THE MAYA ANGELOU ACADEMY
The Maya Academy Focus
Without intervention, only one in 10 students who have been adjudicated delinquent will go on to get a high school diploma. The Maya Angelou Academy (MAA) works every day to change this statistic, and encourages students to not only graduate, but to go on to post-secondary education options and careers.
Located in the New Beginnings Youth Development Center (formerly Oak Hill Detention Center), MAA’s goal is to provide a safe, nurturing, and mutually respectful environment that motivates and prepares incarcerated young men to fulfill their academic or career potential. Throughout their time at New Beginnings, these scholars participate in therapeutic, level-based programming, designed to help them prepare to return to the community.
Each year, several of our scholars graduate with either their high school diploma or GED. Many go on to college or enter the workforce. The class of 2019 boasted 10 scholars – the largest MAA graduating class in the school’s history.
Our School Leadership Team
IN THE NEWS
It’s a cold March morning in the nation’s capital. My fingers are stiff, and in the end, useless as I fumble to open the door to David Domenici’s battered 1992 Honda Civic. But with a sturdy shove and then a yank, the wiry 50-year-old reassures me that it’s not me. We’re headed less than a […]