The Race 4 Achievement programs were developed to help young people ages 13 to 18 years old in their journey toward making life-impacting decisions about their education and their future.
The Carnegie Program
This is a free group study session and college mentoring opportunity for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with area tutors, teachers and graduate students. Launched in 2015, the Carnegie Program provides area high school students with the assistance needed to confidently and successfully complete the SAT and ACT standardized exams. The objective of this program is to increase standardized test scores and help students carve out the best future for themselves based on their personal and scholastic strengths.
If you are a student or parent interested in attending a workshop, please contact Keonta Ramsey.
The Du Bois Program is a career-focused, after-school program that provides middle school students with mentorship, academic support, positive reinforcement and guidance in preparation for the transition to high school. This exciting but challenging two-year program consists of seven phases. All phases have both community service and an educational component, as well as special field trip opportunities. In year one, participants complete the first six phases of the program and in year two, students will focus on the final phase consisting of a social service experiment for the entire year.
Scholars AAU Basketball Team
Funded by the generosity of individual donors and fundraising efforts, our Scholars program provides young men life-changing opportunities both on and off the court. Participants of our 14U and 15U basketball teams commit to weekly tutoring and community service as a way to teach the importance of good sportsmanship, teamwork and respect. Our Scholars basketball teams are coached by co-founder and community member, Rashaad Lennen.
Feeding Our Neighbors
Feeding Our Neighbors is an outreach program designed to encourage community members to take an active role in helping their fellow humans. Volunteers prepare bagged lunches and provide donated clothing items to the homeless and those in need throughout the area. The goal is to bring awareness to homelessness and for members to cultivate relationships with the people of our city who are often overlooked and under-protected.
Kids First Book Bag Drive
Our annual Kids First Book Bag Drive is held to collect book bags filled with school supplies to help support students who attend local Title 1 schools. These valued donations are shared directly with children in our communities to help them succeed.