McKenna Academy Program Impact

The McKenna Academy is the newest initiative of The Father McKenna Center. We provide intensive supports to men and offer classes in digital literacy, financial literacy as well as courses on health and well-being and recidivism prevention. It’s hard work and we’re grateful for the men who attend. We have added enriching field trips on Fridays, which are greatly enjoyed by the men. Outings include museum and library visits and even a trip to the Zoo.

We partner with Byte Back, an organization dedicated to closing the digital divide.  Pictured above is one of the Academy members, Gerald. Gerald graduated from his first session in Byte Back’s program and learned the basics of email and internet searches. He even sent our case managers an email showing off his hard work. Coming to class every single week since May has paid off. Congrats Gerald!