Introducing the W.E.B DuBois Academy

The W.E.B. DuBois Academy is a new, innovative Jefferson County Public middle school that opened during the 2018-19 school year. The inaugural class consisted of 157 sixth grade students, and in subsequent years, the program will grow to encompass sixth through eighth grade.

The land of opportunity should be level


Metro United Way knows that young men of color are assets to our community. We are committed to supporting environments for success because their potential is unlimited. Metro United Way has partnered with the W.E.B. DuBois Academy to raise resources in support of building and implementing programs to improve the academic outcomes for young men of color in our community.


Join the Pride

By making a gift to the DuBois Academy, you are providing life-changing experiences and opportunities to every young man at the Academy. Your donation ensures all 157 students have access to:

  • Tie and jacket school uniform
  • Field trips and on-campus college experiences
  • Job shadowing and work-based learning experiences
  • Enrichment and travel to enhance exposure to the world and its possibilities
  • Backpacks, learning technology, sports uniforms
  • Tutoring and mentoring
  • Essential needs like food, clothing or family crisis supports



We appreciate any contribution you are able to provide. The following opportunities are available for your consideration:

Tier 1 – $10,000

Tier 2 – $5,000

Tier 3 – $1,000

Tier 4 – $500 or more

Tier 5 – $100

**All donors will receive a special DuBois Academy branded gift as a thank you for your support.


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