Building Community Wealth
One year after major civil unrest in the streets of Newark in 1967, one of the greatest testaments to community empowerment was established in 1968. That year, the Black Youth Organization, the forerunner of The Chad School began tutoring teenagers in history, science, and math at the Newark YMCA. W. Leon Moore and Clifton Carter, the founders of The Black Youth Organization (BYO) discovered that ...
The Chad School Foundation celebrates the life, legacy, and lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On March 8, 1965 in Selma, Alabama, Dr. King said, "A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true." Dr. King would travel to Newark days later in March 1968 to promote the Poor People’s Campaign, a movement to bring about economic justice for all Americans..
The Chad School Foundation is honored to partner with Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark to encourage academic success, community responsibility, and a positive sense of self.
The Chad School Foundation’s inaugural College Engagement Experience was held on Friday July 14, 2017 at the Foundation’s office. The purpose of this event was for staff to engage with the 2017 scholars with various activities such as talks with business professionals & entrepreneurs, a college panel, and a community service activity. The day incorporated team building and problem solving skills which were meant to build the new scholars and challenge their ways of thinking.
The Chad School Foundation hosted its 5th Annual Chad Scholars Awards Reception at Crystal Room in the Robert Treat Hotel on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. This year also marked Eric Stevenson’s first year as The Chad School Foundation’s Executive Director. Equally important to the Foundation’s legacy today are the 6 recipients of the Chad Scholarship Award who received $10,000 each toward their college education.
The Chad School Foundation partnered with Newark Public Schools to raise awareness about Pre-K enrollment. Newark residents will have access to on-site applications for FREE Pre-K programs in all five wards. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by October 1, 2017 to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year. Parents/Guardians should bring a government issued ID, proof of Newark residency, child's birth certificate, immunization records, current physical form, and proof of income (for Head Start eligibility).
Science Park High School
Mariamu Olumbe is a senior at Science Park High School where she is one of the captains of her track and field team, a member of the prom committee as well as a member of the Newark Student Leadership Union. She has worked and volunteered at Beth Israel Hospital in the maternity ward, specifically in the mother/baby unit, where she developed her interest in gynecology. Mariamu will receive her high school diploma from Science Park High School and will attend Howard University in the fall of 2017 as an undergraduate biology major
Weequahic High School
Prince Henry Abruquah is a senior at Weequahic High School, and will proudly be graduating as the class of 2017’s salutatorian. In the fall of 2017 he will be attending Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and will major in Biological Sciences-Cellular Biology. Prince is a member of the Student Council, Yearbook Committee, and the Film Club at Weequahic. He splits his time volunteering as an assistant to the Weequahic Alumni office, and at the Weequahic Branch Library. He aspires to become a Physician, establishing clinics in impoverished areas across the globe
Bard High School Early College
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Renee Onque is a senior at Bard High School Early College-Newark. She will be graduating as the Salutatorian for the class of 2017. She is the school-wide President, a member of the National Honors Society, and a Student Ambassador. She also participates in the BAO ASCEND program which is a program for young women and men that participate in community service for the Newark community. Renee hopes to become a Photo Journalist. After receiving her high school diploma and associate arts degree upon graduation, she will study Mass Communications with a minor in English at the Lincoln University of Pennyslvania
North Star Academy
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
Ryan Welch is a senior at North Star Academy College Preparatory High School Washington Park Campus. He is a member of the school’s National Honor Society chapter, where he helps other students in honor society plan events for the school such as Community Service Days and Pep Rallies. He has been a member of his track team since the founding of the team in his freshman year of high school. He is one of the captains on the team. After receiving his diploma from North Star, Ryan plans to attend New Jersey Institute of Technology in the fall, to major in Civil Engineering and or Computer Science.
University High School
Sabbathina Agyei will be graduating from University High School as the class valedictorian in June. She is the president of the future nurse's club, vice president of the national honor society, captain of the tennis team, and was nominated as the senior of the month. Sabbathina has also participated in community service activities such as, organizing a “penny for pasta” project to help people suffering from leukemia, helping students with one-on-one academic help, writing to sick people, donating socks to the elderly, and donating clothes to the homeless. Giving back to the community is her number one priority; therefore she plans to pursue a career which involves giving back to her community. Sabbathina will be attending Rutgers University, New Brunswick in the fall and plans to major in civil engineering. She hopes to become a civil engineer.
University High School
Tiiera Broxton is a senior at University High School where she is a member of the sister to sister mentoring club, band dance, tennis team, fashion club as well as Stand and Deliver. She has been actively participating in the Seton Hall Upward Bound program where she learns various things surrounding the STEM field. Tiiera would like to be a child psychologist. She will receive a high school diploma from University High School and will attend Rutgers University Newark in the fall. Tiiera does not aspire to leave her city, but rather plans to use her education to give back and motivate others.
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