Save the Date: North Texas Giving Day is September 19

As a parent, friend, supporter, advocate (or all of the above), we hope you will consider making a gift to the FRIENDS of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy this North Texas Giving Day. Visit for more information about the community-wide day or to learn more about the Obama Academy, visit

Inside the Mind: Teachers and parents receive psychological training

When parents and teachers are committed to truly understanding their children and students, effective communication, education and success become even more attainable. On July 30-31, thanks to generous FRIENDS donations, BOMLA will welcome child psychologist and author Dr. Leonard Sax for a special presentation on the young male brain to equip parents and teachers with […]

Beyond the Classroom: Student Summer Enrichment

While education in the classroom is critical, experiencing different cultures, histories or opportunities firsthand creates an invaluable learning experience for students. This year, we have overflowing appreciation for the FRIENDS who contributed $35,000 to make those real-world experiences a reality for students, granting the opportunity to develop further during their summer break. Rising senior Fernando […]

Educating the Educators: Faculty Enrichment

At BOMLA, education extends beyond the classroom, and sometimes even beyond the student. Each year, FRIENDS donations make it possible for our teachers to have the opportunity to attend professional development seminars across the country, finding new ways to strengthen community and cultivate new learning experiences. If you are not a boy aged 12-18, it […]

Alumni Spotlight: Turning an internship into a career

2015 BOMLA graduate Mahteme Adamu recently graduated from Texas State University with a degree in electrical engineering. During his time at BOMLA, Matt served as a Mayor’s intern with Jacobs Engineering Group, an engineering, construction and technical services agency. He continued his internship with the company as a college student and now boasts a full-time […]

FRIENDS Spotlight: Creating Purpose From Passion

BOMLA’s Executive Director Kezia Stegemoeller was recently featured in the latest publication from the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) and The Real Estate Council (TREC) Dallas for her work at Obama Academy. The article highlights Kezia’s passion for the school, her take on Dallas philanthropy and her involvement in the DRC as well as the Junior […]