Giving


giving-bw“The man who is being carried does not know how far the journey is.”

--African Proverb

On behalf of the Founding Families of Statesmen College Preparatory Academy for Boys PCS, we want to thank you for your one-time or annual gift to support our young male scholars. Your gift will allow Statesmen students the opportunity to keep their focus on personal and academic development--and not on resources.

If you use a donor-advised fund to make gifts to nonprofits like ours, it is easy to do. Just enter our tax ID or EIN number into your donor-advised fund’s search function and Statesmen Academy should appear.

You can then proceed to make your grant recommendation. Please make sure your donation is mailed to the address below.

Tax ID/FEIN: 82-1901942

Mail to:
Statesmen College Preparatory Academy for Boys
4600 Livingston Road SE
Washington D.C. 20032

The Statesmen Academy is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please check with a tax advisor for details.

 

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Here are a few examples of what your generosity can help us do for the young men of Statesmen:

Local and Regional Trips

“Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”

We live in a historical city with deep roots and a vibrant culture. So much of the history of our people, the country and the world is represented in Washington, D.C. Because we are committed to critical exposure for our students, we intend to make sure that before our young men explore the nation and the world, they explore the city and the region in which they live. A gift of $25 would cover the cost of one regional trip – including transportation, admissions and food.

Instructional Supplies

“Got us both to school on time,
to eat us a good breakfast.
Then when I got to class, the teacher fussed
cause I ain’t got no pencil...”

Statesmen College Preparatory Academy for Boys believes that we must provide our boys with the rigorous education that many have struggled to access. As part of our research prior to launching Statesmen, we traveled to high-performing schools across the nation. We found that the best schools mandated a prescribed set of academic materials that were essential for learning. To remove this as a barrier to participation in the program, we have found it necessary to provide our scholars with the supplies necessary to focus on their learning. A gift of $175 would cover the cost of materials for one of our young men – his backpack, zip binders, folders, notebooks, calculator, pencils, pens, paper, craft materials, rulers, and any other related materials across the year.

Uniform

“Dress for the job that you want, not the one that you have.”  

We want our boys to look and feel successful when they arrive at Statesmen College Preparatory Academy for Boys.  We believe that the uniform we have selected will instill confidence in our young men and allow them to practice the professional look to which they will become accustomed.  To remove this as a barrier to participation in the program, we have found it necessary to provide our boys with free uniforms and assist families who need cleaning services due to lack of ready access to laundromats. A gift of $250.00 would cover the cost of uniforms for one student for the school year -  1 blazer, 4 white oxford shirts, 4 pairs of khaki style pants, 2 ties, and intermediate dry-cleaning service as necessary.

Classroom learning environment

“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.”  

We want our scholars to be in vibrant, lively classrooms that reflect the subjects being taught, the lives of the teachers and the learning and experience of our scholars. This leads to a space that is relevant for our boys and encourages their optimal engagement. At the same time, we do not think that teachers should be burdened with the responsibility of paying for items that are essential to building a vibrant and relevant learning environment. For that reason, we have found it necessary to provide our teachers with $1,000 to build their classroom environments. A gift of $1,000 would cover the environmental cost of one classroom – the extra furniture, fixtures and equipment that each teacher needs to make their classroom a special place for learning.