ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A 21-year-old youth leader is opening up a new school in Albany.
The “X” for Boys founder, King Randall, will transform the former Isabella School into the New Life Preparatory School for Boys.
Randall told WALB News 10′s Gabrielle Ware that he hopes the school will give Albany boys more opportunities for success.
At the school, they’ll teach traditional academics as well as trade skills like welding and auto-repair. Some other options will include the science of family and manhood and there will also be firearms training.
Randall said he’s been wanting to open a school since he began The “X” for Boys program two years ago when he was only 19-years-old.
“Doing different workshops teaching young men how to do different skill trades, we’re also doing a book club and teaching them how to read because 93 percent of the children I come into contact with can’t read. But now we have an 86 percent reading comprehension rate,” explained Randall.
The kids were even invited to the White House.