The primary goal of the 21st CCLC Program is to supplement the education of children who attend low–performing schools and live in high–poverty areas with academic, artistic, and cultural enrichment during out–of–school time hours, so that they may attain the skills necessary to meet state core curriculum content standards. In addition, the centers must offer literacy and other educational services to the families of the participating students.
A Better Chance seeks to substantially increase the number of well–educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. This is done by facilitating their entry into independent college preparatory schools. Through its network of member schools, A Better Chance is able to leverage an estimated $20+ million per year in financial aid for talented, economically disadvantaged youth of color. More than 96% of A Better Chance's graduates go on to college directly after high school, a majority entering our country's most selective colleges.
Art in Motion, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization focused on helping youths explore their passion for the arts. AIM Inc. serves inner-city youth ages 4–17, their families, and their communities. Our mission is to help inner-city youth build character through the exploration of the arts, leadership, and community service. Currently, we provide programs in: Arts & Literacy; Dance & Theater; and Urban Arts, such as DJ'ing & Breakdancing. At AIM Inc., we hope to provide additional programs in the arts as our organization grows.
Arts to Grow is a non-profit arts education organization partnering with New York City metro area public schools and community-based organizations, bringing performing, visual and literary arts classes to inner-city students between the ages of 5 and 18. Our programs offer young people an in-depth, hands-on opportunity to work in small groups with a professional teaching artist. Children create original artwork during classes that meet 1–2 hours per session for eight weeks to a year, during and after school, on weekends, and throughout the summer. Arts to Grow’s programs are offered free to kids and take place right in their own neighborhoods.
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow, all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence. Our Clubs serve millions of boys and girls, with thousands of Clubs at locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Program areas include: Education & Career Programs; Character & Leadership Programs; Health & Life Skills; The Arts Programs; Sports, Fitness, and Recreation; and Specialized Programs.
The Center for Pre–College Programs at New Jersey Institute of Technology gives pre–college students the chance to explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and to experience the relationship between these subjects and their applications to everyday life. Students experience a genuine college classroom environment, with tough courses to challenge their young minds.
The Enrichment Program at Dwight–Englewood School is a series of free selective workshops for students in Grades 3 through 6 that offers the opportunity to excel in specialized areas with equally motivated peers. In the academic program, our young scholars experiment with creating and programming robots, developing confidence and a presence on the stage, or organizing and presenting a convincing argument based on evidence. The athletic program is facilitated by coaches from the Dwight–Englewood Middle & Upper Schools’ Athletic Department, who represent a scholar athlete ideal and exercise both mind and body amidst skill–building and strengthening.
The Garden State Girls STEM Collaborative Project brings together organizations throughout the state of New Jersey that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Girls Incorporated of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey provides programs to help all girls develop the skills and tools to become women who are strong, smart, and bold. Our research–based and developmentally appropriate programs empower girls to think critically about situations, and to use problem solving techniques to produce the best outcomes for themselves and their communities. Our programs address every area of a girl's life.
Goodwill's Youth programs serve more than 12,000 children and families annually. Youth Programs incorporate both academic and recreational enrichment activities to ensure a positive learning experience designed to help young people reach their personal and academic goals. We provide a myriad of activities, which include: tutoring; homework help; math and science enrichment; sports; the arts; and educational trips. For older youths, internships and on-the-job experiences, along with the connection to caring adult mentors, empowers and helps them transition successfully from school to the workforce.
The Horizons National Student Enrichment Program is an organization that links independent schools with nearby public schools in their communities. Each summer, Horizons offers a six–week academic, cultural, and recreational enrichment program to at–risk students from a diverse, low–income population. Our students are in grades K–8 and live primarily in the Red Bank, NJ area.
The mission of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation is to motivate and empower children living in low–income communities to reach their education and career potential by providing a long–term program of academic support, mentoring, enrichment, and tuition assistance for higher education.
Jumpstart’s research–based, cost–effective program trains college students and community volunteers to serve preschool–age children in low–income neighborhoods. Through our proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on the path for lifelong success.
As an organization that is dedicated to serving its community, an important component of Mercer County Community College's mission is to offer a program of cultural activities that contributes to the cultural and aesthetic life of the community. MCCC offers: summer camps, pre–college programs, and sports leagues.
Established in 1981, Montclair State University's Gifted & Talented program provides engaging courses designed to meet the unique intellectual and social needs of high-ability students. Gifted students in grades K–11 have an opportunity to enroll in courses delivered over nine weekends in the fall and spring, as well as a six-week summer camp.
Welcome to New City Kids, a non-profit in Jersey City, NJ. Our mission is “Loving kids for change to create a community of academic, leadership, musical, and spiritual development.” At New City, 50+ teens are trained to lead two after school centers, a summer camp, and a sailing school. While each of these teen-led programs are carefully structured to bring academic, musical, leadership, and spiritual development to elementary age children, the act of leading them brings a whole different level of transformation to the teens.
NJ SEEDS identifies and selects scholars at three different points along their educational trajectory and has developed three distinct academic programs to meet their needs. Each program – Scholars, Young Scholars, and College Preparatory – is designed to rapidly build the critical thinking skills and knowledge base that will allow students to thrive in far more challenging school environments than those from which they come.
TRUE (TRUE Relationships Unearth Excellence) Mentors is a one-to-one mentoring program in Hoboken, NJ. We match children ages 7–17 with a caring adult mentor, who helps them unearth their potential through relationships. TRUE Mentors offers classes and programs to explore new ideas and grow.
The Union City Music Project (UCMP) is a child development non-profit organization that uses music as a vehicle for social change by providing students with intensive after-school orchestral instruction, mentoring, and academic tutoring. It is based on El Sistema, the Venezuelan music education model that has a 39-year history of helping children and their families foster a sense of ambition and achievement.
The Urban League of Essex County (ULEC) is a non-profit organization with a proven track record for responsible community building and development. Our mission is to assist disadvantaged urban residents in the achievement of social and economic self-sufficiency. Our vision is social and educational equality for our youth, economic self-sufficiency for adults, safe communities and neighborhoods, civic involvement and responsibility, and racial inclusion.
Empowering residents and improving the quality of life in urban communities is the mission of the ULHC, and we're "making it happen in Hudson County" by working in partnership with community groups and government and corporate sponsors. With a dedicated staff of professionals, the Urban League provides services in the areas of: education; mentorship; economic development; job placement; childcare; family counseling; and programs for seniors. The Education and Youth Development Department works to improve life outcomes and educational opportunity for Hudson County youths through afterschool programs, academic achievement initiatives, mentoring programs, and youth leadership development opportunities.
UrbanPromise is dedicated to enriching and empowering young people in Trenton with free afterschool programs and summer camps. Our mission is to equip Trenton's children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership.
The Women in Engineering and Technology Initiative–FEMME Program is a five–week program designed to provide post–fourth through post–eighth grade girls with opportunities to enhance their mathematics, science, and technological academic achievement, develop problem–solving and critical thinking skills, and promote self–esteem and self–confidence.
Young Scholars’ Institute is a non–profit learning center that provides educational, cultural, and recreational activities for students in grades K–12. Through programs such as one–to–one tutoring, SAT preparatory courses, enrichment classes, college tours, and college admissions workshops, YSI strengthens the basic skills necessary for our students to excel academically and to pursue higher education opportunities.