The Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy opened in fall 2011. Trustee Dr. Lew Blackburn recommended the school be named for the President. The creation of an all-boys school is something that some trustees, including Dr. Blackburn, had talked about since the district began an all-girls campus in 2004. Dallas’ newest magnet school will offer a new learning environment where young African-American men will participate in new activities such as lacrosse.
The curriculum at Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy includes AP classes in foreign languages, robotics, math and science to name a few. Students also participate in non traditional sports such as rowing and lacrosse.
The team is a part of the Bridge Lacrosse Dallas program that aims to introduce lacrosse to urban communities. Bridge Dallas is associated with US Lacrosse. The team is 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys. The team is a blend of boys with a few years of experience down to players who just started a little over a month ago. All of them are loving it!
For more information on the program and it’s history: http://bridgelacrossedallas.org/obama-eagles/
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