Creating the educational opportunity of a lifetime 

Eastside Scholars builds on our track record of achieving extraordinary results in turning around the educational performance of black boys over the last decade.

The programme is designed to access the country’s top boarding schools (and some independent day schools) to a generation of young people who have the talent but lack opportunity, support structure and finance. For a list of the schools currently hosting Eastside Scholars, visit this page.

Our mission is to identify academically able students and give them the preparation and support to succeed at the entrance examination, and thereafter through their experience as a boarder at a leading school. As importantly, we work with the parents and families of participating boys and girls to help them understand and engage with both the preparation phase and the experience of boarding.

Schools, community learning centres and parents can refer a child to the programme.

For more details contact Anne Collard at