About Us

About the BSA

Founded in 2013, the Black Swan Academy (BSA) is a non-profit organization in the District of Columbia that concentrates its efforts on empowering Black youth through Civic Leadership and Engagement.


A successful Black American that is civically engaged, excelling socially, and economically is thought to be the “exception” instead of the “rule”.  The Black Swan Academy, in reference to the “Black Swan Theory” which states that a Black Swan is 1) an outlier  2.) has an extreme impact on society and 3.) changes the mindset of humans to no longer see such a rare occurrence as an outlier, but as a very possible and likely occurrence. With this in mind, the BSA aims to develop effective social change agents that strive to make the “exception”, “the rule” in this generation and those to come.

The Black Swan Academy (BSA) creates a pipeline of Black youth leaders that are committed to improving self, as well as their communities.

  • We train 6th-12th graders to be social responsible leaders in the public, political and private sector.
  • We raise awareness on social issues disproportionately affecting Black Americans, and highlight the many positive examples that are often over looked.
  • We advocate for the elimination of structural barriers impacting the Black American community.

Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2016

Black Swan Academy is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.