The Neighborhood Youth Academy (NYA)
The Neighborhood Youth Academy (NYA) will provide a positive environment that
promotes closing the Opportunity gap for underserved children and families by
focusing on leadership development of academic achievement, life
skills and Fitness to create successful student outcomes.
Director Lucas Patterson
approach the education of all children and families
with fresh eyes, and relationships must be built on a foundation of mutual respect between educators, parents and the community!
Our goal is to partner with schools and community-based learning centers, the arts, and athletic organizations to focus on issues that impact at-risk, under-served children in our community, including basic literacy skills (K-8), service learning, and holistic health.
Student participants will value their personal power and responsibility to serve their communities to benefit our collective society as ethical citizens.
Student participants will live healthy, satisfying, and productive lives.
Student participants will strive to achieve their own fitness goals with guidance from coaches and trainers through various workout techniques and programming by abiding by a discipline regiment and consistent practice at a facility with proper resources to carry out the mission.