The following info was published by MCPS TV.
Published on Mar 7, 2013
“The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Inc. , a tutoring and mentoring program, has been in operation since 1986 and has enhanced the academic achievement of thousands of children in Montgomery County, Maryland.
The Learning Academy was established in 1986 as the Olney Saturday School by members of the Mu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Recognizing a growing need in the community, these individuals focused on helping youngsters who needed additional academic support in order to be successful in school. The first learning academy began with 21 children and 19 volunteers who met on Saturday mornings at the day care center at the Housing Opportunities Commission in Olney, Maryland.
Saturday School centers are now at twelve sites in Montgomery County and serve over 3,000 students annually from cluster elementary, middle, and high schools. The program, which serves students in grades 1 through 12, operates on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., October through May.