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 […]

Summer Enrichment: Dartmouth Debate to Beijing, China

FRIENDS supports student achievement opportunities to participate in local and national programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM), college tours, cultural immersion, and leadership development. This summer, donors made $40,000 worth of investments for students to attend enrichment and exposure experiences at 15 universities on 3 different continents. Each young man returned to […]

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 […]

BOMLA Welcomes New Principal

  Friends of BOMLA gives a warm welcome to the new principal at BOMLA, David Welch. David Welch began his career in the Dallas Independent School District as a music teacher at Harry Stone Middle School in 1990.  After Harry Stone Middle School transitioned into a Montessori School, Mr. Welch was selected in 1992 as the […]

Growth and Success Result in New Building

Under the direction of Dallas ISD Trustee Lew Blackburn, The Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy (BOMLA) will relocate to the A. Maceo Smith High School building at the close of the 2017-2018 school year. BOMLA has long outgrown its current space located at the B.F. Darrell campus on Lancaster Road since it opened in 2011. […]

BOMLA’s Largest Graduating Class

The Class of 2018 is the largest class from Obama Academy to graduate, as 50 students received their diplomas on May 25.  The Class of 2018 continued BOMLA’s trend to graduate 100 percent of students, a statistic that exceeds school district and state averages. Cumulatively, the class has earned more than $4.4 million in scholarships and financial […]