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.

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Program Objectives

To engage members of the Dalhousie community, African Nova Scotian science teachers, parents, and students in activities designed to increase.

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