Missouri Military Academy In Mexico Celebrates Founders Day 2021


In 1889, community leaders in Mexico, Missouri, had a vision. They wanted a local academy to offer classical education for boys, set a standard of academic excellence and provide learning with emphasis on discipline.

Through their efforts, Missouri Military Academy came to be — founded on Nov. 22, 1889. More than 130 years later, much has changed for the Academy born from that initiative, but the need for leaders of character in our ever-changing world remains the same. Today, MMA fulfills its mission and cadets continue to thrive through the support of donors.

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On Nov. 22, 2021, the 133rd MMA Corps of Cadets celebrated Founders’ Day on campus. As of that date, MMA alumni, family, faculty, staff and friends have raised more than $26,000 for the Academy in honor of Founders’ Day. Additional gifts and pledges are being tallied as the Academy works toward its goal of $75,000.

If interested members of the community would like to help support MMA positively impact the future of current and future cadets, please visit bit.ly/3G9pt3k or call 573-581-1776, ext. 230.