Last weekend, six Valor Academy of Leadership Scholars joined The Black Men’s Think Tank for a visit to South Bend, Indiana and Notre Dame.
Accompanied by Tunji Williams, CEO of Profectus Learning Systems, Inc. and John Taylor, Principal of Valor Academy of Leadership, the students were hosted by the Notre Dame’s student group, Wabruda. This organization is based on brotherhood among Black males at the University fostering self empowerment skills. The ultimate goal is to develop leaders and men of integrity.
As part of this introduction to college life, the Valor scholars participated in the Black Student Association Welcome Dinner, were paired with a Black male student mentor, made classroom visits, toured the campus, visited the Black Heritage Museum, participated in an improvisational Social Theatre and attended scholarly sessions during the Black Men Think Tank program. A special treat for the Valor Scholars was receiving an inspirational message from Jacksonville native and star Notre Dame Wide Receiver, K. J. Stephenson.
Valor Academy of Leadership for young males is creating tomorrow’s leaders…today by providing not just the needed college-prep curriculum but also through a variety of unique experiences that give the Scholars a window on the world and an edge for whatever they choose to become in life. College tours, debate team, Trailblazer Ceremony, summer institute with non-traditional sports with great potential for college scholarships such as Lacrosse and golf are all part of the exposure provided for the Scholars. The Valor culture is shaping young men who are SHARP – Self-Aware, Humble, Appreciative, Respectful and Persistent. Its sister school for young ladies is the Virtue Arts and Science Academy.
For parents seeking a learning environment of respect, challenge, opportunity, encouragement to succeed and with supportive and concerned staff, enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year for both schools is now open. For a tour or more information, call 904-469-8195.