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College Preparatory

The ultimate goal of the College Prep program is to prepare selected secondary students to compete for higher education admissions and scholarships in prestigious universities around the world, while also encouraging them to make a positive impact in their local communities, and in communities across the globe. Applicants must be in 9th grade, between the ages 14 and 16, to be eligible for enrollment as rising 10 graders.
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"My name is Honorine Wendyam Ilboudo, and I am from Burkina Faso. I was selected as a Leading Change Scholar and this has been a life changing event for me." ...

Wendyam Ilboudo


Providing support and guidance in applying for prestigious university scholarships across the globe, opening  doors to higher education, helping scholars achieve their academic aspirations and career goals


Exposure to information technology workshops equips students with crucial digital literacy skills, preparing them for success in the technology-driven landscape of the future

Academic Excellence

Through intensive English courses and test preparation, scholars strengthen their academic foundations, improving their language proficiency and increasing their chances of excelling in standardized tests

Program Experience

Our College Preparatory program works with secondary school or high school students seeking to continue their education, incorporating test preparation, ESL support, and comprehensive guidance throughout the college admissions process, encompassing exploration, essay crafting, applications, and cultural orientation. This ensures scholars are thoroughly prepared for their academic pursuits, whether within their home countries, their continent of residence, or abroad.
  • 9th Grade Graduates (Rising 10th Graders)

    • In Person: July - August

      • Focus placed on Language Proficiency Enhancement (Grammar, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Vocab, Pronunciation, etc.)

      • College Prep Binder made available to track progress

  • 10th Grade 

    • Independently: September - May 

      • Given a 9-month checklist and encouraged to attend the Leadership Academy 

    • In Person: July - August 

      • Focus on Language Placement Test Prep ie. DET and SAT Prep
  • 11th Grade 

    • Independently: September - May 

    • In Person: July - August

      • Focus placed on writing ie. personal statements
      • Students take the ACT, SAT, TOFEL, DET, etc. 

  • 12th Grade

    • Independently: Sept - December

      • Applying to colleges and universities by November to secure scholarships and submit needed documentation in time for early action (nonbinding) and early decision (binding) deadliness

      • Explore eligibility for direct sponsorship through Leading Change - Africa.

    • In Person: July - August

      • Travel documents, including passport and student visas

      • Leadership, exposure to careers, digital literacy, service quest

      • Cultural Readiness ie. location, customs, etc.

      • Registration for collegiate course

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