Newark Students Participate In Month-Long College And Career Exploration Camp

Summer enrichment program helps students develop a variety of 21st century technology and software skills

[Newark, NJ - August 2, 2016] Over 60 eighth grade students from Newark are participating in the Marion Bolden Student Center (MBSC) College and Career Exploration Camp this summer. The 21st century summer enrichment program is designed to help students develop the skills needed to be college and career ready and is hosted by the Newark Public Schools’ (NPS) Office of Expanded Learning Time (ELT), in partnership with Gadget Software, the Newark Chess Club and Newark Summer Plus.

“I am proud of and inspired by the ownership that Newark students are taking in their learning at the College and Career Exploration Camp this summer,” said Superintendent Christopher D. Cerf of NPS. “Summer is an ideal time for students to advance their learning through real-world enrichment opportunities, and I’m grateful that our students have access to this excellent program that will allow them to further develop the necessary skills to be successful in this increasingly global economy.”

The MBSC College and Career Exploration Camp is a project-based learning program in which students utilize the various technology and software skills they are learning to create a final project. The month-long program is in its first year and exposes students to a wide-range of learning opportunities related to web design, podcasting, mobile app creation, video editing, graphic design and dance choreography. The camp is being held at the Dr. Marion A. Bolden Student Center until August 5th.