Ginn Academy

The Cleveland Browns Foundation is proud to support Ginn Academy which was founded in 2007 by Ted Ginn, Sr. and is the only all-male public high school in Ohio. The Ginn Academy has over 450 students, averages a 94% graduation rate, and 80% of graduated students pursued post-secondary education, 14% entered the workforce, 3% attended a trade school and 3% entered the military.  Currently, the student population is 100% African-American males from low-income families, all of whom are part of the free and reduced lunch program.

Ginn Academy aims to educate the whole child and address the academic, social and emotional needs of students that will allow them to reach their full potential. Ginn Academy was also founded on the premise of staffing life coaches that serve as a 24/7 mentor and provide a link between home and school, addressing the needs of students in the areas of academics, behavior, attendance, and social emotional development.

Each student is assigned a life coach who acts as role model, advisor and counselor. The life coach is assigned 20-25 students and remains “assigned” to them during their four years at the Academy. They provide dedicated support 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Having another caring adult in these students’ lives has proven to be a successful model. Due to the structure and their support, life coaches help impact student achievement and graduation rates by helping them realize the value of their education and eliminate obstacles and distractions that prevent kids from succeeding.

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