Education

The key to a healthier and more prosperous life. 

We value education as a key component for living a healthier and more prosperous life. Our education and youth development programs provide young people with the critical skills they need to excel academically, avoid at-risk behavior and become engaged members of their communities. Tutoring, college preparation, and leadership development are some of the many educational advancement tools offered.


Decision Day

Decion Day is an anual signature College Access event which celebrates and support students committed to post-secondary education.  Sismilar to National Signing Day, Urban League launched Decision Day to support and encourage students to aim higher in pursuit of their education and career goals. 

2024 Save-the-Date | May 21


2023 Decision Day Highlights

The Decision Day 2023 Yearbook presented by the Florida Lottery features the Urban League's 2023 graduates. We couldn't be more proud of their hard work and perseverance. 

In recognition of our scholars and saluting their achievements, the Urban League of Broward County proudly presents the ULBC Class of 2023 Yearbook.  Click here to view our scholars. 

 

Program Overview

Asset Building Leads to Excellence (ABLE) is designed to increase positive decision making in middle school students in an effort to reduce risk factors associated with substance abuse, teen pregnancy, delinquency, and school failure. Youth are provided with tutoring and homework assistance after school and on non-school days, employability skills training, physical fitness, life skills, and cultural and leadership activities. ABLE is currently offered at William Dandy Middle School and Millennium 6-12 Collegiate Accademy.

"My grade point average and outlook on life improved after I joined ABLE."


Program Benefits

  • Tutoring & Homework Assistance
  • Employability Skills
  • Healthy Lifestyle Education
  • Cultural & Leadership Activities

Program Highlights

ABLE students toured the local Fire-Rescue Department as a part of their career exploration kickoff in December. The students engaged in a question and answer session that inspired many of them to consider fire fighting as a future career. 

kids and firefighters

 ABLE YOUTH FORCE CAREER EXPLORATION DAY


Sponsored In Part By

The Urban League of Broward County's ABLE program is sponsored in part by:

  • Children's Services Council of Broward County

How To Get Involved

To learn more about the ABLE program and how to get involved, click here

Program Overview

Atlantic Coast Center of Excellence (COE) is a patron of the National Achievers Society (NAS) and is designed to enhance the number of students that are prepared, qualified, and motivated to enter institutions of higher education. Program activities include college prep workshops, conferences, regional and state academic competitions, and cultural events. Monthly board meetings are held for both parents and students. 

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"After winning the National Brain Bowl, I received a full scholarship to the university that I always dreamed of attending."


Program Benefits

  • College prep workshops
  • Academic competitions
  • Cultural events
  • STEM learning experiences

Program Highlights

During the Urban League of Broward County's 34th Annual Black History and Cultural Brain Bowl the National Achievers team, Resilience won first place in the local competition and placed second in the Region.

The top two teams received new laptops courtesy of Coca-Cola Beverages Florida. 

34th Annual Black History and Cultural Brain Bowl 34th Annual Black History and Cultural Brain Bowl


Sponsored In Part By

The Urban League of Broward County's NAS program is sponsored in part by:

  • Florida Education Fund

How To Get Involved

Formal induction ceremonies are held during the year.  Click here fill an application and receive more information

For more information about the National Achievers Society, click here.

Program Overview

The College Tour Program promotes achievement and college readiness through a rotation of foundational keys to success including ACT/SAT preparation, homework assistance, self-development, case management, and community service. The year of preparation concludes with a four-day State of Florida college tour which exposes students to the viability of college entry. The College Tour Program is made possible by The Jim Moran Foundation. 

"The Urban League's College Tour Program helped me decide which institution I wanted to attend."


Program Benefits

  • ACT/SAT preparation
  • Homework assistance
  • Community service opportunities
  • College touring experience

Sponsored In Part By:

The Urban League of Broward County's College Tour program is sponsored in part by:

  • The Jim Moran Foundation
  • Broward College

How To Get Involved

For more information and to get involved, click here. 

Program Overview

STEM Ready diversifies our communities' future workforce by empowering students who are traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields to succeed in college and career. It is a STEM immersion program that engages youth in experiential learning activities while strengthening academic performance through individual career development plans, applied STEM skills, and visits to STEM facilities. We provide academic counseling and support for STEM pathways from middle school through post-secondary graduation. It is currently offered at Silver Lakes Middle School and Millennium 6-12 Collegiate Academy.

 

Program Benefits 

  • Field trips to local STEM companies
  • Exposure to STEM subject matter experts
  • Connections to mentors
  • Experiential STEM Activities and Projects

Sponsored in part by NextEra (FPL) and National Urban League (NUL)

How to Get Involved

For more information and to get involved click here

Program Overview

Summer Enrichment Program is an interactive 8-week Summer Camp for residents in Central Broward designed to provide students with an enjoyable and stimulating way to discover, learn and create.  SEP places a strong emphasis on educational development and social experiences, with a focus on safe and effective student engagement.

SEP Orientation Information.

 

Registration is now open:

SEP 2024 Intake for Millenium Middle

SEP 2024 Intake Packet for WDMS

 

Program Overview

This summer program provides a safe, positive environment for elementary school children, in grades 2-5, from economically disadvantaged areas in Broward County. We provide high-quality and enriching activities that expose children to art and culture, music, science, and community service while boosting academic achievement, supporting social and physical development, and strengthening children’s relationships with adults and peers within their families, schools, and communities. A sliding fee scale is used to determine program fees.

  • Program Benefits - 
    • Fitness & Nutrition
    • Cultural Arts
    • Reading Assistance
    • Educational and Recreational field trips

 

Sponsored in part by:

Children's Services Council

 

How to Get Involved:

For more information click here.

Have a question about our Education Programs?

Contact the Urban League at 954.584.0777.