The Board of Directors of Student Empowerment Academy wishes to thank the students, parents, staff, and other stakeholders for their service to the School in the ten years it operated in South Central Los Angeles. Student Empowerment Academy offered a innovative team approach using technology in a small setting to prepare inner city students for the 21st Century workplace. Partners included the Walton Family Foundation, New Tech Network, UCLA, USC, Google, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, National Football League Players Association, and Root Down L.A.
The School’s success is evident by its most recent graduating class: 44 of the 48 seniors will be attending colleges this Fall. 30 the 48 seniors are matriculating as freshmen at four-year colleges, including the University of California and California State University, as well as private and out of state universities. Another 14 seniors are excited to enroll at local community colleges with plans to transfer to four-year programs.
Although Student Empowerment Academy has closed its doors, it leaves behind a legacy of success as its alumni move to the university level to empower themselves to make a positive impact in their future workplaces and in the wider community.