About Us

Friends of Rickover Naval Academy is a non-profit, voluntary organization that supports the mission of the Hyman G. Rickover Naval Academy. RNA, a Chicago public high school, infuses a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with a military structure to prepare an ethnically and racially diverse student body for college and life beyond. More than 90% of Rickover students go on to college after graduating.

The funds we raise are used for enrichment programs and to enable students, more than 80% of whom are low-income, to participate in academic summer camps, college exploratory trips, art programs, science clubs and extra-curricular activities.

Funds have been used to purchase computers and e-books, supplies and tools for the Robotics Team and team uniforms and other sports equipment. More than 75 students have received financial support for activities ranging from college tours and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) camps to specialized training and international field trips. Our goal is to ensure that Rickover students have every opportunity possible to learn, explore and find their dreams.

Friends of Rickover Naval Academy is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to Friends of Rickover Naval Academy are tax deductible.

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