Eagle Academy Opens For Young Black Men
NEW YORK - The Eagle Academy Foundation, which runs all-boys public schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, has opened a $50 million state of the art school in the Bronx. Governor David Paterson, Russell Simmons, a supporter of the school, Allan Houston, members of the U.S. Congress and other elected officials were present at the opening to celebrate the launch of the new school.
Attending the opening ceremonies were Governor Paterson, Russell Simmons, Allan Houston, Wes Moore, Nate Archibald, Congressman Greg Meeks, Congressman Chaka Fattah, New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., City Councilman Joel Rivera, Members of the City Council, New York State Representatives, Phil Banks, Jr. and other leaders from One Hundred Black Men, Inc., David Banks and other leaders from Eagle Academy for Young Men
About the Eagle Academy for Young Men
The Eagle Academy Foundation funds the Eagle Academy for Young Men. The Foundation is committed to the development of a network of all-male, college-preparatory public schools from grades 6 through 12 that educate and develop young men into future leaders, who are committed to excellence in character, scholastic achievement and community service. The Foundation is focused on creating Eagle Academies in high-poverty communities with excessively high rates of incarceration. Current Eagle schools are located in the South Bronx, Ocean-Hill Brownsville in Brooklyn, and Jamaica, Queens.