Meet your new mentor

Over the past 30 years, Phil Black has built a record of unique accomplishments including: Div I college athlete, Navy SEAL Officer, Goldman Sachs Investment Banker, bootstrap entrepreneur, 2X Shark Tank contestant, firefighter, husband, and father of four sons. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Over the past 12 years, Phil has helped hundreds of students get into service academies, ROTC programs, and highly-selective traditional colleges. Let Phil mentor your child on their own epic journey.


All in the Family

Phil began his career in college admissions counseling long before his sons entered high school. After years of helping other students and families on their college admissions journeys, he turned his attention to his own sons. With an in-house expert available 24/7, his sons found great success finding their way to their dream schools (Navy ROTC Yale, Navy ROTC Yale, USNA, TBD).

Just as important, however, was the ease and joy of the process itself. When you have a plan, there is less stress, doubt, and fear. ServeWell Academy aims to deliver a similar experience to every family that's willing to engage early in the process.


A shift in focus

Over the years, Phil has been uniquely successful in helping students specifically interested in serving their country while receiving their undergraduate education. His portfolio of students (including his own sons) began to shift dramatically toward students interested in military service academies and ROTC scholarships. This helped him develop a deep understanding of what it takes to succeed in this unconventional niche. He has helped place students at every service academy, ROTC program, and colleges like Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, Stanford, UCLA, Cal, and many more. ServeWell Academy was born to serve this unique need...