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

Alliance Board Retreat

August 15th 2018

Baltimore, Maryland.



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