Bronzeville Fencing Academy


Founded: 2005


Areas of expertise: Promotes and teaches the Olympic sport of fencing to students of all ages and skill levels. 

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What We’re Doing

The Bronzeville Fencing Academy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit dedicated to providing and meeting the existing and future needs of underprivileged and underserved urban youth in the Black Metropolis District – Bronzeville area; contributing to the personal growth of its participants through the development of character-building programs, tools and training that promote self-respect, academic excellence and positive social skills and behaviors. 


The Academy’s mission to expand a uniquely defined program in academics and alternative sports disciplines begins with the sport of Fencing; through expert instruction from coaches, athletes, officials and other professionals in the sport of Fencing.  The Academy stresses not only athletic excellence but most importantly, character-building tools to achieve a healthy academic and athletic legacy for the youth it serves and the community at large.

Alternative Sports Disciplines. 
We are exploring strategic alliances in alternative sports disciplines to aid underprivileged and underserved youth fulfill the dream in attending private secondary and post secondary instiutions.  

Health and Wellness Education.
We are embracing an active mindset in our approach to improving the health and wellness of our community.

Safe Haven.

We are creating a safe haven for our youth who are often without adult supervision for significant periods of time following regular school hours, a peak time for engagement in delinquent personal and social behaviors.  These statistical irregularities create challenges for parents who cannot afford a more structured and comprehensive after-school program.

High Expectations – Achievement – Motivation.

The program follows clearly defined and structured patterns, focusing wholly on connecting academics to athletics.  Athletics is used to correlate the dynamics of discipline, commitment and work ethic in a chosen foci leading to the enhancement of goals and results as a direct effect in closing the academic achievement gap.