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HBCU Prep High School In Denver Named In Honor Of Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith

Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy is ready to take your children to the next level. According to Vibe, the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) prep high school in Denver, CO has just opened its doors, and its inaugural class of freshmen will be treated to a rare twist on the “college prep experience.” Namely, the academy is designed to mimic the HBCU experience, and it’s the first of its kind to do so. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy (@robertfsmithsteamacademy) Initially, according to co-founder Samatha Pryor, the plan was to name the school after First Lady Michelle Obama. Ultimately, however, it was decided to name the school after the chemical engineer-turned-investor. Pryor also said that the school was opened up in an area that was in desperate need of those types of resources. “We wanted to create a high-quality option in our neighborhood because a lot of our kids were going outside of our neighborhood, traveling long...