Ryan Banks Academy is a tuition-free, inner city, co-ed school for underserved children grades 7th through 12th. The school was named for Ryan and he was killed by gunfire just outside of his house. RBA will combine a high-quality, future-facing STEAM curriculum with an integrated social-emotional education in order to propel students out of poverty and into the next generations of leaders, thinkers, and world-changers.
Valerie Groth is the Founder & CEO of RBA. She has a Degree in Psychology from the University of Indiana, and two Master's Degrees in Education and Social Work.