The B.E.S.T. Academy high school
The B.E.S.T. Academy, in partnership with the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, the Emerging 100, Morehouse College and others are striving to cultivate the academic, social and emotional growth of each student.
The Emerging 100 has created a program called the ‘100 Fellows’ where Emerging members are paired with a high school senior and is responsible for mentoring that young man. Through a series of workshops around life skills, and personal development between mentor and mentee, the Emerging 100 is helping the curb the high school dropout rate by empowering these young men to believe in their academic success.
The B.E.S.T. Academy, a single gender academy for boys, opened its doors in August 2007 to students in the 6th grade. To develop globally competitive students and future leaders, the B.E.S.T. Academy strives to provide a rigorous college preparatory curriculum utilizing gender based strategies in a safe and nurturing learning environment.
Their mission is to prepare our students to enter into a 4-year institution of higher learning as they transform into the B.E.S.T. Men.