National Alliance of African-American Athletes

National Alliance Announces Summer Internship Program

Four awardees and their schools were recently selected to participate in the 6-week paid internship program in Phoenix Arizona, headed by Dr. Val Emery.  Scott Williams, Director of the Phoenix Chapter of NAAAA will perform the task of managing the initial pilot program, which will focus on the weakness in a student’s academic curriculum. The program is scheduled to expand in 2019.  
The board committee of the NAAAA has rolled out it this first of several 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



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.

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Save the Date 

July 21, 2018

​3:00pm  - 5:30pm

Harambee Books & Artworks Presents:
Author Talk & Book Signing with
Malique Washington

author of 

"Be A Star"


Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
717 Queen Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314


Phoenix Chapter very own,  Malique Washington, debut author takes the core success values his beloved grandfather his greatest mentor, who dedicated his entire life to education and the love of sports.

Be a Star!," by debut author Malique Washington, utilizes the guiding light of his grandfather (Papa) spirit to take Mr. Booker's class on an unforgettable adventure that will inspire kids to be their own, unique star. Washington inserts the core success values his beloved grandfather (a former educator and principal) instilled in him throughout his life, and puts it into a rhythmic rhyme. Be a Star! will touch adults and children with its authentic and loving message. "Be a Star!" has been featured on ABC15 Arizona, KTAR Radio, and Cox115.

For more information, please call Harambee Books & Artworks at (703) 299-2591.

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