Keon N. Berry is the President and Founder of Berry Academy. He is a native of Hartford, CT and was raised in Windsor, CT. Berry’s strong commitment to his coursework granted him a 4-year academic scholarship to Morehouse College upon graduating high school from the CREC Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy in New Britain, CT. He has always been a very ambitious and passionate servant-leader in education. In 2016, Berry founded and implemented Berry Academy, a mentoring program to provide opportunities, resources, mentorship, and empowerment to Black young men in Southwest Atlanta. This program has helped Berry impact students across the country as he travels giving speeches and hosting conferences that motivate youth. His deep convictions to impact youth have led to collaborations with Google, Taliah Waajid, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Atlanta City Council, Relay Graduate School of Education, Comcast and other major entities that believe in serving students. Berry hopes to inspire the world by reminding people that we can do anything that we put our minds to! "If my mind can receive it and my heart can believe it then, I will achieve it!"

Dear​ family, friends, partners, and supporters,

Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about us! Berry Academy Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that commits itself to youth advocacy, youth development, and education reform. I am a firm believer in equity for all and using change as the weapon to fight for what I believe in. Every student deserves access to high-quality resources, lucrative opportunities, and a prosperous life. In many instances, students coming from low income, underrepresented communities, and particularly students of color, do not have congruent access to the same opportunities and resources as their counterparts that will make them successful in the attainment of their dreams. The repeated cycles of injustice and inequity enable barriers that hinder the upward mobility of families across this nation perpetuating themselves, over and over again.


I believe that mankind, and particularly children, deserve an equal chance at life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Children are the future and Berry Academy Inc. is fully invested in ensuring that all students have a vehicle to unlock their full potential so that they can become a catalyst of change in this world. Every day is an opportunity to make this a reality. We believe it starts with instilling the essentiality of character preeminence, social responsibility, self-actualization, and intellectual pursuit in the lives of those we serve. We hope that you will collaborate with us in our mission

to expand access for all students because they are the torch bearers in transforming the world!

Answer the call of life!

Keon N. Berry

President and Founder of Berry Academy, Inc.


Berry Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that commits itself to youth advocacy, youth development, and education reform. We believe the pillars of character preeminence, social responsibility, self-actualization, and intellectual pursuit are essential in helping youth unlock their full potential as future change-makers in society.




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