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*Serving grades 3rd-10th

The Academy of Excellence is a new summer program created with a focus on Basketball Fundamentals, (SEL) Social Emotional Learning, Financial Literacy, Social Justice, and Wellness & Nutrition. On the court skills and drills will be paired with informative classroom sessions. These sessions will be facilitated by professionals from each field. Scholars will also be provided breakfast and lunch every day, with the hot food truck visiting once a week. 

*Serving grades 7th-12th

This program was created and run by Al Nolen starting in 2016. It has been designed to support students during the school year with academics, attendance and engagement. By creating a safe, supportive, structured environment and setting high academic and social expectations. We will instill our foundation’s core values to help students to embrace challenges faced academically, emotionally and socially. Each participant will be matched with a mentor and tutors will be available to assist with school work, while also tracking their academic progress throughout the school year. Connections to mental health resources will be offered to students and families.

 Al Nolen has been hosting camps and clinics for the past six years. The foundation was design to continue this work targeting youth in low income and at-risk neighborhoods, with the added focus on creating and leading STEM, educational programming activities.