National Alliance of African American Athletes

Executive Director Everette Pearsall, congratulates  Quincy Patterson, 2018 class representative.



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.

​​Thank You

To all the Families, Friends, Alumni and Sponsors for this years

2018 Franklin D.Watkins Award 

A special thanks to Under Amour,

Walmart, Jostens, Duke and JMA Solutions.

Executive Board of the 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

National Alliance of African-American Athletes

 Franklin D. Watkins Award Class of 2018

   “Fantastic Four”

Continues Watkins Awards legacy of noteworthy scholar athletes.

  “I believe that this group of young men is one of our best Classes,” exclaimed Kevin Clark, Alliance Chairman of the Board, “because the challenges of today are not much different than those we faced in 1960’s. The reality of today is athletes do have a platform and we need more of them to step up and talk about the value of education. These four young men will definitely do just that.”  click hear to continue reading by Leland Stein.