Our Scholars

2023 Legacy Scholars

Jaiden Carvery

Saint Mary's University
Bachelor of Arts, Criminology

Kika Urgelles

Dalhousie University
Bachelor of Arts

Kevin Thomas-Allison

Champlain College
Creative Arts

Kyrae Carvery

St. Francis Xavier University
Bachelor of Science

Ethan Webber-Gray

Saint Mary's University
Bachelor of Arts, Criminology

Makal Murray

Nova Scotia Community College
Child and Youth Care

Chanayah Colley

Nova Scotia Community College
Business Administration

Keira Grady

Acadia University
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Geoscience

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Jaiden Carvery

Saint Mary’s University
Bachelor of Arts, Criminology

“The PREP Academy expressed they cared about me, my education and my future. I was inspired by them to apply for University, keeping me focused on my goals post secondary. I will be studying a Bachelor of Arts at Saint Mary’s University, with a focus to apply for law school.”

Kika Urgelles

Dalhousie University
Bachelor of Arts

“The PREP Academy has helped allow me to feel more confident in my first year of university. I want to become a successful black woman and The Prep Academy team was proof that it’s possible. I will be attending Dalhousie University to study psychology and law in hopes to become a criminal defence lawyer in the future.”

Kevin Thomas-Allison

Champlain College
Creative Arts

“Starting my grade 12 year I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. The Prep Academy guided me through the process of post secondary education selection, I later committed to the school l longed to attend. I am pursing my studies at Champlain College Lennoxville, there I will be studying a Bach. of Arts and communication while also being a football player!”

Kyrae Carvery

St. Francis Xavier University
Bachelor of Science

“Growing up in a Black community as a biracial girl it was always hard for me to find where I fit in, I was always too white for the black kids and too black for the white kids. Prep has helped me in many ways, not only by preparing me for university but also by bringing me closer to my true self and my black community. I have committed to a Bach. of Science at StFX University, in preparation to become a Pediatric Dentist.”

Ethan Webber-Gray ​

Saint Mary’s University
Bachelor of Arts, Criminology

“Attending The Prep Academy programs helped prepare me for the next chapter of my education journey. I learned as a Prep student, I grew as a ANS man, and I accomplished graduating high school. I have committed to Saint Mary’s University entering a Bach. of arts on the path to focus on criminal psychology.”

Makal Murray

Nova Scotia Community College
Child and Youth Care

“I am Grateful for the opportunities The PREP Academy has shown me. In the fall I will be attending NSCC to start my Child and Youth Diploma. I aspire to use my education to become an African Nova Scotian Support worker.”

Chanayah Colley

Nova Scotia Community College
Business Administration

“The PREP Academy was very beneficial in helping determine the route I wanted to follow to further my education. Identifying math as my preferred subject in school lead me to broaden my skills and take an accounting elective. I am now enrolled at NSCC where I will study Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. My goal is to complete this course and start my career to become a CMA.”

Keira Grady

Acadia University
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Geoscience

As a student athlete you are already busy with maintaining high school and basketball, it’s hard to find the time to apply for university. The Prep Academy was the extra support I needed to keep me aligned with pursuing the main goal which is education, while also enjoying basketball. In the fall I will be attending Acadia University studying Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geoscience.