Founder & Executive Director
Ashley Hill is the Founder and Executive Director of The PREP Academy, a community based non-profit organization that inspires and prepares African Nova Scotian students for college and university. Ashley is passionate about student advancement, education and the development of African Nova Scotian communities. Her goal is to create programs and services that help students access and navigate resources and experiential learning opportunities.
Ashley is a first generation university student, and as an African Nova Scotian, she’s faced challenges and experienced systemic barriers in her pursuit of obtaining a higher education. It was through her lived experiences that shaped her dedication to student access and success.
She currently serves on the Advisory Council at the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning and on the board for The Futures Program. She dedicates her time to helping students discover their full potential and gain opportunities to explore their leadership abilities.
Her career and desire to help others is inspired by her grandmother, Bernetta.