Take a Stand for Education Equity!

Because zip codes should not define a child's access to quality education...

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Because zip codes should not define a child's access to quality education...

Dedicated to ensuring that every student, no matter their socioeconomic status, has direct access to the resources they need to thrive, the Armstead Academic Project provides youth with positive spaces, tools, and academic support to unlock their potential and achieve their goals.

Founded by San Francisco 49er Arik Armstead and his wife Melinda Armstead in 2019, the Project supports students in Sacramento and the Bay Area of California. The fundamental premise of AAP is that a zip code should not define student opportunity.

With the support of the Armstead Academic Project (AAP), students can focus on setting and achieving goals while being attentive to their physical and mental wellness. Through AAP, students are encouraged to Read, Explore, Connect, and Stay Well, along their academic continuum.

AAP provides youth with supplementary opportunities (i.e. afterschool programming, summer reading tuition, STEAM programming, and college and career field trips) that allow for exploration of their interests, additional academic tools to succeed, increased self-esteem, and a sense of purpose. AAP supports teachers with resources in and out of the classroom to make learning relevant so that together, our youth can thrive. Additionally, AAP uses its platform to elevate the voices of educators in its advocacy efforts to bring more resources that support our underserved students across the state of California.