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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Timothy McCall ’15 Alumni Update

Timothy McCall is one of 12 students from Obama Academy’s first graduating class in 2015 and will graduate from Florida A&M University (FAMU) this spring. Although his matriculation through the HBCU in Tallahassee was far from easy, he has landed a full-time position as a business analyst for Goldman Sachs in New York city post-graduation. […]