100 Black Men Secretary, and Saturday Leadership Academy Mentor, Anthony Pegues, was elated to recently announce that the hard work of two of his mentees has paid off.  Anthony has known and mentored Taj Jean Baptiste and Larry Jones over the past five years and has watched them grow from boys to young men. Taj and Larry are both members of the 100 Black Men of Greater Washington DC’s Saturday Leadership Academy, where they learn about mentoring, health and wellness, education and financial literacy.

 

Taj Jean Baptiste

Taj has been accepted to and chosen to attend the University of New Orleans in the fall to continue his post-secondary education, studying Business Administration. Taj is a graduating senior at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, DC, where he has a 3.0 GPA and is a member of the Track Team. He also works part-time at The North Face. Taj has also been accepted at the following colleges and universities:

 

  • Hampton University, Central State University, Grambling State University, Norfolk State University, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Fayetteville State University, Glenville State College, Barry University

 

Larry Jones

Larry has been accepted to and chosen to attend Morehouse College in the fall to continue his post-secondary education, studying Business Administration. Larry is a graduating senior at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Washington, DC, where he has a 3.85 GPA and is member of The Chess Club, The National Honor Society, a Smithsonian Youth Advisor, the College Success Foundation and an Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE) Scholar. He also works part-time at Hill Country BBQ. He has also been accepted at the following colleges and universities:

 

  • Clark Atlanta University, Georgia State University, Radford University, NC Wesleyan University, Virginia State University, York College, University of District of Columbia

 

Please join us in congratulating these outstanding students on their impressive accomplishment.

 

Congratulations gentlemen!

 

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