Visit The YE2S Center on YouTube to see videos we've captured as we have grown. Highlighted events from our history include the Let's Move! Newark campaign to end childhood obesity, the visit to the Newark YE2S Center from the White House Council for Community Solutions, and Rutgers T.E.E.M. Gateway summer programs.
It is with great pride in our students and alumni that we celebrate the accomplishments of our Project Rise students. On Monday, April 23, 2018, graduating students will be honored for earning their high school diploams at the Rutgers Business School in Newark.
In 2017, the high school equivalency training program in Newark has seen some of our greatest academic success rates to date. Despite increases in the difficulty of the test of high school equivalency in recent years, including the shift to an entirely computer-based exam, Rutgers T.E.E.M. Gateway students are proving their diligence to overcome obstacles and reach their goals. Since the inception of the Project Rise pilot program in Newark, now more than 100 students have earned their high school diploma during their time with us.
Learn more about Project Rise on our Facebook Page!
In the Newark Project Rise classroom, accomplished professionals in the fields from the business and real estate to social services are visiting to share encouragement with students along with the wealth of their knowledge.
Check out our featured speakers each month on the Newark Youth Success Center Facebook Page!
The Youth Success Center hosted our Job Fair for Youth and Young Adults on Friday, October 20th with 20 employers registered for the event and over 75 job seekers in attendance. This was our third successful Job Fair in the past twelve months and spanned two floors of the Isabell Miller Community Center in Camden, NJ. We are thankful for the participating and returning employers who make these events possible, and to our amazing team that planned the event, including Steven Hardwick II, and this year's Social Work interns, Naombi Starling, Liz King and Cionni Jones.
For more photos of the event, visit the Camden Youth Success Center Facebook Page!
The BIG3 Basketball Clinic with NBA stars Kenyon Martin and Andre Ownes was a HUGE hit with over 200 Camden youth who came out to practice their skills and shoot hoops with the best! This was an amazing opportunity to promote the values of education and wellness with guiding princples of passion, focus. and growth. Thank you to all the contributors, volunteers, and supporters who participated and donated, including the Hip Hop Union, the Juvenile Justice Commision, the City of Camden Municipal Drug Alliance, Cure4Camden, Powercorps, the Camden City Metro Police, and Rutgers University.
Check out more photos from the BIG3 Basketball Clinic at the Camden Youth Success Center Facebook Page!
On July 17, Garden Savings Federal Credit Union (GSFCU) in Parsippany raised over $16,000 at its 7th Annual Golf Outing to be donated to the Rutgers T.E.E.M. Gateway YE2S Center of Newark and the Children's Specialized Hospital of New Brunswick.
The outing was a great success with nearly one hundred credit union professionals and industry business partners attending. GSFCU's largest outing to date! Thank you to Garden Savings and to all of those who donated to continue serving the youth of Newark.
Read the article from Parsippany Focus here.