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Buffalo Prep Summer Programming Begins!
High School Prep students in math class at Allen Hall
Buffalo Prep's summer programs started July 6, 2021! We now have three sites operating around the city of Buffalo aimed at supporting talented underrepresented youth: Prep Scholars Academy at The Belle Center, Middle School Prep at Nichols Middle School, and High School Prep at Allen Hall on the University at Buffalo South Campus.
Over 200 rising 6th-9th graders are participating in our academic enrichment programs for five weeks this summer, Monday-Friday from 8:30pm-4pm. These programs are designed to set students on the path to higher education by strengthening their academic skills while they are in their crucial middle school years.
Learn more about our programs here.
Middle School Prep students in Ms. Bailey's English Language Arts class at Nichols Middle School
Prep Scholars Academy Opens at The Belle Center
Buffalo Prep hosted a celebration for the opening of its newest program, Prep Scholars Academy, on Wednesday, July 14 at The Belle Center. Prep Scholars Academy is a community-based summer enrichment program for middle school students seeking to succeed in their academics and pursue a college education. The inaugural program site at The Belle Center supports students with bilingual instruction who reside in the west side neighborhood. 
The program will provide a minimum of four years of academic preparation and comprehensive social-emotional support and help students select and transition into a high school that is right for them, identified via one-on-one counseling. Major funders of Prep Scholars Academy include Bank of America, Cullen Foundation, Rich Products, Rodriguez Construction Group, and Unifrax. 

Check out the coverage from News 4 WIVB and Spectrum News 1 highlighting the celebration!
Prep Scholars Academy students at The Belle Center
First Alumni Board President
Luis Rodriguez, Jr., Buffalo Prep Class of 1997, was recently named as the first alumni Buffalo Prep board president.
Luis grew up on the west side of Buffalo and entered Buffalo Prep in the 7th grade. He is now the CEO of Rodriguez Construction Group and a sponsor of Prep Scholars Academy. “I’m excited to help lead an organization that has provided so much opportunity for me,” said Mr. Rodriguez. “I’m eager with my new board president position to expand and provide opportunities to students in the community I was born and raised in and help shape the future leaders of tomorrow.” 
Buffalo Prep alumna and City Court Judge, Honorable JaHarr Pridgen ’94, was named to the executive board. Matthew Becton, ‘01, Senior Manager at Verizon, and Shannon Bryant, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Kaleida Health, were also voted on as new board members.
Patti L. Stephen - Robert G. Wilmers Endowed Executive Director, Luis Rodriguez, Jr. - Board President, and Marcus Deveso - Assistant Director & Director of Academic Programming at the Prep Scholars Academy Celebration
Party for Prep!
Join us for burgers and beers at Party for Prep on August 13 at Resurgence Brewing Co.! Proceeds will benefit Buffalo Prep's Angel Fund, which provides assistance for students and their families with the cost of education- and enrichment-related expenses. Two-hour open bar, food, music, raffle prizes, and more!

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