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Over the years, teachers and administrators in Charlottesville and Albemarle public schools noticed that few African-American boys were enrolling in algebra classes in the 8th grade. That put them behind on the path to college and a possible career in science, technology, engineering or math, and it worried a civic group called 100 Black Men of Central Virginia. The head of its education committee is retired teacher Rickey White.

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CBS19 Top News Story 6/21/22

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A local nonprofit is hosting a summer math academy to help bridge the education equity gaps for students of color.

NBC29 Top News Story 6/22/22

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Organizers say more than three dozen young African American students are on the path towards high math achievement thanks to a summer program.

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CBS19 Top News Story 6/28/21

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- For the 13th year, the M-Cubed Summer Academy has begun. This program is presented by 100 Black Men of Central Virginia, and it helps prepare African-American middle school students for higher math classes.

 

The Daily Progress  07/03/21

For Miles White, a rising ninth-grader at Albemarle High School, participating in the M-Cubed Summer Math Academy over the years has built up his confidence and helped him to speak up.
“In class sometimes, most kids don’t raise their hand, but I feel confident enough to raise my hand even if I get the question wrong,” White said Friday, the last day of the 13th annual academy.

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The Daily Progress  05/10/22

Ninneteen Black high school seniors in the Charlottesville are getting some additional money to put toward college. The students are receiving $1,000 scholarships from the organization 100 Black Men of Central Virginia and will be recognized at a ceremony this Saturday. The scholarships are in recognition of their academic achievements and involvement in their communities, representatives of the organization said in a statement.

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