Who We Are

It started with a vow to God…

If the life of his critically ill young son was saved, Lawrence Mann pledged to spend the rest of his life investing in youth.

Lawrence created Top Achievers Foundation in 1996. For more than two decades, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization has inspired and empowered students to live a lifestyle of high achievement. Through after-school education and coaching in STEAM, esports, financial literacy and basketball, as well as mentorship from area leaders, Top Achievers prepares students for success in college and beyond. Scholarships enable the participation of economically disadvantaged youth because we believe all kids deserve a chance.

We make an investment into every Top Achievers student. We want to see them succeed after high school graduation, and help provide them with the resources to do so. Ninety five percent of our students go on to attend college. Our alumni include professional athletes, leaders of charitable organizations, government officials, and corporate professionals.

Our mission is inspiring, transforming, and empowering students to live a lifestyle of high achievement.