The Urban Eagles in Grier Heights (a Charlotte, NC neighborhood) are excited to announce that 4 of their 5 graduating seniors have been accepted to four-year universities for the fall of 2017.
Pictured left to right:
Montray Porter - St. Augustine's College (just completed Freshman year)
Ryan Chambers - Eastern Nazarene College (just completed Freshman year/playing soccer)
Jacob McLeod - Carolina A&T
Deron Huggins - UNC Ashville
Jah'Qwel Williams - UNC Ashville
Tyree Watson - UNC Greensboro
The Urban Eagles in Grier Heights - a neighborhood in Charlotte, NC - are excited to announce that 4 of their 5 graduating seniors have been accepted to four-year universities for the fall of 2017. They have been accepted to schools in the likes of High Point, Wingate, Southern Wesleyan, UNC-Ashville, UNC-Greensboro, and North Carolina A & T University. They will soon be making their decisions on their respective schools. We are so excited for these young men to graduate from our program and high school and head into a new journey towards a secondary education.
All four of these students will be first generation college students. Each of them have been a part of Urban Eagles teams and programs for at least four years. These young men have completed the Urban Eagles Leadership Development Program and have been serving their own community as mentors, small group leaders, tutors, coaches, and role models for younger kids since they were sophomores in high school. All of these programs require transportation, a basic need that was met through the Speedway Children’s Charities grant.
The Urban Eagles specialize in creating sports teams in at risk communities and utilizing those teams as a platform for success. Urban Eagles coaches are trained to use the game as an avenue for character building, academic accountability, and relational mentoring. Each one of our players is involved in weekly practices, games, tutoring, seasonal trips and college visits, and year around mentorship relationships with our over 30 trained staff, coaches, and volunteers.