Impact and Student Stories

Student Stories

“The best part was the fact I could learn useful things that I actually need. You were providing the unwritten rules and tips for university. Like no 8:30am classes! And you were always available, I didn’t need to wait 8 days for a response - and you always answered without judgement. "The biggest thing was the support system you provided! You had helpful and useful information, it’s nice to know a support group who knows how to help."
Cerriah Smith
The way The PREP Academy's program has helped me this year has been so amazing. Before PREP came to my school I was stressed out not knowing how to apply for scholarships, where to find them and very confused on what to expect after high school." I’m still a little bit nervous about becoming a university student, but they've helped some of my nerves go away. Without PREP I wouldn’t have been this motivated to actually be a university student. I didn’t have the resources before PREP. It was just me figuring everything out because the people I've asked for help only knew as much, or as little, as I did.
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"I recognized the lack of representation in the medical field as well as the systemic racism embedded in Canada’s healthcare system, and wanted to make a difference. I’m choosing to pursue a science degree because I know it will set me forward in becoming a doctor and allow me to establish a rewarding career where I can help others and do my best to make the world a better place. PREP Academy helped me understand all of my post-secondary options and introduced me to scholarships and support that will help me in the future with my education. I like how PREP genuinely cares about your success in the future. I thought it was really nice that I got a DM asking about my acceptance to university, it showed me that they truly care about how you do and are pushing you to succeed."
Ericka Peck
"For the longest time, going into the field of medicine and becoming a doctor has greatly interested me, even when I was younger and in elementary school. I like science, specifically biology and chemistry. I love having the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life, and medicine is an opportunity to do that. I also feel as though our healthcare system has a lot to improve upon, and I would be honoured to be a part of the solution. PREP really helped me find scholarships to apply for and to be a source for feedback and editing for scholarship essays, as well as an outlet for opportunities within Halifax specifically for Black youth.”
Isiaiah Jones
"In Grade 10, I noticed the lack of Black teachers, so I decided to become one! The staff at PREP are great and always very helpful whenever I have a question. PREP's helped me find and secure scholarships for my education and I'm so excited to attend MSVU to start my education journey to become a history professor!"

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Sponsorship dollars go directly to core programming and ensure that no student or school has to pay to participate in The PREP Academy. Click to downloadable version of our 2022 Partnership Prospectus.

To become a sponsor, please contact Ashley Hill at (902) 334-6260 or

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