Councilman Schenirer donates $5,000 to Men’s Leadership Academy
City Councilman Jay Schenirer and Sacramento Police Chief Rick Braziel visited the Men’s Leadership Academy class at American Legion High School on May 29, and Schenirer presented Principal Stan Echols with a check for $5,000. Modeled after a successful program in Long Beach, the Academy is a class offered during the school day (and for elective credit) to at-risk teens at American Legion, C.K. McClatchy and John F. Kennedy high schools. Through community service projects and a multi-cultural curriculum, the class aims to provide students with the skills to succeed, including teamwork, leadership, problem-solving and resiliency. Other funders of the program include The California Endowment, which donated $40,000, and Sierra Health Foundation, which recently committed an additional $25,000. The community’s investment in the program will allow SCUSD to expand the Men’s Leadership Academy and allow more students to take part in the classes.