H.L. Neblett Community Center officials will host an informational meeting about the center’s new pilot program – Western Academy at the Neblett, a project-based academic program for black male students in third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades.
Western Academy is a two-hour program set to take place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning Oct. 19. Academy officials also plan to offer weekly tutoring sessions on Tuesdays.
The academy, which is an Impact 100 Owensboro finalist, is patterned after the BMW Academy in Lexington. BMW stands for Black Males Working, said Roszalyn Akins, longtime Lexington educator and BMW Academy founder.