Saturday Leadership Academy

Empowering and Mentoring Youth

The following topics will be covered in the workshop sessions:

 Team Building

 Job Interview Skills

 Public Speaking

 Money management

 Character Development

 Values Clarification

 Personal Accountability

 Teen Pregnancy &       Fatherhood

 Health Issues

 Pursuing Higher Education

 Career Education




The goals of the Saturday Academy are related but not limited to:​

1.  Provide workshops and information that will                    strengthen the character and leadership skills of                African American males

2.  Enhance self-esteem and build confidence in the              student's ability to become a  productive citizen in            our 


3.  Encourage participants to attend college


4.  Improve communications skills

5.  Provide scholarship opportunities for those students

      who successfully complete the program

6.  Provide letters of reference for students seeking                college admission, scholarships or employment

To Access the Orientation and participate, use the link information below: 

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Men’s Mentoring Group – Student & Parent Orientation Jan 30 at 9AM-12PM 


For typing into the web browser:


Or call in (audio only)

+1 805-324-7680,,428388195#  

United States, Santa Barbara

Phone Conference ID: 428 388 195#

Please confirm your intent to attend the orientation and interview by calling

Mr. Cooper (Numbers below).


If you do not attend the orientation

and interview, you will jeopardize being admitted to the academy.


All academy classes will be held on Saturday morning starting at

8:30 a.m. and ending at 12:00 p.m.



The classes will be for students only and has a strict attendance requirement.


The weekly sessions will be held online due

to COVID 19 .


No Class March 20, 2021 for Spring Break

If you have any questions, please contact

Mr. Jerry Cooper at (209) 471-3265


Young men will explore themes related to the









The Saturday Leadership Academy (SLA) is a program designed to mentor and encourage young African American males to attend college. This program consists of a 10 week

workshop series.

Academy meetings are held on
Saturday morningstarting at
8:30AM and ending at 12:00PM
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