S. L. Young's Educational Journey It's not the length of the journey, but instead the lessons learned along the way that can help yourself and others. Click on the graduation caps to learn more about Mr. Young’s Accomplishments 1984 1987 1988 1991 1992 1984 Mr. Young was directed to leave high school in the 10th grade after failing 6 of 7 classes and missing over 1/3 of the school year. 1987 Mr. Young graduated high school in the bottom 8% of his class with a 1.52 Grade Point Average (GPA). 1988 In Mr. Young's first three terms at the Northern Virginia Community College, it resulted in two academic warnings (Winter and Spring quarters 1988) and then academic probation (Fall semester 1988). Mr. Young then left the college before being academically dismissed. 1991 Mr. Young registered for non-degree classes at American University to prove his ability to perform at a top-tier school in the Fall 1991. 1992 After a few semesters taking non-degree classes, Mr. Young was admitted to American University as a full-time student to pursue his Bachelor of Business Administration degree. 1993 Spring 1994 Summer 1994 1995 1996 1993 Mr. Young earn his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business with a Marketing concentration from American University in December 1993. Spring 1994 Mr. Young registered for non-degree classes at The George Washington University to prove his readiness for graduate level coursework. Summer 1994 Mr. Young was admitted to The George Washington University to to pursue his Master of Business Administration. 1995 Mr. Young was academically dismissed from The George Washington University in the Fall 1995 due to his Grade Point Average (GPA) dropping below a 3.0 to a 2.95. 1996 Mr. Young was readmitted to The George Washington University in the Summer 1996. 1997 1998 2000 2008 2012 1997 Mr. Young received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance and Investments with a concentration in Organizational Development in May 1997. 1998 Mr. Young was admitted (again) to The George Washington University to pursue his Master of Science in Project Management in the Summer 1998. 2000 Mr. Young received his Master of Science in Project Management degree in May 2000. 2008 Mr. Young started teaching at the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) in the Fall 2008 (20 years after leaving it due to poor academic performance). 2012 In the Spring 2012, Mr. Young was nominated for "Faculty of the Year." October 2013 February 2017 April 2018 June 2018 July 2018 October 2013 Mr. Young started teaching inmates about business and soft skills at a local jail through his nonprofit organization "Saving Our Communities at Risk Through Educational Services (SOCARTES - socartes.org). February 2017 Mr. Young became a professor at the Marymount University. April 2018 Mr. Young received the "Martin Luther King, Jr. Innovative Service Award" from the Department of Education in conjunction with the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for African-Americans. June 2018 Mr. Young was recognized as "Volunteer of the Month" from the Sheriff's Office for teaching inmates at a local jail. July 2018 Mr. Young received the "Distinguished Service Award" from Leadership Arlington for his years of teaching over 500 inmates at a local jail. Fall 2019 Fall 2020 May 2021 Fall 2019 Mr. Young received three "Most Valuable Professor (MVP)" selections from Marymount University student-athletes. Fall 2020 Mr. Young became a doctoral student to pursue his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Organizational Innovation. May 2021 Mr. Young was promoted to become full Professor Stacey L. Young... but still just call him "Sly."