Ryan Banks Fundraising Page

Help us transform the lives of students in Chicago!

Ryan Banks Academy is on a mission to become Chicago’s first inner city boarding school for 7th through 12th grade students.

DONATE TODAY and your gift will be DOUBLED by clicking here now.

A generous donor, the Rogue Willow Foundation, has challenged us to raise $150,000 by the end of 2019 and they’ll match it. With your help $150,000 can become $300,000 towards supporting our students.

Your gift will truly make a difference!

Ryan Banks Academy was founded on the belief that every child deserves a quality education in a safe learning environment regardless of what zip code they live in. We launched as a day school on the South Side of Chicago in 2018 and currently are serving 7th and 8th graders. We are passionately pursuing the promise of a boarding school, and with your help we can realize that goal faster.

As a privately funded school, we depend on contributions from generous donors like you. Every dollar counts in supporting RBA’s mission to change the trajectory of Chicago’s under-served youth and to launch them into the next generation of leaders, thinkers and world-changers.

Please click here and consider donating today!

Why should you consider supporting RBA? Hear why from the students and parents directly:

“Because they would become a part of something that will change kids all over Chicago, the ones that don’t have the opportunity to afford boarding school, the ones that can’t eat at home, the ones that want to be something but all they see is violence through all the streets of Chicago. This school has changed me in ways that I never imagined in my life. I’ve learned to carry myself as a man, and I’ve learned that I do have a chance in this world.”

– Malachi, Ryan Banks Academy Student

Ryan Banks Academy is the answer to my prayers, and we owe it to the other children of our city for it to also be the answer to their prayers. I would encourage you to support the Ryan Banks Academy boarding school because it is the answer to progressively moving forward in reminding ourselves that our children are the future leaders of tomorrow, and if we have any chance of seeing a better tomorrow we must invest in them today. RBA was born out of tragedy and one woman's will to make a difference. It will only succeed if it has the support of other leaders who recognize the value and potential in our children and our community.

- Dawn, Current Parent of RBA student

Our Values

Personalized Learning

We meet students where they are...Our educator to student ration is currently 1:5 and will be no higher than 1:15. 

Substantial State Test Growth

Our first class of 7th grade students saw a significant improvement in their test scores.

Extracurricular Courses

Students determine the classes and programs that we offer. This year they selected coding, dance, visual art and cooking.

Exceptional Education as an Investment

Exceptional education as an investment: we invest significantly more per student than our competitor schools.

Cutting Edge Technology

Each RBA student has their own Chromebook and access to 3-D printing technology.

100% College Acceptance

We are preparing ALL students for college.

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