Praxis/Friends of Ashe Prep

A nonprofit organization

$1,205 raised by 13 donors

8% complete

$15,000 Goal

Ashé Prep Academy is modeling how liberatory education is intergenerational and is truly rooted in and informed by the community.  Our Ashé Preschool at Bryant Manor will open and is set to welcome preschoolers next January, 2025.  We are so excited!  The Ashé Community Educator Certification Institute has celebrated capacity enrollment with two cohorts of teachers and future teachers, modeling culturally relevant, community based teaching and learning.  From preschool through to adult learning these initiatives reflect the core principle of "cultivating the genius of Black children."*

Ashé Preparatory Academy is a P-12 school model that centers its educational approach on the needs of Black students, aiming to prepare them for leadership and success in their communities. The school's vision emphasizes that focusing on the education of Black students can lead to liberation for all, showcasing a commitment to equity and justice. Our mission involves cultivating the genius of all individuals by prioritizing the education of Black students and preparing them to excel and serve as leaders. The core values, based on the principles of Kwanzaa, guide the school's culture and decision-making, promoting unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. Through culturally responsive teaching methods, community-focused projects, student leadership development, and regular creative celebrations, Ashé Prep seeks to provide a holistic education that supports academic, non-academic, and social-emotional growth for all students, especially those from marginalized backgrounds.

*  Sullivan, D.R.  2016. Cultivating the Genius of Black Children. St. Paul, MN:  Redleaf Press.

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Organization name

Praxis/Friends of Ashe Prep

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PO BOX 28928