What we believe

At Unlock Academy, we believe in the transformative power of education. Born from a vision to bridge gaps and shatter ceilings, we've grown into a beacon of hope for dreamers across the globe. Our mission goes beyond imparting skills; it's about igniting passions, fostering potential, and cultivating a community that thrives on innovation, collaboration, and ambition. Together, we're not just learning; we're building a brighter, more inclusive future where every dream has a platform and every dreamer a chance to soar.

Innovation and Forward-Thinking

The future is digital, and we're here to prepare our community for it. We constantly evolve, adapt, and innovate to stay ahead of the curve.

Empowerment Through Education

We're firm believers in the transformative power of learning. At Unlock Academy, we provide tools and knowledge that empower individuals to shape their destinies.

Commitment to Excellence

From our curriculum to our coaches, we strive for nothing short of the best. We're dedicated to delivering quality, every step of the way.

Meet Our Founder

Antoine Patton is the founder and executive director of the Photo Patch Foundation. Raised in Buffalo, New York, Antoine officially committed to serving at-risk youth while he was serving an eight-year prison sentence for criminal possession of a weapon. While in prison he learned how to code and pledged to use technology to open doors for others. Released from prison in 2014, Antoine immediately launched the Photo Patch Foundation with plans to serve the 2.7 million youth with parents in prison. More recently, Antoine has been teaching marginalized youth and adults how to develop tech skills. He taught his daughter Jay Jay how to code, leading her to develop a viral app. Antoine has a liberal arts degree from Bard College. He is the author of From Cages to Stages: How S.T.E.M. Changed My Life. Antoine is a 2019 Echoing Green Fellow.

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