Benicia Unified School District

Willie B. Adkins Scholar Program – grades 8-12 – application now open for the 23/24 school year

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Posted On: June 7, 2023

Dear Benicia Families,

We are so fortunate to offer the Benicia Chapter of the Willie B. Adkins Scholar Program next year.  The program is a college preparatory program that provides students with the right tools and a good understanding of what’s expected of them beyond high school. Through our strategically planned year-long curriculum, activities, and events, we will strive to meet these objectives.  

This program is open to any student in grades 8-12 during the 2023-24 school year.  Its primary goals are:

  1. Increasing the number of African-American students who will enroll in college after high school
  2. Designing instructional strategies which work with at-risk students
  3. Assisting students in goal setting and potential career choices
  4. Exposing students to successful role models and college experiences
  5. Assisting students in understanding the value of establishing superior work ethics and the value generated from their efforts
  6. Helping students understand racial pride, their culture, and the role they play in society

Please see the attached flyer for more information.  To register your child please follow this link: 

It is also live on the Willie B. Adkins website under the Benicia tab. 

Don’t hesitate to contact Leslie Beatson, Assistant Superintendent at [email protected] with any questions.