What is SMASH:Prep?

The Saturday Math and Science Honors Preparatory Program (SMASH: Prep) is a free of cost, year-round Saturday program for African American males in grades 6-8, which provides mathematics, computer science, and digital communications curriculum taught through a social justice lens.  The program prepares students with the interest, skills, and experiences necessary to pursue STEM studies in high school and beyond.

Founded in 2012,  SMASH: Prep is designed to facilitate the growth of young men who not only excel in STEM, but are also critically-aware, social-conscious, and oriented toward social justice, and equipped to employ their STEM knowledge for the betterment of their local, national, and global communities. SMASH:Prep strives to develop a STEM educational pipeline for African-American males to combat the systemic educational inequities and societal challenges faced by these students in their schools and communities. SMASH: Prep has emerged to become a feeder for the SMASH program.

SMASH: Prep scholars have a demonstrated aptitude and interest in both math and science. Its curriculum is designed for sixth through eighth graders and will increase the participants’ college and STEM aspirations.

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Applications for SMASH:Prep 2015-16 are currently closed.

Applying for SMASH:Prep

SMASH:Prep is no longer accepting applications for 2015-2016 school year.