SOURCE: Harvard Learning Centers, Inc.

September 24, 2007 16:00 ET

Harvard Learning Centers Announces Changes in Name and Stock Symbol

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - The Harvard Learning Centers, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HVLN) (the "Company") announced today that it had amended its Articles of Incorporation to change its name to "The Americas Learning Centers, Inc." As a result, effective September 25, 2007, the new trading symbol of the Company's common stock on the Pink Sheets will be (PINKSHEETS: ALCI).

Donald Platten, president and chairman of the board, stated, "'The Americas Learning Centers' name allows us to better coalesce the brand positioning of our test preparation services with those targeting the physical development and fitness of today's youth. Clearly, a focus on 'The Americas' provides a broader name appeal than our old name allowed, and we think, as we evolve and introduce our products and services, it will facilitate a much better understanding of our multi-year strategy in providing products for the development of both the mind and body."

About Americas Learning Centers

The Americas Learning Centers, Inc. offers training programs for both the mind and body of teenagers and young adults. Historically it has offered SAT-ACT test preparation for high school students. It recently added co-branded test preparation books, software and online courses published by the Nova Press for the SAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE and the MCAT graduate level tests.

Earlier this year, the Company expanded into the Youth Sports Training Market with the acquisition of BSA Athletics, Inc., and ASAP Athletics, Inc., both of Boca Raton, Florida. It also opened a private men's fitness and wellness center, "The Men's Room," offering nutritional guidance, weight control management, a massage room, a hair salon, and a work out facility. It also recently introduced a proprietary "gym-on-wheels," the ASAP 1000, for the simultaneous training of multiple athletes in team and league sports.

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Americas Learning Centers, Inc.
433 Plaza Real, Suite 275 ¦ Boca Raton, Florida 33432
561.962.4197

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