YBN Back-to-School Giveaway

YouthBuild Newark’s (YBN) graduating Class of 2013 will host a bookbag giveaway for students attending the Alexander Street School/Alexander Annex. The giveaway will take place on September 18, 2013 at 43 Alexander Street in Newark, New Jersey during “Back to School” Night from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

As an AmeriCorps program, YBN encourages its students to positively engage with and invest in their communities by performing meaningful service projects. Through these projects, students enhance their learning, become leaders, and develop soft skills that are vital to employment attainment. YBN AmeriCorps members are committed to education and the community. As such, YBN students are excited to invest in the next generation by organizing a giveaway that will encourage excitement for the new school year.

With many young adults entering the YBN program without their high school diploma, this drive offers students an opportunity to support Newark youth at the early stages of their educational journey. “Having our Independent Living Program on Alexander Street as well as having developed units of affordable housing in this area, we are very happy to have an opportunity to continue to positively impact the Alexander Street community,” said YBN Program Director Darrell Price.

To complement YouthBuild Newark’s efforts, the Vailsburg Branch of the Newark Public Library (located on Alexander Street) will be on hand to help students sign up for library cards.

Update: The giveaway was a success! Check out our photos below.

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Trio of KidsYBN Students and StafferYBN Student with Book Bag YBN Students Helping Out Young Lady with Pink Book Bag Young man with pink book bag Young Man with book bag Young Lady with Purple Book Bag