College Prep Academy

The College Prep Academy is designed to help young black men and parents prepare for college selection, application and admissions. The program consists of workshops, college tours, community service activities, and conferences throughout the academic school year. These efforts create a comprehensive competitive resume for the young men that will improve their chances to get into competitive schools and capture scholarships. The young men learn leadership and life skills while building their college resumes. Many of the College Prep Academy activities are hosted on college and university campuses to expose students to the college environment and to create a climate of higher learning.





The 2013 College Prep Academy Spring session will run from February through May. The focus areas for the Spring session are Life Skills Development and Personal Effectiveness. The theme is moving from Good to Great.
The spring session will include over 24 hours of leadership develop and life skills instruction, 8 hours of community service work and 2 college tours. The young leaders will also participate in a team debate competition. All College Prep activities are designed to develop critical life and leadership skills while building their college resume.

Date/Time Event Location
Saturday, Feb 16th
11:30am – 2:00pm
Orientation & Bowling Tournament Dave & Busters @ Concord Mills Mall
Monday, Feb 18th
2:00pm – 6:00pm
HBCU Awareness and Career Day Foundations of the Carolinas
Saturday, Feb 23rd
10:00am – 1:00pm
Leadership Within Workshop UNCC – Fretwell Building Room 113
Thursday, Feb 28th
5:30pm – 7:30pm
CIAA Teen Summit with Girl Talk Time Warner Arena Practice Court
Saturday, March 9th
10:00am – 1:00pm
Personal Success Playbook Workshop Urban League – Trans America Room
Saturday, March 23rd
10:00am – 1:00pm
Maximizing your Time Workshop UNCC – CONE Center Room 111
Saturday, April 13th
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Get Better and Faster (Study Skills) Workshop Urban League – Conference Room ABC
Saturday, April 20th
10:00am – 1:00pm
Basic Communication and Debate UNCC – Room TBD
Saturday, April 27th
Play 60 Day Community Service TBD
Saturday, May 11th
10:00am – 1:00pm
Mastering the Art of Debate Workshop Urban League – Trans America Room
Saturday, May 18th
10:00am – 1:00pm
The Great Debate Challenge TBD
TENTATIVE June 1 – TBD Awards and Closing Celebration TBD


CPA participants will also have an opportunity to participate in YBM Leadership Alliance Partner events


All Academy participants receive:

  1. Academy shirt
  2. Tracking Notebook
  3. Customized College Success Plan


The investment for the Spring semester is $200 payable in 4 payments of $50. YBM is offering a $50 discount for payment in full by Monday February 18.




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Registration Requirements for College Prep Academy

  1. Young Black Male
  2. 9th – 11th grade
  3. 3.0 GPA or above
  4. College bound
  5. Motivated and willing to learn