Your shopping cart is empty.

Saturday Academy

Error message

  • Warning: include(/home3/ironsage/public_html/LPTM/modules/color/images/title.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in include() (line 3755 of /home3/ironsage/public_html/LPTM/includes/
  • Warning: include(): Failed opening '/home3/ironsage/public_html/LPTM/modules/color/images/title.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/opt/php54/lib/php') in include() (line 3755 of /home3/ironsage/public_html/LPTM/includes/

Life Skills for Teens

The need for after school training is critically important for high school age students to keep them on track and prepared for the challenges of the real world of training, school and employment. LPTM Saturday Academy is a four hour long program that offers a cohort of male high-school students (ages 13 – 17) college/career readiness training.  Our curriculum and series of workshops focuses on developing important skill-sets for college-bound students. The sessions feature elements of LPTM’s Human Development System, art-education, Black male identity building, financial planning, goal setting, and preparation for post-secondary education and career development. 


College and Work Preparedness

Students are introduced to our  unique character-building curriculum, LPTM Human Development SystemTM and participate in a series of workshops focusing on the development of important life skills for college bound students, including:

  • Resume writing 
  • Mock interview training
  • Essay writing
  • Financial management
  • Study skills
  • College preparedness

Discussion Themes

Saturday Academy classes are organized around themes such as:

  • Giving/Philanthropy
  • Leadership and Purpose 
  • Loving/Being a Gentleman 
  • Arts and Artists 
  • Language and Premise 
  • Meditation


Outcomes for Saturday Academy Graduates

Young men who complete the program receive a certificate of completion and have the tools to begin a successful transition to college or vocational training.

Each student leaves Life Pieces To Masterpieces Saturday Academy with:

  • An increased understanding of himself (goals, passions, personal story)
  • Completion of an oral presentation
  • A set of goals and a plan for achieving
  • A portfolio, including a reflection journal, goal setting guides, a personal elevator speech, resume and cover letter, a college essay for admission

Interested in joining Saturday Academy? Fill out the enrollment form below and email to Loretta Curry, Director of Programs and Education, at

Latest News

This month's featured masterpiece is titled "Masterpiece David" (2013). The artist says, "No matter what they say about me... read more
The Art by Life Pieces 2016 exhibit at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery is open to the public October 3 to  November 7, free... read more
Are you interested in impacting change in the classroom? Sign up to join Education Architects! Contact read more

Support Us

Donate Online Now, or learn more about how you can help us reach more African American boys and young men and give them a chance at a bright future.


Life Pieces To Masterpieces is proud to be selected as "One of the best small charities in the Greater Washington region."


Purchase Artwork or Sponsor an Exhibit