Our Board of Directors

Greetings from our Executive Director and Board Chair

Welcome

We’re delighted that you’re interested in the Black Male Working Academy! We look forward to help guide and mold today’s black youth into community and global leaders of tomorrow. 

We encourage you to contact us for more information.

With Gratitude,
Black Male Working Academy, Inc. Board of Directors

In 2005, Leestown Middle School African American males were academically the lowest performing student population according to the CATS assessment and had the highest number of office referrals.

In 2005, Leestown Middle School African American males were academically the lowest performing student population according to the CATS assessment and had the highest number of office referrals.

There was very limited representation of African American males on the Honor Roll and this population seemed to be socially focused rather than academically focused.

Disturbed by the data, Mrs. Roszalyn Akins founded the BMW Academy as a way to reach, teach and keep this population of students from failing.

First Baptist Church Bracktown had an established relationship with Leestown Middle School through the African American Coalition “Adopt A School” program. Mrs. Akins extended this relationship into a partnership that focused on student achievement and academic success.  

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Meet the Board

Dr. Rosz Akins

Executive Director

Dr. Roger Cleveland

Board Chairman

Ms. Glenda Humphrey George Esq.

Vice Chairman

Ms. Felicia Chism

Treasurer

Mrs. Veda Stewart

Board Member

Mrs. Lynette Wooldridge

Board Member