GEO Baton Rouge Schools Among Best in Baton Rouge and State

Louisiana released school performance scores this morning to the public and yes, we are excited! Here is a summary. GEO Prep, which started in 2015 with 150 students on the Northeast side of Baton Rouge in one of the roughest areas of town (high poverty/high crime/low education attainment), received a letter grade of a “C” […]

Become a GEO Ambassador, We Need You More Than Ever

It is hard to believe that it has been almost 25 years since GEO was launched in my living room. No board. No staff. No money. Just a big idea to stop talking about school choice and to start serving and providing a better educational choice for low-income minority families. We received a seed grant […]

GEO’s College Immersion Model Expands in Baton Rouge

GEO’s “college immersion” approach took a giant step forward this week in Baton Rouge during a press conference with Chancellor Dr. Willie Smith announcing GEO Next Generation High School of Baton Rouge has moved in and onto the campus of Baton Rouge Community College. Three TV stations and the local newspaper, The Advocate, attended the […]

1, 2, 4…College Graduates…How Many More?

Previous Next The school year is off to a great start in Baton Rouge, Indianapolis and Gary. What started with one high school student earning a full bachelor’s degree while in our high school is now blossoming to many more. Raven Osborne was the first in Indiana history to do it in 2017. This week, […]

A Golden Buzzer Moment for GEO Academies At Indiana Black Expo Corporate Lunch

As I shared in June, Indiana Black Expo, one of Indiana’s most important organizations supporting programs and creating opportunities for social and economic advancement for African Americans, chose to honor GEO Academies this year during their annual corporate lunch. The lunch took place last Friday and it was electric!   More than 1700 community, corporate […]

Indiana Black Expo To Honor GEO Academies

Indiana Black Expo is one of Indiana’s most important organizations supporting programs and creating opportunities for social and economic advancement for African Americans. IBE holds several major events including their Summer Celebration, their Indiana University Education Summit and their Corporate Lunch. Each event celebrates and educates the public on Black culture, history, education, business and […]

GEO Empowers Students To Soar

This past weekend, 26 Gary, Indiana kids (pictured above) aged 13-18 were seen hanging out together in a crowd at the USSteelYard. What were they doing? They were collecting 32 college degrees and career certifications. They collected two maintenance and light repair certifications, one welding certification, one carpentry certification, 12 Indiana College Core completion certifications […]

March Madness, Basketball Champions and College Degrees

The picture above is one of pure joy. These are our students celebrating their Regional Championship this past weekend. If you’re from Indiana, you know March is a very crazy month. The newspapers have filed several reports on the success of our team this year and we are very proud of their accomplishments on the […]

Reflections 21 Years After Forbes Article – More Than 1,000 Graduates

Hard to believe it was 21 years ago this weekend that Forbes Magazine surprised me with a full-page article on the work we were doing at GEO Foundation in support of school choice. Those were fun times…and productive. I had more hair, too. It was also 21 years ago that we stopped talking about school […]