PORTER-BILLUPS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Porter-Billups Leadership Academy

In 1996, Regis University Men’s Head Basketball Coach Lonnie Porter established the Lonnie Porter Leadership Academy to provide academic and leadership training to at-risk inner city students from Denver. In 2006, NBA star Chauncey Billups joined forces with Porter in this effort and the program was renamed the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy. Regis University is committed to offering graduates of this program the opportunity to attend college through scholarships.  

 

Our Students
  • PBLA serves 215 students grades 4-12 each summer at Regis University 

  • Since its inception in 1996, 202 students have graduated from Porter-Billups Leadership Academy after having attended the Academy for at least 7 years.

  • 99.5% on time high school graduation rate

  • 158 students have attended or are currently attending college 

  • 54% of the college bound students who are eligible have graduated

  • Sixty-one students have attended Regis University with 33 graduates to date

Our Leaders

All faculty and board members exhibit qualities found in Regis University's Mission Statement:"Inspired by the Jesuit Catholic ideal of Ignatius of Loyola, Regis University challenges students to make intelligent life choices, search for a just existence through their respective disciplines and ultimately answer the question, "How ought we to live? Through a values-centered education that emphasizes commitment to community service and civic engagement, Regis University is educating students to be leaders in service to others."

Our History

In 1996, Regis University Men’s Head Basketball Coach Lonnie Porter established the Lonnie Porter Leadership Academy to provide academic and leadership training to at-risk inner city students from Denver. In 2006, NBA star Chauncey Billups joined forces with Porter in this effort and the program was renamed the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy. Regis University is committed to offering graduates of this program the opportunity to attend college through scholarships.

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