In addition to the MOU, PREP will host a series of engagement sessions with King’s African Nova Scotian current students and alumni. The sessions will allow participants to provide anonymous feedback based on their experiences and perspectives as Black students at the university. Feedback from these sessions and detailed assessment of the supports currently in place for students will generate a report overviewing findings and key recommendations to help determine how King’s can best engage and support their African Nova Scotian current and future students moving forward.
“We’re thrilled to partner with King’s on such an important initiative to serve Black students,” says Ashley Hill, Founder and Executive Director of The PREP Academy. “Having a pulse on student perspectives will allow us to improve the educational experiences for African Nova Scotian students and allow them to play an active role in student centered education.”
About the University of King’s College
Established in 1789, King’s College is Canada’s oldest chartered university and is associated with Dalhousie University. A small and extraordinarily lively academic community located in Halifax (Kjipuktuk), Nova Scotia, King’s is known nationally and internationally for its highly acclaimed interdisciplinary programs in the humanities, including its renowned Foundation Year Program, its professional programs in journalism and its fine arts programs in creative writing.
About The PREP Academy
The PREP Academy is a community based non-profit organization that inspires and prepares African Nova Scotian students for college, university and beyond. PREP coaches students in grades 10, 11 and 12 to plan, prepare and pursue college and university—and continue to provide wraparound support as students navigate their entry into and throughout their education and onto their chosen careers.
Ashley Hill, Founder and Executive Director of The PREP Academy is pictured with University of King’s College President William Lahey. Photos by Adams Photography.
For more information contact:
Elizabeth Grant, Associate Director, Communications
Ashley Hill, Founder and Executive Director
The PREP Academy