Alumni Spotlight: Taking the Stage as a Catalyst for Change

On January 25, TEDx Pleasant Grove hosted speakers from Dallas and beyond on the theme “Open.” Among them were established professionals and changemakers such as Caryoln Coker Ross, an eating disorder and addiction expert, Poonam Patel, founder of Urban Loop Studio, and Thomas Palmer, BOMLA alumnus and aspiring lawyer and senator. Modeled after the popular […]

Student Spotlight: Taking the Debate Stage

It’s not every day you meet a middle-schooler with a rising talent for debate, but that’s exactly what you’ll find in BOMLA seventh grader Leroy Tamfu. Tamfu, who says he became interested in debate through politics, recently placed fifth out of fifty competitors at a local tournament. Tamfu said he trained with his classmates, teacher […]

Alumni Spotlight: Walking by Faith

BOMLA alumnus Bryan Flores is currently a junior at Texas A&M University studying industrial distribution, but he has a greater calling. “The most rewarding part of college so far has been the opportunity to strengthen my faith,” he said. “[After graduation] I want to first and foremost work in ministry, where I can take all […]

Save the Date: Senior Signing Day is May 19

Every educator, administrator and student at BOMLA values and pursues success in its many different forms. This year, we invite you to celebrate the opportunities ahead of this year’s graduating class at our 2020 Senior Signing Day and Brunch on May 19. To date, BOMLA has achieved a 100% college acceptance rate among our seniors. The […]

Donation Update: The Power of Giving

Imagine visiting Oprah Winfrey’s Instagram page and seeing a video of your son presenting the media-mogul with a rose as a thank-you for a scholarship. For John Thompson and his son Zachary, this was a reality made possible through FRIENDS donations. In his first semester at Morehouse College, Thompson made the Dean’s List. His father, […]

BOMLA Participates in DISD’s Principal for a Day

Even though it wasn’t opposite day, Oct. 10 sure felt like it! BOMLA hosted Maureen Tarantello as our principal for Dallas Independent School District’s (DISD) annual Principal for a Day project. In collaboration with the Dallas Regional Chamber and Capital One Bank, DISD hosts Principal for a Day (PFAD) as an opportunity for community leaders […]

FRIENDS Spotlight: An Agent for Change

At BOMLA, the notion of service and giving back is built into our hallways. Similarly, FRIENDS founding Board Member Lyria Howland has intersected her professional work with her passion for advocating for young people. Recently, Howland was awarded the Change Agency Award from the Marcus Graham Project because of her contribution to increased diversity in […]