On May 24, 2017, the Chad School Foundation hosted its Fifth Annual
Scholars Awards Reception at the Best Western Robert Treat Hotel - Crystal
Room, where it recognized six academically-gifted young people, honored one
of Newark’s most successful educators, named the Foundation’s first Chad Legacy and Alumni Award honorees, 2017 Public
Servant Award honoree, and the 2017 Corporate Citizen Award honoree . The 2017 Chad Scholars were each awarded a four-year,
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 the 2017 scholars with various activities such as talks with business professionals & entrepreneurs, a college panel, and a community service activity. Students begin the day by engaging in activities such as connecting stories, roses and thorns. This is an activity with the sole goal of connecting the mini-stories of multiple people in an interesting way. Each person must share at least one item that connects to the others’ mini-stories. Roses and Thorns is an activity that involves speaking about one positive and one negative occurrence from the past week.
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).