Obama Academy’s First College Graduates

Earlier this month, BOMLA had the pleasure of hosting our first own Baccalaureate Ceremony to recognize and celebrate the Class of 2019, or the “19 Dream Team.” This year, though, our graduation celebrations extend outside of our campus walls as BOMLA alumni across the country prepared to receive their university diploma – a first in […]

JCPenney Graduation Gift

Seniors will begin the fall semester in style, thanks to JCPenney. A long-time corporate partner of FRIENDS of Obama Academy attended Senior Signing Day this year, with a big announcement – each graduate will receive a dorm makeover package and an invitation to an exclusive event at JCPenney Headquarters in Plano. “Because of your hard […]

Manufacturing Day at Toyota

On October 4th, our Friends at Toyota hosted 10 young men from BOMLA at their headquarters for “Manufacturing Day” in collaboration with Pinkston High and Plano Academy. The students participated in hands-on workshops, lecture series , Q&A sessions with team members and a tour of campus. During this experience, Brother Brandon Jones represented BOMLA by […]

Toyota Invests in Young Leaders

A generous donation from Toyota has made quality ACT and SAT test prep a reality for our upperclassmen at BOMLA. The gift to FRIENDS of BOMLA is the first designated gift for test prep and adds a much needed component to the campus’ College Readiness program. “Our young men completed an intense and extremely beneficial […]

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Thank you to two companies for partnering with the FRIENDS of BOMLA to provide speakers for Hispanic Heritage Month. From JC Penney, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition Bret Romero shared his story of humble beginnings and his 3 R’s to live by – Risk-Taking, Relationship Building and Respect. Romero lives by these principles and uses […]

North Texas Giving Day 2018

Thanks to community support, we set a new North Texas Giving Day record for FRIENDS of BOMLA. We received more than 150 gifts totaling $19,957. With the $17,500 match pool that brought our total raised to $37,457 to support the school’s mission and programs. Click here to view a Thank you video to everyone who […]

Williams selected as new College Bound Advisor

The FRIENDS of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy is pleased to welcome the newest addition to our family, Misty Williams.  Beginning in Fall 2018, Williams will serve as the College Bound Advisor, and help prepare students for life after graduation through BOMLA’s College Readiness Program. Previously, Williams worked with eager middle schoolers at BOMLA and will soon […]