Campaign for an Eagle Academy on Staten Island
According to the Schott Foundation, although the city has the highest enrollment of black males, only 25 percent of Black male students graduate in NYC high schools. Each year, over 100,000 Black males in NYC do not graduate from high school with their entering class. In 2010, the Schott State Report on Black Males and Education describes Eagle Academy as one of the “beacons of light with outstanding leaders that are doing a great job saving hundreds of children.” With sites in South Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and set to open in Newark, NJ, the only community missing is Staten Island. We want an Eagle Academy here on Staten Island serving our young boys and community with academic excellence, strong character and defined success. We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now to establish an Eagle Academy on Staten Island for the school year 2013-2014.