Our Model

The Academy Group is demonstrating the promise of a new model for identifying, developing, and sustaining a diverse national pipeline of future leaders, employers, and change agents.

We focus on world-class experiential learning.

We focus on world-class experiential learning.

Through rigorous, hands-on exploration of economics, entrepreneurship, design thinking, technology and justice, young people acquire the skill-sets and mindsets required to lead, own and operate businesses and create wealth for their families and communities.

We create wealth for our students and their families.

We create wealth for our students and their families.

We set students up for long-term success by helping close the wealth gap. For example, starting in fourth grade, each student earns approximately $2,000 a year toward a personal college fund. These funds, which can total more than 20K, are distributed to Academy students to support them through college.

We make financial investments for social returns.

We make financial investments for social returns.

We invest in a diverse portfolio of commercial companies that share our vision and values and use the earned revenues to reinvest in young people. Our partner companies provide paid internships to our students in high school and college and help us fulfill our guarantee of employment to all students who complete our program and graduate from college.