The Black Male Reading Academy

9:00 am -- 11:00 am every Saturday

Male students in 1st-4th grade

This program takes place at 3509 South King Drive, on the second floor.

What is The Black Male Reading Academy?

The Black Male Reading Academy is a tutoring program that aims to increase the reading comprehension and vocabulary of young Black males who are in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades by generating a fun learning environment, using materials that help build and reinforce participants' positive self-concepts, as well as topics and characters that reflect the interests indicated by these elementary school children.

Why is this program important?

According to the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP), only 9% of Black males in Chicago read proficiently by the 8th grade. In fact, most of the young Black men in Chicago (51%) are reading BELOW a basic level in the 8th grade. If young Black men cannot read, their options in life are bleak. There is no college they can be admitted to, no career path they can follow, no way to build a positive life, if they cannot read and read well.

How do I register my student for this program?

Please COMPLETE THIS FORM to register your student for the fall session, beginning October 1st, 2016! Please call 773-285-9600 if you have any questions!




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