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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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November NOYN Report

Read “LEAD at a Glance” to get a quick sense of what’s happening within the network. See photos from our Mommy and Me event and read about the successful Happy Hour for Men of Color who Teach in Newark event. Members of the Newark Opportunity Youth Network recently attended the Opportunity Youth Forum in Aspen, Colorado. […]

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Stronger together

Happy Hour brings together more than 100 men of color who teach in Newark   Newark, New Jersey —  My Brother’s Keeper Newark, an initiative of the Opportunity Youth Network, partnered with the Chad School Foundation and Newark Trust for Education to host the second annual Happy Hour for Men of Color who Teach in […]

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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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Student Spotlight: Naysha

Naysha is strikingly honest when you talk to her. Where some people would gloss over their blemishes, Naysha proudly owns her truth. Pregnant at 15. Held back two years. Homeless teen. “I’ve been through a lot but I don’t regret anything that I’ve been through because it has made me the person that I am,” […]

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