“LEAD Charter School impacted me in so many ways. This school opened my adult eyes and made me see how the world works. I now understand a lot more about myself and life. Before I enrolled into LEAD, I gave up on myself and what I could do. However, because of the consistency of the staff and teachers at LEAD, it showed me that there are people who care. I realized that there are people who love urban youth who are usually shunned. LEAD is the only school I know of who still offers help to the graduates and to the community. Because of LEAD, I am a better man.”

“This school opened up my adult eyes and just made me see how the world works. I now understand a lot more about myself and life.”

Buju is currently working part-time as an intern for the City of Newark in the Engineering Department. Buju was fortunate to land this job last summer and has been with this employer since. Buju aspire to continue to work in his city and give back to his community by making it a better environment. He wants students who have gone through similar experiences like him to understand not to quit on themselves and keep pushing through!