Pride Academy®’s Mission: “We believe that every child and teenager deserve a childhood and adolescence that allows them to be successful throughout their years, in school through adulthood. Poverty, neglect, abuse, violence, separation from parents and learning disabilities greatly inhibit the potential of the child to become happy, successful, and contributing citizens in America. Pride Academy® concentrates on bringing the “village” approach to our children and teens by providing their families and communities with knowledge and resources such as fiscal responsibility, healthy habits, continuing education opportunities, and supportive needs services. Through our program, Pride Academy®, in partnership with the family, enables children to reach their potential. For more than 19 years, the agency has been a leader in providing a full range of services for children who are desperately in need.