Help us raise $2,000 to support our youth being served by STRIVE’s Right Track Enrichment (RTE) Program!!
STRIVE is a not-for-profit organization geared towards adolescent development serving youth, emerging adults, and families throughout the State of New Jersey. In fact, over 900 at-risk youth and families in Essex and Union Counties of New Jersey have come to receive academic support, job preparation and placement, career exploration, and life and social skill development from STRIVE.
STRIVE’s RTE program is an individualized vocational development and job placement program in the community with services extended to Newark residents.
Did you know:
- According to the 2010 census, 25.4% of families residing in Newark earn less than $25,000 annually (www.census.gov)?
- Census data also reflects that several youth ages 15 to 19 years have parents and guardians that are often unemployed or underemployed?
- A high percentage of Newark residents ages 18-24 years do not have a H.S. diploma or GED (29%)?
- 7-19% of youth ages 16-24 years are not enrolled in school and are not working?
Ultimately, these issues contribute to the need for more vocational and employment training for Newark residents.
We are counting on your support! Thank you for aiding our efforts to increase the employability and college success rates of adolescents and emerging adults living in inner-city communities!!!
Amount Raised: $74