As entering freshmen, Buffalo Prep students receive nearly


in annual financial aid from 19 private, public, and charter high schools.

Four unique programs

We are not a school, but rather a dedicated organization that works with private, public, and charter high schools to help underrepresented youth take advantage of a first-rate college preparatory education. Since our founding in 1989, Buffalo Prep has been helping to close the access and opportunity gaps for Western New York kids who are bright and talented, but who lack the financial means to get where they should be. We serve over 600 students and alumni throughout our unique pipeline of programs, Middle School Prep, High School PrepCollege Prep & Rising to Distinction and Alumni Prep.

Building brighter futures

We nurture the dreamer, the leader, the activist, and the scholar in every student, while strengthening the diversity of our partner schools. More diverse schools and communities inspire students, faculty, and families to build healthy relationships that transcend racial, ethnic, and economic differences.

“Buffalo Prep helped me get an education inner city kids only dream about.”

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It costs Buffalo Prep approximately


to send one student through
all of its programs.

Unwavering community support

As an education nonprofit organization, Buffalo Prep does not charge tuition costs or receive government support. Therefore, community support is crucial to the success of our program. You can support Buffalo Prep in a number of ways, from donating and sponsorship opportunities to volunteering for our Mentor Me Program.

Become a part of it

Do you know a student who could benefit from Buffalo Prep? Whether you’re a teacher, a school counselor, a parent, or a friend from the community, we invite you to nominate a student and encourage that student to apply now.


of Buffalo Prep graduates
are accepted to college.