Extraordinary Youth Start Summer Break At College
Typical elementary or high school students spend their summer break hanging out with friends, watching television or going to the mall. The thought of spending their days at a college campus refining skills in leadership would send most kids running in the other direction. However, a select group of students is giving up not just one summer, but seven consecutive summers, in hopes of changing their lives forever.
The Porter-Billups Academy, a non-sports institute partnered by Lonnie Porter, Regis University’s men’s basketball coach and Chauncey Billups of the Los Angeles Clippers, helps students become leaders among their peers, see education as a path to success, graduate from high school and attend college. About 90 percent of the Academy students will be the first members of their families to attend college.