Lausanne rising eighth-grader Tre Brewer '25 has been accepted into the University of Memphis African American Male Academy.
The African American Male Academy identifies, recruits and inducts black students into a culture of inclusive excellence.
Starting in middle school, 50 African American male eighth-graders in good academic standing at their schools are selected via application.
The initiative takes an applied developmental approach. Beginning in middle school, program leaders identify, recruit and induct African American male students into a culture of inclusive excellence. Through this model of early exposure to academic and career preparation, peer and faculty mentors, textbooks and educational supplies and integration into college life, African American male students are set on a path toward early college completion.
Tre was one of three area private school students selected to join the program.
The goal of the program is to “to move from increased attention to structural inequities to increased investment and innovation that creates lasting progress for young black scholars."
"Tre came to Lausanne last year and I witnessed him being an excellent scholar-athlete," sixth-grade Individuals and Societies teacher Kyle Lawrence said. "He’s a tremendous basketball player but he’s also such a confident, strong, and respectful young man."
The program includes monthly on-campus Saturday workshops, an on-campus one-day residency program and online individualized tutoring by college Honors students.
The curriculum includes college/ACT/career preparation, cultural/community experiences and a summer bridge to high school and college.
"I know that he is going to learn so much from the program, but also bring so much of himself to the program," Lawrence said.
Congrats Tre! We are so proud of you.