Press Releases

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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Opportunity Youth Network, YouthBuild Newark Launch NJ’s First Charter School for Alternative Education

After over 13 years of providing comprehensive education and workforce training to opportunity youth, YouthBuild Newark (YBN) has partnered with the Opportunity Youth Network (OYN) to launch LEAD Charter School (LEAD), New Jersey’s first alternative education charter school. According to data from Newark Public Schools, there are roughly 7,000 Newark youth between the ages 16­24 […]

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