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The Students of Prestige Preparatory Academy Urgently Need Your Help

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THE STORY:

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Prestige Preparatory Academy (PPA) in North Charleston, South Carolina is a public charter school sponsored by the Charleston County School District (CCSD) and is CCSD's first all-male Charter School serving predominantly lower income students (ages 5-10 years old...Kindergarten to 5th grade). 


Prestige Prep, a school offering predominantly African-American young males a pathway to success instead of a pipeline to prison, opened in the fall of 2016 and its students are not required to pay tuition in order to receive a quality education in a structured environment. But, even before opening, PPA received minimal support from CCSD. So, after opening for the 2016-2017 school year, problems rapidly developed that have jeopardized the vision of founder and principal J Harrison Coleman and the future potential of the young men who attend PPA, to wit: 


1) CCSD does not provide PPA students with a major tool needed for the school to survive…transportation. Due to financial problems after opening last year, PPA struggled to provide continued transportation for its students. So, not far into the school year, it was forced to suspend bus service.


2) The loss of bus service resulted in the school instantly losing more than 20 students. Over time, this has caused an even greater drop in enrollment as community schools have become more attractive to parents merely because of convenience. And, of course, decreased enrollment results in decreased funding. 


Therefore, the young men of Prestige Preparatory Academy are asking for your help. Will you contribute financially toward the rental or purchase (ideal situation) of a bus for use during the 2017-2018 school year? Prestige Preparatory Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible. (NOTE: Donation by check can be made out to Prestige Preparatory Academy at the address below.) 


It has been proven that a quality early education in a structured nurturing environment is the way to successfully counter the school-to-prison pipeline and to give our less fortunate children an opportunity to become successful members of and contributors to our American society. Will you help make this success a reality for the young men of Prestige Preparatory Academy? 


Principal J Harrison Coleman will gladly share the vision of this great school whenever requested and is available to talk by phone. Please reach out now. Time is of the essence. 


Thank you for your kind and thoughtful consideration.


Pastor Thomas Dixon 


J Harrison Coleman - Principal Prestige Preparatory Academy 

2415 Avenue F, North Charleston, SC 29405 

Office: 843.529.6016 

Email: info@prestigeprepartoryacademy.org 

Website: http://www.prestigepreparatoryacademy.org/

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  • Sue and Chester Willis

    $100

  • Jennifer Gibson

    $100

  • Kim Siwarski

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  • Omar Muhammad

    $50

  • Kris

    $25

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    $25

  • Mr, and Mrs. Charles Clayton Garrett

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Mr, and Mrs. Charles Clayton Garrett

Mr, and Mrs. Charles Clayton Garrett

DONATION: $20

Mr. Roy Garrett, Jr. 5 months ago

JoAnne V Simson

JoAnne V Simson

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Kris

Kris

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Omar Muhammad

Omar Muhammad

DONATION: $50

In the name of the Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities 6 months ago

Kim Siwarski

Kim Siwarski

DONATION: $100

With gratitude for Pastor Dixon and all that he stands for and all that he does. 6 months ago

Jennifer Gibson

Jennifer Gibson

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Sue and Chester Willis

Sue and Chester Willis

DONATION: $100

Tribute to Thomas Dixon 6 months ago

Charlotte  Holtry

Charlotte Holtry

In memory of Judson Ruch 6 months ago

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Kat Morgan

Kat Morgan

A tribute to Thomas Dixon 6 months ago