Antonyo Mayhew, Malcolm Meadows Jr., James Polk and Da’Quawntye White are all Dream On Kids attending Ginn Academy.
Ginn Academy is the only all male public high school in the state of Ohio. Ted Ginn Sr. started the school in 2007 to serve at risk young men. The school boosts a 100% promotion rate between grades and a 94.4% graduation rate after 4 years. Compare that to Collinwood High School with 62.4% graduation rate!
Ginn Academy was founded by Ted Ginn Sr., who provides motivation and inspiration. He often speaks at the daily morning session. A fixture in the hallways, Ginn dispenses hugs, one-on-one pep talks and reminders to the boys to tuck in their shirts. When asked to explain the schools success, he responds, “Through a personal relationship, individualizing the school experience, a student having a personal desire to be here, the parents choosing the school, and teachers being selected on the basis of skill and competence and not seniority are all variables that contribute to our success.” Ginn Academy classes are smaller than the city’s average, and teachers are asked to be more involved. Each student is assigned a mentor who is on call 24/7.
So Dream On Young Men….work hard and the future is yours!