Benjamin E Mays Elementary Academy is a neighborhood school that has been recognized for its academic and extracurricular programs. Mays partners with AON, Youth Guidance (B.A.M.), Children’s Home + Aid, The Chicago Urban League, Chicago Children's Choir, and Communities in Schools of Chicago. Mays Academy provides an orderly, safe place where teachers can teach and children can learn. Mays enforces a “CAN DO” spirit, high self-esteem, and a genuine desire to learn.