For the 8th consecutive year in a row, Chicago’s Urban Prep Academy is sending 100% of its students to college. A notable accomplishment the school has achieved every year since 2010.

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According to its website, “100% of the seniors from Urban Prep’s Englewood, West and Bronzeville campuses have been accepted to four-year colleges and universities. Students from all three campuses, faculty,and parents celebrated the momentous occasion with an with a public event on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Seniors from the class of 2017 have been accepted to over 170 colleges and universities, and have amassed over $15 million in scholarships and grants to date including four prestigious Posse Scholarships.”

Students have been accepted into a list of schools including, Howard University, Hampton University, Georgetown, Johnson C. Smith University, Illinois State University, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Indiana University, North Carolina A&T, Xavier University of Louisiana and several others. You can view the full list of schools these young men have been accepted into here.

Mike “Orie” Mosley is the managing editor for and a cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the founder of In his spare time, he’s probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie