Men of Quality Leadership Academy pilot program was established in 2016. The program were to rigorously teach that the future belongs to those that are best prepared. The young men were encouraged to sharpen their leadership skill, minds, and spiritual core. The Academy hopes to encourage and support young men to seek a better future for themselves and their communities.

We are sought a select group of high potential African American 9th and 10th grade male students. This 2016 pilot program began April 2016 and extended throughout the summer. The program consisted of bi-weekly Saturday meetings. These sessions provide academic support, leadership development and a college to career element. The Academy included speakers and field trips to foster post-secondary interest. The Saturday program also offered the students access to various career and vocational options based on participant interests. Students were able to meet, greet and discuss real career options with professionals from the Louisville Metro community