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Call Us: 919-864-9601  /   info@tmlacademy.org   /  P.O. Box 15835 Durham, NC 27704

Hours of Operation: 

Monday & Friday- Closed (Tuesday & Wednesday- 10:00am- 3:00pm)

Thursday - 1:00pm - 6:00pm

© 2018 by Thomas Mentor Leadership  Academy.

Thomas Mentor Leadership Academy is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit group mentoring organization.

Our mission is to mentor males between the ages of 9 and 18 who are being raised by a single parent, single legal guardian or their grandparent(s). (Must enroll between the ages of 9 and 14)


We assist organizations and groups in building their programs and we also provide mentor training and workshops to support mentors and mentoring programs.

To achieve our mission, we will partner with parents, schools, churches and other community groups in efforts to preserve our boys from at-risk behaviors. 


Put simply, the Thomas Mentor Leadership Academy serves young males by encouraging them to choose alternative methods to at-risk behaviors. 


Cadet Places 3rd In Wrestling Championship

March 6, 2018

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Empowering young males to become contributing members of society and future leaders in their communities.


Providing, Purpose, Motivation, Direction & Mentoring to Males 9-18yrs old

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I have two sons, ages 17 and 10 years old. Loving them is unconditional. Earlier this year I was having very similar problems with my 10 year old son. I was at a lost. I truly believe that God led me to Thomas Mentor Leadership Academy in Durham, NC. Since my son has been a part of TMLA I have noticed a tremendous change in his behavior. He says to me that the other boys in the program are his brothers. There is always room for another brother.


Durham, NC

I am beyond impressed with the work the Thomas Mentor Leadership Academy is doing with our boys aka cadets. I used the word, "our", intentionally because it truly "takes a village to raise our children". I am glad I was invited to be a part of a village that is unequivocally making a positive difference in the lives of Black boys in "our" community. SHINE on.....

Randy Rogers

Durham County Health Deparrtment

Great program and proud to be part of it. Keep up the good work.

Larry Campbell

Board Chairman

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Cadet Places 3rd In Wrestling Championship

March 6, 2018

Cadet Wins Basketball Championship

March 6, 2018

Cadet Graduates High School

August 3, 2017

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