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Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

Philadelphia, PA   |  http://www.boyslatin.org/

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Mission

We prepare boys for success in college and beyond, using as our foundation a classical Latin education, the positive influence of brotherhood, and rich relationships. We are a community of motivated students, supportive families, and dedicated educators that values and cultivates critical thinking, personal responsibility, emotional intelligence, and character development.

Ruling year info

2007

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. William Hayes

Main address

5501 Cedar Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19143 USA

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EIN

20-3597185

NTEE code info

Secondary/High School (B25)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Boys' Latin of Philadelphia was founded in 2007 to address the extreme dearth of quality educational options for boys, particularly boys of color, in Philadelphia. The national college completion rate is 55%. In Philadelphia, only 29% of residents have a bachelor's degree, a rate that, at 10%, is even lower for African American males. Research indicates that high school quality, more specifically daily attendance or time spent at school, has a statistically significant relationship with both college enrollment and college completion. In Philadelphia, 86% of residents with a bachelor's degree or higher were employed (compared to 62% of high school graduates) and when employed they had 88% higher mean annual earnings compared to high school graduates. In addition to having more earning power, college graduates are also more likely to live healthier, happier lives.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Boys' Latin of Philadelphia (General Operating Support)

We prepare boys for success in college and beyond. Founded in 2007 to address the dearth of quality educational opportunities for boys in Philadelphia, today we provide a world-class college preparatory education to 800 students in grades 6 through 12, the vast majority of whom are African American and Economically Disadvantaged. Our rigorous academic model blends classical education and contemporary pedagogy; sets high standards for achievement, character development, and emotional intelligence; and features daily Latin classes, a 1:1 laptop program, and AP, Honors, and dual enrollment courses. Our students attend an extended day, after-school tutoring, and Saturday classes. Learning is underscored by practical experiences and extracurricular activities to develop students’ intellectual, moral, social, creative, and athletic potential. Since the first class graduated in 2011, our students have matriculated into and persisted through college at rates 3- to 4-times city averages.

Population(s) Served
Students
Children and youth
Young adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of first-entry undergraduate program students who identify themselves as 'visible minorities'or 'non-white'

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Boys' Latin of Philadelphia (General Operating Support)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Boys' Latin of Philadelphia sends more African American males to college each year than any other school in Pennsylvania. On average, 76% of our senior class matriculates to college post-graduation.

Number of full-time equivalent students per full-time faculty member

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Boys' Latin of Philadelphia (General Operating Support)

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Each and every day Boys' Latin students grow within a safe, supportive, and intimate learning environment with dedicated teachers who challenge them to meet their full potential.

Rate of student attendance during the reporting period

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Boys' Latin of Philadelphia (General Operating Support)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Attendance is critical to student success. Boys' Latin of Philadelphia seeks to maintain an Average Daily Attendance rate of 95%.

Number of students with good social and leadership skills and self-discipline

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Boys' Latin of Philadelphia (General Operating Support)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Boys' Latin of Philadelphia prepares boys for success in college and beyond. We are community that values and cultivates emotional intelligence, personal responsibility, and character development.

Number of high school seniors who graduate from high school on time

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Boys' Latin of Philadelphia (General Operating Support)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Boys' Latin of Philadelphia prepares boys for success in college and beyond. On average, 95% of our senior class each year graduates from high school on time.

Number of children who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Boys' Latin of Philadelphia (General Operating Support)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Each year, we seek to provide a world-class college preparatory education to 800 boys in grades 6-12, who have been historically underserved in traditional school settings, as measured by ADM.

Percent of high school graduates who are persisting in college

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys, Young adults, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Boys' Latin of Philadelphia (General Operating Support)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Boys' Latin of Philadelphia propels students to and through college. College acceptance is not enough. We measure our success by students' outcomes: college matriculation, persistence, and completion.

Percent of high school seniors who are matriculating to college

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Boys' Latin of Philadelphia (General Operating Support)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Boys' Latin of Philadelphia propels students to and through college. College acceptance is not enough. We measure our success by students' outcomes: college matriculation, persistence, and completion.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Boys' Latin of Philadelphia has a singular mission: preparing boys for success in college and beyond. The school is dedicated to the development of confident and independent learners who will be actively engaged as global citizens in our interdependent world.

Each year, Boys' Latin of Philadelphia provides a world-class college preparatory education to 800 students in grades six through 12. With a 12:1 student/teacher ratio, the school offers an intimate learning environment in which each young man is encouraged to be the "architect of his own fortune". Our academic program blends classical education and contemporary pedagogy. Learning is underscored by practical experiences and extracurricular activities. Our "Best of Philly" after school program offers more than 40 options to develop students' intellectual, moral, social, creative, and athletic potential. We firmly believe that there is a "learning time gap" driving the educational achievement gap. to address this inequity, we operate on an extended day schedule and offer Saturday School and Summer Academy. As a result, our students receive 60% more hours of instruction than their peers across the city.

Over the past decade, Boys' Latin of Philadelphia has built an effective model for educating boys of color, a demographic that suffer the worst educational and quality of life outcomes in the nation. Strong student-teacher relationships are the foundation of Boys' Latin. We intentionally employ a diverse staff who are committed to working with boys. Our College Advising team exposes students to a variety of colleges and universities to identify schools that fit their needs and interests, while providing the individualized supports needed to achieve long-term success. The entire school community - students, families, teachers, staff, administrators, donors - is fiercely committed to learning with and supporting one another.

Boys' Latin of Philadelphia sends more African American males to college than any other school in Pennsylvania. Our students matriculate into, persist through, and graduate from college at rates that far surpass city and national averages. More specifically, our students have achieved:
- A four-year graduation rate of 95% (Philadelphia average is 45%)
- A college enrollment rate of 76% (Philadelphia average is 27%)
- A college persistence rate of 76% (Philadelphia average is 17%)
- College acceptances to and diplomas from top colleges and universities including the University of Pennsylvania, Skidmore College, University of Virginia, Pomona College, Rutgers University, and Bates College

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School

Board of directors
as of 10/17/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

IV A. Wesley Wyatt

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Term: 2020 -

A. Wesley Wyatt IV

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/17/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/17/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.