American Academy of Achievement

Washington, DC   |  WWW.ACHIEVEMENT.ORG

Mission

TO BRING YOUNG LEADERS FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE EXTRAORDINARY VISIONARIES AND PIONEERS WHO HAVE HELPED SHAPE OUR WORLD.

Ruling year info

1965

Principal Officer

WAYNE REYNOLDS

Main address

1222 16th St NW

Washington, DC 20036

EIN

75-6042129

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS filing requirement

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

AMONG THE ACADEMY'S MANY EDUCATION INITIATIVES, A PRINCIPAL ACTIVITY HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN THE COORDINATION AND STAGING OF AN ACHIEVEMENT SUMMIT (THE "SUMMIT") WHICH HONORS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVERS IN BUSINESS, PUBLIC SERVICE, LITERATURE, SCIENCE, EXPLORATION, SPORTS, AND THE ARTS, AND PROVIDES A FORUM FOR THESE INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVERS TO INTERACT WITH OUTSTANDING COLLEGE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS AND PROMISING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BROUGHT TOGETHER FROM AROUND THE WORLD AS GUESTS OF THE ACADEMY. DURING THE MULTI-DAY SUMMIT, THESE EXTRAORDINARY YOUNG SCHOLARS HAVE JOINED EMINENT CONTEMPORARY LEADERS FOR MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE AND A SERIES OF SYMPOSIA AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS ON ISSUES OF THE DAY. THE SUMMIT HAS BEEN PROVIDED AT NO COST TO THE DELEGATES. ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES OF THE ACADEMY INCLUDE BRINGING LEADERS FROM VARIOUS FIELDS TOGETHER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, HOLDING SPECIAL EVENTS TO HONOR ACADEMY INDUCTEES, AS WELL AS PROMOTING THE PRINCIPLES OF EXCELLENCE AND LEADERSHIP.

Expenses
$1,569,112
Revenue
$0

DURING FISCAL YEARS ENDING JULY 31, 2019 AND 2018, THE ACADEMY CONTINUED TO EXPAND ITS ONLINE INTERNET PRESENCE VIA THEIR WEBSITE, WWW.ACHIEVEMENT.ORG. THE ACADEMY'S REDESIGNED WEBSITE, WHICH IS COMPATIBLE WITH MOBILE DEVICES, IS A VIRTUAL MUSEUM THAT FEATURES A GALLERY OF ACHIEVEMENT WITH EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEWS OF MANY ACADEMY MEMBERS, A CURRICULUM CENTER FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS, AND A LIBRARY THAT HIGHLIGHTS BOOKS THAT CHANGED THE LIVES OF ACADEMY MEMBERS. THE WEBSITE ALLOWS THE ACADEMY TO REACH MILLIONS OF STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS EACH YEAR WITH THEIR EXPANSIVE LIBRARY OF LIVING HISTORY PRESENTED THROUGH MULTIMEDIA CONTENT.ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITY OF THE ACADEMY IS TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL CONTENT ON APPLE PODCASTS. THIS APPLICATION GIVES STUDENTS ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S LARGEST DIGITAL CATALOG OF FREE EDUCATIONAL CONTENT. THE ACADEMY BEGAN PROVIDING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT FROM ITS DIGITAL LIBRARY IN NOVEMBER 2010. DURING THE FISCAL YEAR 2016, THE ACADEMY LAUNCHED A PODCAST SERIES IN CONJUNCTION WITH APPLE PODCASTS ENTITLED "WHAT IT TAKES". THE PODCAST FEATURES EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH ACADEMY MEMBERS AND THEIR PERSONAL PATHS TO SUCCESS HIGHLIGHTING THE ATTRIBUTES THEY REQUIRED TO REACH THEIR GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS, SUCH AS PASSION, COURAGE AND PERSEVERANCE. THE ACADEMY MEMBERS FEATURED ON THE PODCAST INCLUDE GEORGE LUCAS, OPRAH WINFREY, ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU, JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG, JOHNNY CASH, CORETTA SCOTT KING, AND JAMES MICHENER. SINCE INCEPTION, THE "WHAT IT TAKES" PODCAST, HAS RECEIVED MILLIONS OF DOWNLOADS ON APPLE PODCASTS.THE ACADEMY HAS ALSO PUBLISHED THREE EBOOKS (OR ELECTRONIC TEXTBOOKS) ON APPLE BOOKS, COVERING THE TOPICS OF CIVIL RIGHTS, CREATIVE WRITING, AND SOCIAL ADVOCACY ON THE ITUNES U SITE. THESE EBOOKS FEATURE VIDEO INTERVIEWS OF DISTINGUISHED ACADEMY MEMBERS AND HAVE BEEN DOWNLOADED BY MORE THAN 100,000 STUDENTS AND TEACHERS DURING FISCAL YEARS 2019 AND 2018.THE ACADEMY ALSO MAINTAINS A MULTIMEDIA MUSEUM EXHIBIT, AT ITS WASHINGTON, D.C. OFFICE, FEATURING THE LIFE STORIES OF ACADEMY MEMBERS AND THEIR PERSONAL PATHS TO EXCELLENCE.

Expenses
$814,815
Revenue
$0

DURING FISCAL YEAR 2017, THE ACADEMY BEGAN A PARTNERSHIP TO DEVELOP THE GLOBAL FORUM FOR FREEDOM AND JUSTICE WHICH WILL BE AN ANCHOR INSTITUTION IN DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, THAT LEVERAGES THE HISTORIC LEGACIES OF ITS GROUNDBREAKING CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEERS AS A GLOBAL FORUM TO INSPIRE, ADVANCE AND TEACH LEADERSHIP SKILLS IN THE 21ST CENTURY. THE FORUM WILL BE AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER OF SCHOLARSHIP, LEARNING, RESEARCH, AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT, OFFERING A WIDE COLLECTION OF DIGITAL ARCHIVES, RECORDINGS, AND A RESEARCH LIBRARY. THE MODERN CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLE WILL BE A CRUCIBLE TOWARDS BETTER UNDERSTANDING COMPLEX CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES. THE FORUM WILL ENCOURAGE A MORE MEANINGFUL EXPLORATION INTO THESE HEROIC ROLE MODELS, AND, AS A RESULT, PROVIDE INSIGHTS THAT WILL INSPIRE AND EDUCATE FUTURE GENERATIONS OF LEADERS.

Expenses
$556,442
Revenue
$0

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