Grace Leadership Preparatory Institute partners with Mount Hermon AME

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Chantele-Furgerson-this-oneGrace Leadership Preparatory Institute partners with Mount Hermon AME

Enroll opportunities now available in Fort Lauderdale for K-8 students

      FORT LAUDERDALE, FL– Chantale Ferguson, CEO/founder of Grace Leadership Preparatory Institute (GLPI) is pleased to announce the opening of this Accredited K-8 College Preparatory Christian School which will be located at Mount Hermon African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Fort Lauderdale. GLPI offers a personalized digital environment with one-on-one learning including iPads, hands-on robotics and coding, project-based technology settings, athletic programs and enrichment clubs/extra-curricular activities, all implemented through leadership principles guided by discipline and character development. GLPI is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year which starts on Aug. 22, 2016. Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

“We are thrilled to be connecting with Mount Hermon AME Church to offer digital learning to the Fort Lauderdale community,” states Ferguson. “GLPI is known for its ability to empower and transform students’ lives from the inside out. Through our genuine efforts to compassionately nurture every student, our team strives to eliminate the digital divide for challenged and disadvantaged students by redirecting their focus to a positive attitude about learning. We are dedicated to the spiritual, emotional and intellectual development of each student through academics, arts, technology and athletics in a structured learning environment.”

GLPI will reside at the Mount Hermon AME Church, which is centrally located at 401 N.W. Seventh Terrace in Fort Lauderdale.  Established in 1906, Mount Hermon is a historical pillar in the community as Fort Lauderdale’s first AME church and the city’s third oldest church.

“With our rich history in Fort Lauderdale and our roots in the African-American community, it is an ideal fit for our church,” explains Reverend Henry E. Green Jr. “We are excited to welcome GLPI to the Mount Hermon AME Church family. We are familiar with their mission and strongly support its principles of spiritual, emotional and intellectual development of our future leaders.”

About Grace Leadership Preparatory Institute

Grace Leadership Preparatory Institute (GLPI) was founded in 2016 by Chantale Ferguson, who remains today as CEO/Founder. As an Accredited K-8 College Preparatory Christian school with a personalized digital learning environment, GLPI’s shared goal is to provide quality educational and social services for children and families. The curriculum includes the disciplines appropriate for each age group and grade level and fully utilizes strategies of high quality instruction for students to learn and apply successfully in a competitive work world.  Scholarships and tuition assistance is available. For more information about GLPI, please visit or call (954) 470-9123.

GLPI is a “sister” school to Grace Academy International (GAI), an accredited, private co-educational Pre K-12 college preparatory Christian institution located in Opa-Locka, Fla. Ms. Ferguson is also president/CEO of GAI which was founded in 2005 to provide quality educational and social services for children and adults. GAI is a U.S. non-profit corporation organized in the State of Florida under section 501(c)(3).

About Mount Hermon AME Church

Mount Hermon AME Church was founded in 1906 by 20 founding members; it was the first African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church to be formed in Fort Lauderdale as well as the second Black church and third oldest church overall. Led by the Reverend Henry E. Green Jr., the church offers numerous adult, senior, women and youth ministries and always welcomes new members. For more information about the church, please visit or call (954) 463-6309.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Stephan Benson/Lynne Garrow at (954) 822-4891/(407) 595-1978 or email at

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