The History UpROAR Leadership Academy
The concept for UpROAR Leadership Academy came about from the work of the Founder/Executive Director Genesia Newsome. In 2010, while serving in in Afghanistan, UpROAR Leadership Academy was created to serve children in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Region and North Carolina. The passion to serve and give all students a chance at success developed into the concept for UpROAR Leadership Academy.
UpROAR showcases our emphasis on educating cadets to be leaders by concentrating on high academic standards as well as life skills. Our culture is on the structure of a military leadership environment to ensure that our cadets succeed in our seven core competencies: academics, vocational, life skills, healthy living, physical fitness, service projects, and product citizens.
Our aim is to provide youth with a place where they can receive the guidance and support they need to be successful. UpROAR Leadership Academy program is designed to focus on the whole development of the cadet to include academic excellence, character building, leadership, and family growth.