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‘Urban Prep’ Sets Up Students for Success

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1education.pngFor years, Tim King dreamed of doing something to shatter a troubling statistic about African American males in his hometown of Chicago.”Only 2.5 percent of black boys who are in public schools actually graduate from college,” King said.

Last fall, King turned his dream into reality when he founded Urban Prep Academy, the city’s only all-boys public charter high school.

It’s mission — to provide young men a high quality, college-preparatory education for free.



Written by Symphony

February 16, 2008 at 10:13 pm

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