Alumnus Holds First-Ever Graduating Ceremony at School He Founded, Valiant Cross Academy
Also, is "Fruit" being aired on an app? I haven't heard it put that way before. Seven years ago, ASU alumnus Anthony Brock (’99) opened the doors of Valiant Cross Academy (VCA) to 30 sixth graders. VCA is an all-male school headed by Brock, who co-founded it with his brother, former NFL player Fred Brock, in 2015. Now, the school’s founders are seeing the fruit of their labor.
The ceremony included awarding diplomas and scholarships, and a glimpse into the future plans of the graduating seniors. Brock, a dedicated ASU alumnus, is a member of the University’s prestigious “50 Under 50. Mentoring, Brock explained, is “built into VCA’s mission of positive guidance to help black youth reimagine success, to help the young men become leaders, community servants and to inspire those around them. VCA has been showcased on several local and national television networks, including CNN and Montgomery lawyer and human rights advocate Bryan Stevenson’s HBO documentary “True Justice,” and has had several newspaper articles written about it.
“We opened the school in hopes of creating a place where young men could come and be celebrated and not just tolerated. Brock said he had to give thanks to ASU for giving him the fortitude and vision to succeed, the characters he instills in his VCA students.
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