Chicago’s Finest!

The 2013 graduating class of The Urban Prep Academy for Young Men, in the Chicago public school system has an amazing 100% enrollment into college. Bravo! This all African American high school has 107 seniors, all of which have been accepted into 72 colleges across the country.

The Urban Prep Academy for Young Men is located in Englewood and recently got the attention of Mayor Richard Daily and Chicago Public School Chief Ron Huberman. Huberman told the young men:

“All of you in the senior class have shown that what matters is perseverance, what matters is focus, what matters is having a dream and following that dream.”

Four years ago only 4% of Urban Prep Academy’s incoming freshman class could read at grade level. Today their hard work and persistence, even when faced with obstacles that accompany life in a troubled community, was rewarded.

When Rayvaughn Hines was asked which college he was accepted to, he replied, “Do you want me to name all of them?”

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