CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Known for
their 100% college acceptance rate each year, Urban Prep
Academies is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates
three open enrollment public charter high schools in high-need
communities in the city of Chicago. The donation from
Bevel, a Walker & Company Brand, will cover the
costs of college tours, college application fees, and college test
prep fees for the classes of 2020 and 2021.
Announced at an Urban Prep campus during the lead-up to All-Star
weekend, students were treated to a panel discussion about the path
to success featuring actor/singer Jacob
Latimore (Showtime's The Chi), NBA player
Kendrick Nunn (Miami
Heat), and Radio Personality Kendra G.
The partnership resonates on a personal level for Bevel
Founder and CEO Tristan
Walker. Raised by a single mother in Queens, NY, Walker knows firsthand how having
access to a great education can set Black boys on the path to
becoming successful Black men.
"[My Mother] did everything she could to ensure that I was
set up for success and had the education that I needed. Through
education, I got to see how the other half lived. It completely
changed my life. I got to see what success could look like…and it
completely changed my worldview."
Intimately familiar with the lack of representation within the
beauty industry, Walker launched Bevel to create the
products and tools that were specifically designed and tailored for
textured hair and melanin-enriched skin. Founded in 2013, the
company began with a focus on shaving: precise cuts, trims, and
lineups without the skin irritation. The brand has since expanded
into hair, skin and body, providing head to toe grooming solutions
for black men.
About Walker & Company Brands
Walker & Company
Brands, recently acquired by Procter & Gamble, is a family of
brands designing health and beauty solutions for people of color.
Our vision is to build the world's most consumer-centric health and
beauty products company, inspiring unprecedented customer loyalty.
Walker & Company launched with the introduction of its first
brand, Bevel, in 2013. Bevel provides grooming products for black
men, including a full Skin Care regimen, a Shave System, and the
Bevel Trimmer, designed to help reduce skin irritation and razor
bumps. FORM, the first women's prestige hair care collection to
celebrate beauty in all its forms, is now available for order at
formbeauty.com. To learn more about Walker & Company Brands,
About Urban Prep Academies
Urban Prep Academies,
founded by Tim King and a group of
African-American education, business and civic leaders, operates
the country's first network of charter public high schools for
boys. Since its first graduating class in 2010, 100% of Urban
Prep's graduates—all African American males, mostly from low-income
families—have been admitted to college. Urban Prep's three schools
in Chicago's Englewood, Near West
and Bronzeville communities, as well as Urban Prep's unique Alumni
and Fellows Programs, have provided more than 2,500 students with
the tools they need to succeed in college and life. To learn more
about Urban Prep, visit www.urbanprep.org.
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