The primary goal of The Leadership Academy (TLA) is to prepare the students it serves to succeed in life by providing academic assistance, character development and spiritual enrichment through the students’ formative years.
TLA serves up to 150 students in grades K-9 daily during the school year through tutoring, computer-based literacy learning, faith-based instruction, life-skills and character building lessons, mentoring relationships, performing arts, field trips, and recreation.
In order to be guaranteed a backpack with supplies, please submit an application on or before June 25th
Why It Matters
The majority of juvenile crimes are committed between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays. During the same hours, youth are victims of crime more than any other time during the day. Unsupervised youth are more likely to: use alcohol, drugs and tobacco; receive poor grades, skip school or drop out of school; engage in risky sexual activity; carry and use weapons.
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As adults, children who grew up in the inner-city are 7 times more
likely to be on government assistance. 1 in 5 of inner-city teens become
pregnant each year. Inner-city youth are 4 times more likely to abuse
drugs and alcohol.
Urban Youth Impact stands against these startling statistics.