Men's Leadership Academy


Men’s Leadership Academy

The Men’s Leadership Academy  (MLA) is Sacramento City Unified School District’s (SCUSD) conscious effort to intentionally combat the school-to-prison-pipeline for underserved low-income male students of color by creating supportive learning environments. 


Sign Up for Men’s/Women’s Leadership Academy

All students that would like to sign up for Men’s/Women’s Leadership Academy for the 2017/2018 school year, Please come to F-5 at lunch time-12:30/1:10 and Monday 3:30-4:30 p.m. after school. Everyone is welcome to join. The MLA advisors are Mr. Johnny Defroe and Mr. Felton Calloway. The WLA advisor is Katherine Davis also in F-5.

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Kennedy Men’s Leadership Academy students go snowboarding

Men's Leadership Academy

Students in John F. Kennedy High School’s Men’s Leadership Academy enjoyed snowboarding over Spring Break, a trip sponsored by Sacramento Police Department and Sacramento County Probation.

“The weather made the trip more challenging with a steady snowfall all day, but I think it added a unique experience for the young men that went to the snow for the first time,” says School Resource Officer Adam Feuerbach, one of the chaperones.

The excursion was funded by the Sacramento Police Foundation.

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About Men’s Leadership Academy

To empower young men to become lifelong learners and globally competitive leaders – to be resilient, responsible and respectful men – SCUSD is piloting a Men’s Leadership Academy. The Academy is modeled after a successful program in Long Beach that emerged out of the “Long Beach Promise.” The work is supported by a $40,000 grant from The California Endowment.