DRUM ROLL, PLEASE…. B.E.S.T. Academy Recording Studio Grand Opening Friday 9/22
Ric Ross and Music Education Group (MEG) Make Music Production Accessible for Students
September 25, 2023 – ATLANTA… The B.E.S.T. Academy unveiled its music recording studio on Friday, September. The studio was made possible by Ric Ross and Music Education Group (MEG). Music industry veteran Mr. Ross has been working with the school’s Music POD since 2013 and is delighted to lead this real-life music enrichment opportunity.
“Since its doors opened in 2007, members of 100 Black Men of Atlanta have welcomed students to The B.E.S.T. Academy as a symbolic gesture of support. It’s exhilarating to see the students’ excitement for academics as well as PODs including music, and it aligns with our mission ‘What they see, they will be’,” explains Chairman Sidney Barron.
Through mentoring and Project Success, students are encouraged to develop into educated, contributing members of our community. Project Success is a nationally recognized post-secondary preparation, tuition assistance, and mentoring program for Atlanta Public Schools (APS) students whereby the 100 Black Men of Atlanta provides tuition-assistance scholarships for all Project Success students who graduate from high school. Project Success programs provide nurturing, personalized, and concrete support in the form of mentoring and social, emotional and communication skill development, particularly during students’ transition from pre-adolescence to the adolescent phase of their development.
The B.E.S.T. Academy is a public all-boys school servicing students from grades 6-12. The total minority enrollment is 100%, and 100% of students are economically disadvantaged. For more info: https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/besths
The vision of 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. is to become the city’s strongest, most self-reliant African American volunteer organization focused on education, enrichment and empowerment. A non-profit organization, The 100 provides college preparatory services and mentorship to at-risk Atlanta youth. Civic-minded members dedicate their time and talent as mentors to help boys and girls break the cycles of poverty, under-achievement and violence that plague their communities, thus enabling them to seek their highest potential. Since its inception in 1986, 100% of the students who complete Project Success, the organization’s flagship program, have graduated from high school and 80% have graduated from college in four years, far outpacing the national averages. Project Success is a nationally recognized post-secondary preparation, tuition assistance, and mentoring program for Atlanta Public Schools (APS) students whereby the 100 Black Men of Atlanta provides tuition-assistance scholarships for all Project Success students who graduate from high school. For more info: https://100blackmen-atlanta.org.