Wanted: A Few Good Mentors
Booker Law Academy stimulates young minds
‘Our kids are better prepared to compete against their peers in a multitude of ways’
In a tiny Southwest Florida corner of the legal universe, a high-energy voluntary bar association is hoping to transform a magnet school into a galactic incubator, a place where stars are born.
Powered mostly by the school district and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Sarasota County Bar Association, the Booker Law Academy, within Booker High School, has been teaching constitutional law, business law, court procedures, critical thinking, research, and law enforcement operations to select high school students since 2013.