About Building Our Future

The 18th Annual Golf Classic & Summer Party has been canceled, but generosity has not. The tradition continues on June 29th during the Building Our Future virtual fundraising event live stream on YouTube. Pull up your favorite chair, slip on your most comfortable shoes and virtually join the friends of Summit Academy OIC!

Summit Academy training programs build economic empowerment within our community by providing career skill training to laid off, unemployed and underemployed adults. Your generosity makes it possible for our students to attend at no-cost-to-them and train for careers in IT, construction and healthcare or earn their GED if they don’t have a high school degree.

Unemployment in the wake of COVID will be deep and prolonged. Many low-wage, dead-end jobs will no longer exist and the economic disparities within Minnesota will continue to grow without equitable access to training and education. Summit Academy provides a leg-up to those seeking  financial and career stability.

Together, we can help our community weather current challenges and ensure that every family in the Twin Cities has the opportunity to build their own thriving future.

Date: Monday, June 29, 2020
Time: 7:00-8:00 P.M.
Click Here to register
Contact: Sarah Armstrong | sarmstrong@saoic.org | 612-278-7363

The Evening's Program

Building Our Future will be a live streamed hour of fun hosted by Emmy Award winning actor, vocalist, arts educator and community organizer T. Mychael Rambo. The evening's program includes:

          Welcome Address

          About Summit

          A message from our President & CEO

          Fund A Need

          Premiere Auction

          Closing Message

You’re sure to see some familiar faces and you're certain to leave feeling like you have made a positive impact on the lives of those most impacted by the pandemic and disparities that exist in the Twin Cities.

Help Us Build Our Future

Summit Academy has lost nearly 50% of classroom capacity due to social distancing requirements. To provide the community with the same level of pre-pandemic career training opportunities we must expand our campus to a new facility. Campus expansion will also allow Summit to increase program offerings into the in demand fields of a technology dependent economy and double enrollment by 2025. Your contribution to the Building Our Future campaign will ensure that Summit has a space for everybody seeking an opportunity to build a thriving future for themselves and their families.


Starts at:  June 29, 2020 7:00 PM
Ends at:  June 29, 2020 8:00 PM




Matching Challenge Fund

Thanks to the support of our generous Matching Challenge Fund donors, we are almost half way to the Building Our Future fundraising goal. We need your help to unlock their support! Summit Academy greatly appreciates the following individuals and businesses for their investment in our community: