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Their Mission Statement

Imagine hundreds of school-aged boys within our local community having the opportunity to rise out of poverty, graduate college and become great leaders in society. On September 24, 2012, Visible Men Academy (VMA) became the first all-boys public charter school approved in Manatee County, Florida. VMA will open it's doors in August 2013 expanding the Kindergarten through 8th grade education options available to the families of Manatee County. VMA offers a gender-specific school designed to promote intellectual and academic advancement while simultaneously addressing the local, social and emotional challenges of the environment for low-income boys. The mission of Visible Men Academy is to provide boys from low-income communities with outstanding academic, character, and social education in a nurturing school environment. The purpose is to deliver a high-quality educational experience that meets the specific needs of at-risk elementary and middle school aged boys through the collaborative efforts of administrators, teachers, parents, the broader community, and the students themselves. The VMA vision is to lead boys toward a realization of their innate strong character - boys who are family orientated, community conscious, and globally aware. Through a firm foundation of intellectual and academic diligence, VMA students will be equipped to meet and exceed the expectations of challenging high school environments and will be eager and determined to pursue college.

Summary of Impact

Impact Summary from the Nonprofit 90% of all children from low-income communities who graduate from college never return to poverty. By expanding school-aged boys vision of possible personal, family, professional, and civic options, the VMA curriculm helps to invest them in their futures. As this attachment strenghtens, it increases the likelihood that young boys will make healthy decisions and display good judgement on a day-to-day basis. This is the cornerstone of the Visible Men Academy philosophy and approach. Top accomplishments to date: 1. VMA Charter School Approval on September 24, 2012 in Manatee County, Florida. 2. Since 2008, over 750 boys nationwide have successfully participated in Visible Men programming resulting in increased work ethic and participation in the classroom. 3. Partnership with Charter School Growth Fund; this affiliation provides VMA and it's Founding Group with a wealth of invaluable expertise and capacity for the development of a school model specifically targeting the challenges of the low income student population. VMA organization goals are to: 1. To hire passionate, engaging, cross culturally proficient teachers, administrators and staff working with at risk boys. 2. To continue to establish positive partnerships with youth advocacy, social service and early childhood education. 3. To engage parents in their child's academic experience while providing parents with significant parenting resources. 4. To develop family enrichment opportunities creating a sense of community and academic excellence.

Visible Men Academy is a nonprofit organization based in florida, FL. Having been around, it serves the greater Bradenton community for the last 24 years, particularly in area of florida.
Today Visible Men Academy is 1 of nonprofits in Bradenton. Visible Men Academy has been serving in areas particularly in Array. For more regarding Visible Men Academy visit their site http://www.vmacademy.org or search their EIN 46-0930264

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