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Founder, Gregory Draper, DMin

Dr, Gregory Draper holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Wilberforce University a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton and a Doctorate of Ministry from The United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.  Dr. Draper is also a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. 

He has a passion for community organizations and outreach and has founded several nonprofit organizations; Urban Core and Knowledge Academy, focusing on improved community outcomes and changing the lives of at-risk youth in the community. 

Dr. Draper has been president of the Congress of Christian Education of the Eastern Union Missionary Baptist Association; served as a moderator and first vice moderator of Grace Missionary Baptist Association, is a member of Columbus Baptist Pastors Conference, Columbus Baptist Ministerial Alliance, and Christ Alive Ministries International.

About Us

Mentoring is important, not only because of the knowledge and skills students can learn from mentors but also because mentoring provides professional socialization and personal support to facilitate success in graduate school and beyond. Quality mentoring greatly enhances students' chances for success. Knowledge Academy is committed to supporting youth through education and positive role modeling.


Provide youth with the necessary tools to succeed in life with the proper access to education and mentorship that builds self-esteem and future leaders.

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