Customer Spotlight: Urban Prep Academies
Over 10 years ago, a high school named Urban Prep placed their first order with us. Little did we know then the importance of these ties.
Urban Prep Academies operates the country's first network of all boys, public charter high schools with three campuses in Chicago. Many of these young men come from some of the roughest neighborhoods in the country and enter high school several grade levels behind in core subjects.
The necktie is a symbolic part of Urban Prep’s school uniform. All students wear a solid red tie to school everyday. Until they are accepted into college, that is. When a student is accepted into a 4-year college or university, they exchange their red tie for a red and gold stripe.
Thanks to the school's rigorous college prep curriculum, 100% of seniors have traded up their ties for the past 10 years. The Class of 2019 has been accepted into 162 colleges with over $10 million in scholarships thus far. That's a HUGE accomplishment for these young men.