B. Wright Leadership Academy Inc.’s mission is to provide a Private K-12 school that will provide a safe and nurturing environment for children by fostering an engaging and educational atmosphere which will promote each child's unique social, emotional, physical, technology, and cognitive development with a strong emphasis on arts and technology.
An inside look at B. Wright Leadership Academy, established in 2013.
B. Wright Leadership Academy is a private K–12 school established in 2013 by basketball player Brent Wright, who played alongside Haslem at the University of Florida and most recently played overseas for BC Oostende in Belgium.
Like Haslem, Wright was raised in the Miami community where he has set up shop with his leadership academy. Technology in particular is an integral part of the academy’s vision, which aims “to not only teach students how to use technology, but to guide students in acquiring the skills needed to be successful in the 21st century.”
With the donation from Haslem, CDW and Lenovo, now a group of kids who might not have access to expensive tablets or smartphones at home won’t miss out on the benefits of a modern learning tool like the Chromebook. Gifts and donations like these are critical for a small private school like B. Wright Leadership Academy, where funds for technology initiatives aren’t always easy to come by.
Empowering students through technology
While children certainly seem to have a natural aptitude for embracing technology, without regular access to it, they are unlikely to achieve the tech proficiency needed to keep up with their digital-native peers.
Ensuring that students in schools with a high percentage of low-income students have access to technology is part of a broader problem within K–12 that’s often referred to as the digital divide. This divide is acutely felt in South Florida, where “estimates for the number of Miami-Dade children without Internet range from 45 percent to 25 percent, according to the library system and the school district, respectively,” reports The Miami Herald.
Future leaders of tomorrow
Future leaders of tomorrow
Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts
These programs provide students strategies that build character and self-esteem. The Boy/Girl Scout programs also provide students training in how to become responsible citizens, along with the opportunity to develop them through personal fitness.
Men of Standards
This program works with young men that are identified as At Risk both academically and socially. Men of Standards provide students with training in the areas of critical thinking, building self-esteem and the development of modeled.
This organization work with girls to provide programs and activities that cultivate healthy, smart, and active lifestyles. Additionally the program empowers young girls to get the best out of life, and to build confidence, competence and pride within themselves.