Activate My Greatness Male Mentoring Program

We deliver high quality programs in Middle Schools and High Schools to African-American and Latino young men.  This male mentoring program provides relevant curriculum, qualified professionals and unique opportunities for students to learn and practice new skills in and related to “Real-World” experiences. A goal of this program is to provoke different perspectives and solutions in association with leadership activities that “Activate”

  • A Focus on Academic Excellence
  • An Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • A Positive Mental Attitude
  • A Spirit of Community and
  • A Healthier Lifestyle

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FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM

The GAME of LIFE Financial Literacy Series is designed to provide students, ages 15 – 19, with a comprehensive understanding of personal finance, debt management and building a savings over time, as part of ensuring a more financially stable future.

Why Financial Literacy?

Studies show; young adults who display higher financial literacy early on, are less likely to exhibit high-risk financial behavior. Balancing a checkbook and paying bills on time are basic activities, but essential to establishing and maintaining good credit, to buy a home, to purchase a car or start a business. The GAME of LIFE Financial Series is specifically designed to address these concerns, by educating youth on the basics of personal finance while motivating them to take positive action as it relates to receiving and spending money.

Our Approach:

Covering the span of four phases, this Financial Literacy program provides an overview of several critical topics. While there may be similar programs on the market, our approach incorporates “real-world” experiences from former professional athletes! This differentiator captures student’s attention based on the well-deserved celebrity status of various athletes, involves stories of hard learned financial examples and inspires participants to pay closer attention to how money can be utilized!

Anticipated Outcomes:

At APEX Leadership Academy, we believe financial education fosters financial stability for individuals, their families and entire communities. With this knowledge, GAME of LIFE participants are more likely to make informed decisions when it comes to improving their financial health and overall well-being. Strategically, our program seeks to help young students to:

  • Strengthen their awareness of financial opportunities
  • Develop financial confidence in everyday transactions
  • Build financial knowledge in terms of how money is used
  • Utilize banking services and other financial institutions effectively

The Edward Foxworth III Scholarship for Exemplary Leadership is aimed specifically at African-American Male students who are juniors in High School, have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale for their 9th and 10th grades and who demonstrate significant leadership inside and outside the classroom. Up to 10 scholarships of $2,500 are awarded each year to students who attend high school in the City of Detroit. Preference may be awarded to participants of the ACTIVATE MY GREATNESS Program. Scholarships may be used for any type of post-high school education, training, or certification, at a two or four-year school.
Attributes to consider include:

  • Dedicated to self-improvement, academically and personally
  • Exhibits School spirit and/or giving back to underserved communities
  • Active in athletics, clubs or other extracurricular activities
  • A discussion leader and/or innovative thinker
  • Earns the respect of Teachers, School Staff and/or Administrators
  • Values diverse perspectives

Applications are accepted between January 15th and May 15th of each year and should be emailed to Info@APEXLeadershipacademy.com. Awards are announced, after committee review, not later than August 9th. To apply, students must submit a letter of not more than 1,000 words, noting the school they attend, outlining their academic and career plans, briefly share which attributes they possess, along with why they should be considered for this scholarship. Applicants are also encouraged to include no more than 3 letters of support.