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Saturday Academy

Life Skills for Teens

The need for after school training is critically important for high school age students to keep them on track and prepared for the challenges of the real world of training, school and employment. LPTM Saturday Academy is a four hour long program that offers a cohort of male high-school students (ages 13 – 17) college/career readiness training.  Our curriculum and series of workshops focuses on developing important skill-sets for college-bound students. The sessions feature elements of LPTM’s Human Development System, art-education, Black male identity building, financial planning, goal setting, and preparation for post-secondary education and career development. 


Some members of the LPTM 2013 Saturday Academy cohort (L to R: Kierell, Jahi, Nicholas, and Reginald)

College and Work Preparedness

Students are introduced to our  unique character-building curriculum, LPTM Human Development SystemTM and participate in a series of workshops focusing on the development of important life skills for college bound students, including:

  • Resume writing 
  • Mock interview training
  • Essay writing
  • Financial management
  • Study skills
  • College preparedness

Discussion Themes

Saturday Academy classes are organized around themes such as:

  • Giving/Philanthropy
  • Leadership and Purpose 
  • Loving/Being a Gentleman 
  • Arts and Artists 
  • Language and Premise 
  • Meditation

Outcomes for Saturday Academy Graduates

Young men who complete the program receive a certificate of completion and have the tools to begin a successful transition to college or vocational training.

Each student leaves Life Pieces To Masterpieces Saturday Academy with:

  • An increased understanding of himself (goals, passions, personal story)
  • Completion of an oral presentation
  • A set of goals and a plan for achieving
  • A portfolio, including a reflection journal, goal setting guides, a personal elevator speech, resume and cover letter, a college essay for admission

Mentors for the LPTM 2013 Saturday Academy (L to R:  Tosin, Goldie, Shawn, Kasim, Elder Bill, Maurice, Walla, and Charles)

Interested in joining Saturday Academy? Fill out the enrollment form below and email to Loretta Curry, Director of Programs and Education, at

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