Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=161787
Story Retrieval Date: 6/19/2013 8:12:39 PM CST
At the Urban Prep School, young men are rising up to challenge stereotypes
Englewood students believe to succeed
Urban Prep Academies is a non-profit organization founded in 2002. The organization opened the Urban Prep Charter Academy four years ago to provide quality education for young men. At the Englewood campus, the students are challenging negative stereotypes and carving a better future. They represent a new generation of black men, one that believes in success and brotherhood.