Nibette Aning, Director of College Success at Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter Schools — The Path

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Today we’re speaking with Nibette Aning, the Director of College Success guiding her school’s first batch of seniors to college success. Nibette talks about the strategies she uses, what it’s like starting a college readiness program from scratch, and the things she’s learned by approaching college readiness with a beginner’s mindset.

About Nibette

Nibette Aning is the Director of College Success at Freedom Preparatory Academy in Memphis, TN. A first generation college student, Nibette graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Communication Studies and earned a M.S.T. from Pace University while working as a Teach for America corps member. She worked for nine years in Brooklyn with students from K-16 before relocating with her family to Memphis. Nibette believes that education is the great equalizer and this belief drives her work as an advocate for first gen students and their families.

About the School

Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter School is a public charter school in Memphis, TN. They teach PreK-12th grade, with the high school students being the first batch of high school students the school has seen. They focus on developing students to battle and conquer the issues of life with a strong mind and a caring heart.

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