Valiant Cross Academy Advances To Finals for 25K National Grant

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(MONTGOMERY, ALA) Valiant Cross Academy has been selected to advance into the finals for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant. The contest began with 2000 entries and was narrowed down to the top 200 submissions by a committee selected by State Farm. They have now moved into the final phase of the contest – the voting phase. Beginning on August 16, 2017 the voting period will open, and anyone can vote up to 10 times per day by going to www.neighborhoodassist.com and search for Valiant Cross Academy or you can search by state. The voting period will close at 11:59pm EST on August 25, 2017.The 40 causes earning the highest number of votes will be designated the winners of the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant and receive $25,000 each. Valiant Cross Academy was the only non-profit selected for the finals from Montgomery, Alabama out of 2000 submissions from across the nation.

“Our community has been so supportive of Valiant Cross Academy, they have rallied around these young men to help us win a 50K National grant for our new high school in June, and now we are asking for their help again.” Said Kimberly Baker, Director of Development “It is such a wonderful feeling to know that the people of Montgomery are helping this program grow

All our voting information will be posted on Valiant Cross Academy’s Face Book page.

Valiant Cross Academy is an all-male school with Christian principles located in the heart of downtown Montgomery on historic Dexter Avenue. Brothers, Anthony and Frederick Brock, both educators were frustrated by the alarming number of African American students who were not college ready. They were committed to create a school that addressed some of the issues that face young African American males. Our academic program has smaller class sizes, longer days, double the math, and triple the literacy time. These young men are learning that with honor, integrity, discipline, respect and love they can learn to overcome some tough obstacles and become anything they want to be in life. We want them to have the ability to lead to serve and to inspire. As a result, we hope to increase the literacy rate, the attendance rate, and ultimately the graduation rate.

The school first opened in 2015 with 30 young men, and now is a thriving middle school with full 6th, 7th and 8th grades with a lengthy waiting list. For more information on Valiant Cross Academy, please visit www.valiantcross.org

For more information contact: Kimberly Baker, Director of Development for Valiant Cross Academy at Kimberly@valiantcross.org.

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