LEAD Charter School selected to pilot national drug intervention program

Newark, New Jersey — LEAD Charter School of Newark was selected as one of 50 schools to pilot  the new “Real Talk” SBIRT national initiative, sponsored by YouthBuild USA in conjunction with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.  SBIRT — or Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment — is an established evidence-based approach to drug […]

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OYN to lead Newark’s Opportunity Youth Forum delegation

Aspen, Colorado — Newark was recently added to the list of Aspen Institutes’ Opportunity Youth Forum (OYF) communities. As a newly designated OYF city, a team of Newark leaders is convening at the Aspen Meadows Resort in Aspen, Colorado to create solutions and strategies centered on career readiness and workforce training throughout Newark.  “As the […]

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October NOYN Report

October’s NOYN Report is a snapshot into the LEAD community, a community in action. Read LEAD at a Glance to get a quick sense of what’s  happening within the network. The Student Spotlight section highlights current and former students who embody the spirit of LEAD. This month’s spotlight focuses on one of our brightest alums, […]

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PGIM Engagement Youth Empowerment Series: Dining & Public Etiquette

On Wednesday, March 16th we hosted session five of the PGIM Engagement Youth Empowerment Series (Y.E.S).  This session was organized to allow students the opportunity to sit at a formal dining setting and to learn how to conduct themselves professionally while dining and socializing. The event also served as a celebration and discussion for the […]

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Pru Day

Prudential Day (Pru Day) is part of an annual celebration. Lead by the Prudential Team, it usually takes place over the course of one week in October. Pru Day, held on November 2nd was the third of a series of engagement events between Prudential and OYN. In October, OYN and Prudential came together for an […]

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