The Newark Board of Education’s Pre-College Fair has returned to in-person! On November 9, 2022, Principal Terri V. Mitchell of Central High School, welcomed Director Mary Leigh Harvey and the Office of Student Life (OSL), to host the NBOE district pre-college fair for parents and students. From NJIT’s Upward Bound program to Big Brothers Big Sisters, there was an abundance of community and collegiate partners present to provide students and parents an opportunity to connect with local organizations and agencies about enrichment and support in areas of academics, leadership skills, mentoring and post-high school planning.
Students walked away feeling enlightened and parents appreciated the opportunity to learn about the extensive catalog of programs in which the city of Newark has to offer. According to Ms. White, Supervisor in OSL, a parent approached her and stated, “This is fabulous. There is so much opportunity here, and all for free!” Most local colleges and universities located in the city of Newark participated in the fair, in addition to the Urban League and SEEDs programs for a total of 18 college/university programs, community agencies and partners.