On October 12, 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Honoree and Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Derrick Brooks, Visited  Academy Prep.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Honoree and former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Mr. Derrick Brooks was warmly welcomed  to Academy Prep! Mr. Brooks spent time learning about Academy Prep and talking to our scholars about the importance of education, determination, hard work, and overcoming adversity through perseverance. Our scholars were excited to share their student pledge with Mr. Brooks and to ask him several thoughtful questions, including “As a successful professional athlete, why was it important to you to get a Master’s Degree?”. Thank you, Mr. Brooks, for spending a part of your day with us, inspiring our scholars and staff, and for your commitment to youth and education in Tampa Bay! You truly are the GREATEST!