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CHAD AWARDS $60,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS AND NAMES DISTINGUISED HONOREES

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,

$10,000 scholarship:

  • Mariamu Olumbe  
  • Prince Abruquah  
  • Renee Onque  
  • Ryan Welch  
  • Sabbathina Agyei  
  • Tiiera Broxton   

Chad College Engagement

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 SUPPORTS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN THE CITY OF NEWARK

 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).