The Champion Academy is

Fighting
to Make Rochester a better place

WE're on a mission

The Champion Academy Extreme Mentoring & Empowerment Initiative provides teens in poverty with the critical support, consistency, and accountability necessary to overcome barriers and reach their fullest potential.

How it all started

Roland Williams grew up in Rochester NY, and was a product of the RCSD. Unlike many of his peers Roland went on to be very successful and even won an NFL Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams.  

After researching the issues plaguing Rochester, he took the principles that helped him achieve success, and in 2015 Roland, founded the Champion Academy Extreme Mentoring & Empowerment Initiative.

Program Elements

The Champion Academy principles are introduced to members all year long through seven engaging program elements.

Theses elements work together to provide a unique combination that meets the complex needs of teens growing up in the trauma of poverty.

Summer
Orientation

Community
Service

E-Mentorship

Exposure
Opportunities

Monthly
Meetups

Extra-curricular
Activities

Member Accountability

The REsults

The Champion Academy helps teens achieve their full potential. Teens who participate in the program, prove to have greater success through high school and beyond.

368

Students completed Champion Academy's yearlong programming

85

Students received a 3.0 or 4.0 Grade Point Average for the FIRST time in their academic careers

42

Public schools served in the Rochester area