CHICAGO: BRONZEVILLE’S URBAN PREP: 100% Accepted to College for 10 Years in a Row

Photo (Facebook): Signing Day, Daley Center Plaza, May 16

Students have amassed over $10 million in scholarships and grants

(CHICAGO – May 23, 2019) – Last Wednesday at Urban Prep’s Annual College Signing Day, the school announced that for the 10th year in a row, 100% of Urban Prep graduates have been admitted to college.

Over the past ten years, 1,700 Urban Prep seniors—all young Black men from some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods—have received 11,000+ college admission letters. This year, members of the Class of 2019 have been admitted to 162 different four-year colleges and universities, including DePauw University, Gettysburg College, Howard University, Morehouse College, University of Rochester, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and University of Virginia. These students have amassed over $10 million in scholarships and grants. In the audience at Signing Day sat 7th and 8th graders from Chicago Public Schools who eagerly await their turn to pick up the mantle that Urban Prep students have inspired them to carry. This is #100PercentLegacy

Please consider giving $100 to commemorate the #100PercentLegacy our students continue to leave; or $10 in honor of the number of consecutive years they’ve fulfilled this Legacy via Facebook or by visiting