Imhotep’s Legacy Academy (ILA) is an innovative university-community partnership that uniquely mobilizes university/college students, faculty and community leaders to help improve student success and bridge the achievement gap for Grades 6-12 students of African heritage in Nova Scotia. ILA provides its participants with an enriching blend of real-world learning projects, skill-building and leadership development activities as well as tutoring support.
Operating in half of Nova Scotia’s regional school boards, ILA trains and supports university/college students to play powerful roles in the lives of its participants through the building of self-confidence, self-discipline and the mastery of concepts related to scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) fields.
History of ILA
In the spring of 1999, a science outreach workshop was organized by Dr. Kevin Hewitt in Vancouver for kindergarten to grade 8 African Canadian students.
To engage members of the Dalhousie community, African Nova Scotian science teachers, parents, and students in activities designed to increase.