The Street Academy runs a non-formal school; there are three classes in all (special class, beginners, intermediate and advanced). A nine member Board of Trustees runs the Street Academy with an executive. Ataa Lartey, the founder, as director. The children do not pay school fees and are encouraged to develop an interest in learning. Those who have developed keen interest in learning are sent to formal school on the Academy's Scholarship. Others are sent to learn a trade (e.g. hair dresser, dress making, practical skills training program etc.) Today, there are 620 children, both boys and girls who are supported by Academy. Around 80 of them are studying in the Street Academy, the rest are in the formal schools, the secondary and technical schools and three in the university. The Street Academy organizes scholarships to pay school fees for those in The Academy and for those who have entered the formal schools, secondary and technical schools on the Academy's ticket. It is the policy of The Street Academy not to "uproot" the children from their communities but encourage them rather to learn how to live exemplary lives, and hopefully impart their improved standards on their various communities. Expenses on each child presently cover both tuition and one daily meal.