Eagle Academy is a highly effective middle/high school serving 600 young men, grades 6-12, in Brownsville, Brooklyn. This past year, Eagle had a graduation rate of over 95%, vastly outpacing other local schools.
The Meringoff Foundation supports Eagle’s extended day programs for middle and high school students, which provide a wide range of enrichment opportunities that include culinary arts, barbering, chess, robotics, debate, and forensics. For Eagle Scholars, this wrap-around approach creates a deep sense of community and mutual responsibility, and brings a wealth of positive options to an otherwise under-resourced area.
“What changed school for me was the ability to connect with my Eagle brothers and share fun experiences with them during Extended Day. It kept me out of trouble and focused. The people I knew at other schools didn’t have that experience.”