The PREP Academy is a community based non-profit organization that inspires and prepares African Nova Scotian high school students for college, university and beyond. We coach students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 to plan, prepare and pursue college and university – and continue to provide wrap around supports as they navigate their education and transition into their chosen careers.
We want our students to believe and understand that college and university is a viable opportunity for them. We want to give them access to decisions.
Additionally, we partner and consult to develop culturally responsive pathway programs for African Nova Scotian students within post-secondary institutions and across industry sectors.
The PREP Academy’s purpose and intention is to impact Indigenous African Nova Scotian students who are descendants of Nova Scotian parents or grandparents who are tied to the historic and original African Nova Scotian communities. Black students who were born in Nova Scotia also participate.
This map shows the historic African Nova Scotian communities.
Influence social and economic impact within the historic African Nova Scotian communities by preparing and inspiring students for college and university.
We are approaching education in a different way
We cannot move alone, and it takes a village
We know who we are here to serve and what impact we want to have. It’s all about the stories and experiences of our students.
Our goal is to fundraise to have PREP Student Success Coaches supporting students in every high school across Nova Scotia. PREP’s College and University Preparation program for high school students is currently offered at the following schools.
If you are interested in Adopting a School and help PREP expand our services, please contact Ashley Hill, Executive Director at email@example.com
Our work is made possible by the generous contributors and partners who believe in our mission.