​​National Alliance Summer Student Academic Program

 Awardees and their schools will be selected to participate in the 6-week paid research program in Phoenix, Dallas, Washington, DC stated by Dr. Val Emery.  Scott Williams, Director of the Phoenix Chapter of NAAAA will perform the task of managing the Arizona program, which will focus on the weakness in a student’s academic curriculum. The program has expanded for 2019.  
     The board of the NAAAA  continues to identify and implement programs designed to help youth achieve academic excellence and reach their highest potential.

J. Everette Pearsall, National Executive Director of the National Alliance of African American Athletes stated, “We are commented to expanding our work and presence in the community, with an effort help make a difference in the lives of those we touch”. 

 Franklin D. Watkins Award Class of 2018

Watkins Game of the Week

by J. Everette Pearsall

Games of the week are the games that are featuring Watkins Alumni.

Click here to read about the game.

​Brandon Hill (Watkins Class of 2016)

Rakavius Chambers (Watkins Class of 2017)

Mataeo Durant (Watkins Class of 2018)

​Quincy Patterson (Watkins Class of 2018)

​   Training Camp with J. Everette Pearsall



National Alliance of African-American Athletes 


Established in 1989, the vision of The Alliance is to be the preeminent organization helping youth achieve academic excellence and reach their highest potential.

The mission of The Alliance is to uplift and mentor youth, focusing on African American males, through programs that prepare students for college; leveraging athletes as catalysts to inspire leadership, while recognizing and rewarding academic, athletic, and community excellence.

National Alliance of African-American Athletes

Quincy Patterson II

Virginia Tech University bound

 Eric Solorio Academy

Chicago, IL will represent the    2018 Franklin D. Watkins Class.

Quincy at 6'4", 236 pounds has a 4.7 GPA