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The Academy of Kings mission is to promote family structure and strengthen communities. We desire to serve through education, intervention/prevention, and spiritual guidance, while fostering innovative support, and grooming family leaders.
The Academy of Kings was designed with inner city youth and communities at heart. We desire to service the family, bring social sources to neighborhoods, and uplift communities. It is our belief that when one sets out to influence children, the family must be incorporated. By getting the family involved we can evolve the entire household, making an even greater impact on the individual child.
People in their very nature are inquisitive. The goal of education should be to ascend in knowledge of purpose, as it is in this way that we find personal success and gratification, and also compel our communities to higher levels. We at The Academy of Kings, Inc. seek to facilitate this advancement of growth. The main theme of our teaching philosophy is purpose-driven thought. This may be somewhat eclectic and resist traditional philosophical views.
Whether in the classroom or in meeting groups of general public, our goal is to encourage thinking and acting “with purpose, on purpose.” Our approach comes from years of studying the most successful people on Earth. It is not wealth that makes them successful—that is only a bi-product of their discipline, diligence, and faith. At The Academy of Kings, safety and productivity are the two primary concerns when dealing with children—these are top priority. We believe that the building of self-esteem and self-worth must be a continual practice. While we know that education is the way to power and freedom, there is also a clear understanding that spiritual guidance is an essential portion of balance in life. Our life mentors apply Christian principles to groom the morals and character of our families.
Along with education and spiritual guidance, The Academy of Kings also has an extensive history in sport, and a firm respect for the lessons and benefits that come from being active in them. A healthy lifestyle is proven to restore the mind and body, developing well-balanced individuals, who bring a sense of pride and belonging to their community. Fitness provides individuals with an outlet from the harsh realities that life can sometimes unfold.
Antonio Wallace is an inspirational mentor, motivational speaker, and former professional athlete. He attended the University of Central Florida on an football scholarship and pursued a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Wallace has served as a mentor in the community of his home town, Vero Beach, as well as Orlando, Florida for ten years.
Youth Advocate Director
TeNeika Neasman has served with the city of Orlando since 2005. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors in Marketing. She went on to earn a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. She is certified in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. TeNeika is also the proud owner of Ivey Rose Consulting, LLC, which specializes in building brands for small business owners.
Arthur Huggins is barred to practice law in the states of Florida and Texas. He graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida earning a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. He graduated Cum Laude from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where he served as a Counsel for the Board of Advocates. He is certified in Government Law. Huggins currently practicing in his home town, Daytona Beach, FL.
Marquel Neasman is a licensed minister, professional athlete, and philanthropist, from Bradenton, Florida. He graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Communicaitons. Neasman has been involved in mentoring for ten years now, and has recently taken his passion into the education field.
The inspiration of AOK came after Neasman worked as a case manager for two years and seen how families would suffer due to voids in the home. Particularly the absence of a male figure.