Butler Academy Overview


The purpose is to develop partnership in the community and to enhance the knowledge of underserved students (rising 5TH AND 6TH GRADERS) in the science, technology, mathematics, sciences, leadership skills and etiquette managements. This program is based on the program which was developed over nineteen years ago at NC State that is currently housed in the NC State University, Science House (This program was started by Wandra Hill to increase the number of underrepresented students in the physical and mathematical sciences). The program is called IMHOTEP ACADEMY. Also, Butler Summer Academy is modeled after Kyran Anderson Academy in the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, North Carolina State University. This program was developed by Wandra Hill in collaboration with other community representatives/university administrators at NC State University. These programs are still viable programs at North Carolina State University.


This program is designed to have a community base and sixth grade program for underrepresented students in mathematics, science, leadership skills and etiquette management. Curriculum will be grade specific and will address Wake County Public School Standard Course of Study guidelines for math and science.  This program is sponsored by the New Freedom Christian Fellowship Church, Mr. Damon Butler and
Dr. Wandra P. Hill.
Butler Academy will utilize positive male role models as teachers and team leaders.  Strategies used to improve learning will include hands-on activities, discovery learning, recitation and writing.  Students will also learn about scientists, and inventors from underrepresented groups.

This program will be held for three days in the summer in the community on June 13th, 14th and 15th, 2011.


1- To increase the students knowledge in mathematics, science, leadership skills and etiquette management.  
2- To increase the confidence of underrepresented students in mathematics, science,
leadership skills and etiquette management.
3- To teach communication and leadership skills.
4- To increase the knowledge of underrepresented students about etiquette management in the classroom, workforce and in everyday life.
5- To enhance students and parents knowledge about the importance of End of the

Grade testing.

6- To interact with African American male role-models who are leaders,

mathematicians and scientists.