Preparing Diverse Students For In-Demand Careers

About Us

We aspire to increase economic empowerment within the Black and Brown communities.

We identify, recruit, and develop students and young adults with an interest in high-demand STEM careers. We have a strong focus on preparing the next generation of workforce professionals from underserved communities. Our goal is to develop future Kool Nerds, career-focused students, who will increase diversity in our country’s STEM based workforce.

The Challenge

Employers face the growing challenge of finding a skilled workforce from Black and Brown communities to fill open STEM positions. Challenges include:

✓ Lack of quality STEM education in primary and secondary schools

✓ Lack of exposure to STEM careers

✓ Low attrition in college STEM programs

Our interaction with students and young adults is targeted towards providing a highly qualified pool of candidates from which employers can select.

Our Program

Our A.C.E.D. model provides the academic, emotional, and social navigators Black and Brown students need to succeed in school and beyond.

How it Works

 Academic support to assist students with the entrance exam to STEM based post-secondary programs 

 Assistance with admission applications


 Financial Assistance


 Soft Skills development

Our Team

Raymond Farquharson

Head of Board

Stephanie Evans

Board Member


What’s Happening!

Scotiabank partners with Kool Nerd Prep!

Scotiabank continues its long history and strong culture of community investment by partnering with Kool Nerd Prep in support of Economic Resilience. By investing in communities, Scotiabank helps build a more vibrant and prosperous future.