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A Different World Academy

...because we're different!

Meet the Owner...

Mrs. Lo Lawless received her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Loyola University at New Orleans and Masters of Forensic Psychology degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is the owner of A Different World Academy, IAMN Computer Training Center, Phi Theta Sigma Diamonds Youth Sorority, and Minority Resource Connections. Her dedication and passion for working with youth is remarkable. Mrs. Lo is dedicated to giving back to her community by providing a scholarship program to meet the needs of the under-served population. She has worked with at-risk-youth, served as a volunteer in many capacities, and mentored children. She has also served as the Chairperson for the Advocacy Center of New Orleans PAIMI Council [Protection Against Individuals with Mental Illness], volunteers with both CASA in Jefferson Parish, and as a Crisis Technician for the New Orleans Police Department. In her spare time, Mrs. Lo is a Mardi Gras Indian Queen and Mask with the Black Mohawks Mardi Gras Indian tribe. She is the proud mother of three daughters Ashlynn, Milynn, and Keirslynn all of whom attended ADWA with Milynn and Ashlynn graduating. Keirslynn received a four year scholarship in the 9th grade to Saint Mary's Academy for basketball. She graduated in 2019 and attended Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California on scholarship. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, her school closed the athletic programs and she was immediately scouted by Concordia University in Ann Harbor, Michigan where she majors in Cyber Security on athletic scholarship for basketball. Milynn graduated from Dillard University at New Orleans in May 2020 with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology. Her graduation was unique and different as Mrs. Lo had the honor of graduating her after the school did not have a ceremony in December 2020 due to Covid. Milynn began Pharmacy School at South University in Savannah, Georgia in June 2020. 


Why us?

18 Years Strong!

Established in 2003, we have had the opportunity to instruct children with the academics and character skills needed to successfully begin their college or military careers.


Our boys have participated in basketball tournaments in Erie, Pennsylvania and won First Place in the NCSAA Division 2 and 3 championships. The girls youth sorority team have won First Place on countless occasions for participation and performances in Louisiana Youth Rally Suicide Prevention Ceremony, local parades, and a series of other events.


We are pleased that our students have acquired the academics needed in order to become successful. As always, we pride ourselves with the success of our students and could not continue to achieve our goals if the students did not achieve their goals.


Most of all, we offer 1:1 student, teacher ratios!

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