commencement-profile-graphic.jpgEnglewood’s Urban Prep Academy for Young Men in Chicago has fulfilled its lofty mission within four years: 100 percent of its first senior class has been accepted to four-year colleges or universities.

Mayor Richard Daley and Chicago schools chief Ron Huberman surprised students at a school assembly recently with congratulations, and school leaders announced that as a reward, their senior prom would be free.

107 seniors at the all-boy, all-African-American school gained acceptance from 72 different colleges, including Northwester, Morehouse College, Howard University, Rutgers and DePaul University.

READ the good news in the Chicago Tribune

(This is one of the happiest stories I have ever read. – Lynn)


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