The Blueprint Empowerment Academy (TBEA) is an after school program created based on a need to revitalize public Unified School Districts (within Los Angeles, Inglewood, Compton and Watts). TBEA includes a customized curriculum, mentorship (i.e. tutoring and community referrals), college access and an unique community service program for student participants. TBEA customized curriculum is based on the foundation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is designed to help individuals change the patterns of thinking that may contribute to personal challenges and replace them with realistic self-affirming thoughts. With our motto, "Recognize...Refuse...Replace" our goal is to improve academic achievement through social, emotional and cultural development.