National Alliance of African-American Athletes

Premiere African-American Male Scholar Athlete


Franklin D. Watkins Award Gala

March 8-11, 2018

2018 Franklin D. Watkins Award Candidates Announced!

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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.

Rakavius Chambers

Duke bound Rakavius (Rah) Chambers, Opelika High School, Opelika, Alabama will represent the 2017 Franklin D. Watkins Class.

Rakavius at 6'3", 275 pounds has a 4.3 GPA