100 Black Men of Syracuse will host a Saturday Academy information meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at the South Side Innovation Center, 2610 S. Salina St. in Syracuse.
The Saturday Academy is an innovative approach to help our youth improve their academic performance in school and better prepare them for success in college and beyond. The program accepts a limited number of 5th through 8th grade male and female students without regard to their family’s financial situation.
At the Saturday Academy, we help students develop fundamental concepts in the areas of mathematics, science and the language arts. Students also attend personal empowerment sessions to develop self-pride and an understanding of who they are from a cultural perspective.
The Academy requires each student to have an adult sponsor (parent, guardian or other community member) who is expected to contribute to the student’s success.
When are classes?
Classes are held Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Syracuse Academy of Science High School, which is located at 1001 Park Ave. Sessions run concurrent with the school year calendar. A light breakfast and lunch is provided.
The selection process is intended to be fair and open as well as ensure the full participation and commitment of both student and parent or sponsoring adult.
The interactive learning environment provided by the Saturday Academy is not intended to replicate or follow the curriculum students receive during the other five days of the week. Rather, our instructors aim to stretch the creative potential and expand the problem-solving skills of the youth we are entrusted to serve.
The Saturday Academy will remain true to the goals of 100 Black Men of Syracuse of nurturing our youth and producing new generations of role models.
Educators interested in applying for one of the instructor positions should email or mail their resume to 100 Black Men of Syracuse, Inc., 2610 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13205.
The 100 is also now accepting Saturday Academy enrollment applications for 4th through 8th grade students. For more info and to download an application, go to click here
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