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Urban Prep 100% College Acceptance Celebration and Signing Day

The Urban Prep legacy continues: for the 10th consecutive year 100% of the seniors at Urban Prep – all African-American males and from mostly low-income families – have been admitted to four-year colleges and universities. To celebrate, Urban Prep will share the news of its 100% Legacy at the network’s annual College Signing Day event.

Students from the Class of 2019 have been admitted to 162 different four-year universities, including the University of Rochester, Georgetown University, DePauw University, Howard University, Gettysburg College, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Morehouse College and the University of Virginia. Urban Prep seniors have received more than 770 college admissions and $10 million in scholarships and grants to date.

Urban Prep’s legacy is not just one of 100% College Acceptance since Urban Prep graduates outpace Black males in college enrollment, persistence and completion locally and nationally.  Upon earning their college degrees, several Urban Prep alumni have returned to Urban Prep as mentors and full-time employees.  Other alumni have gone on to careers including: teaching, higher education, healthcare, finance, advertising, communications, IT, social work, music and entrepreneurship.

Through the legacy of its graduates, Urban Prep’s students are changing the narrative for young Black men from one of negative stereotypes to the real story of success.

WHEN:            Wednesday, May 15, 2019
                        Assembly and Speaking Program: Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Urban Prep students, alumni and leadership available for interviews following the speaking program

WHO:              Tim King, Founder and CEO, Urban Prep Academies
                        150 Urban Prep graduating seniors
                        Urban Prep principals, alumni, parents and supporters, Elected Officials

WHERE:         Daley Plaza
                       50 W. Washington, Chicago, IL

 About Urban Prep Academies:

Urban Prep Academies, founded by Tim King and a group of African-American education, business and civic leaders, operates the country's first network of charter public high schools for boys. Since its first graduating class in 2010, 100% of Urban Prep’s graduates—all African American males, mostly from low-income families—have been admitted to college. Urban Prep’s three schools in Chicago’s Englewood, Near West and Bronzeville communities, as well as Urban Prep’s unique Alumni and Fellows Programs, have provided more than 2,500 students with the tools they need to succeed in college and life. To learn more about Urban Prep, visit       



Keywords: college bound, college prep, graduation, Urban Prep

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