FRIENDS Funds Study Abroad

For another summer, FRIENDS has offset the expensive cost of travel for a group of students interested in Global Studies. Obama Academy has enjoyed a years long partnership with the Center for International Education Exchange. The organization’s website explains, “CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in […]

BOMLA Graduates Third Senior Class

For the third year in a row, “The” Barack Obama Male Leadership will graduate 100% of students who have all been accepted to 4-year colleges and universities. The class has earned a cumulative $2.4 million in scholarship and financial reward offers. This year’s valedictorian is Brother Taylon Owens who has been at BOMLA since the […]

FRIENDS Secures $75,000 Gift for Classroom Technology

Thanks to the generosity of The Hillcrest Foundation, FRIENDS will receive a $75,000 grant to improve campus technology. The grant will cover hardware purchases like tablets, desktops and instructional materials for teachers, in addition to multimedia software to increase access, exposure and student academic performance. The Hillcrest Foundation was created by Mrs. W.W. Caruth, Sr. […]

Robotics Team Big Win

The Robotics Team rose above 24 teams at the For Inspiration & Recognition of Science Technology (FIRST) Challenge in February. The win advanced the team to regional competition for the first time since the school opened. “It was encouraging to win this award because the week before we went and lost” said Team Captain Brother […]

$100,000 Grant to Fund BOMLA Mission

Announced just before Thanksgiving, the Cotton Bowl Foundation and the College Playoff Foundation, will each gift a $50,000 grant to FRIENDS of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy. In an effort to supplement the existing college readiness plan, the Cotton Bowl Foundation gift will send all young men on a college visit over the course of […]