This month, the New Jersey School Boards Association will partner with Students in Action of NJ, a leadership development program for youth, coordinated as part of the New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Awards for Public Service. The program includes a structured curriculum and conferences for high school students, with an awards program that recognizes outstanding service by students.
Students in Action of NJ is hosting high school students at two upcoming “skill building” conferences this month at Rowan University and at Rutgers University’s Newark Campus. NJSBA will be conducting workshops on Effective Leadership at both conferences.
The programs include:
- Thursday, Jan. 12: South Jersey schools
Rowan University, Glassboro Campus, Chamberlain Student Center, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Friday, Jan. 20: North Jersey schools
Rutgers University, Newark Campus, Robeson Student Center, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
All New Jersey high schools are invited to participate and may bring up to 25 attendees. There is no cost to attend, and the Educational Leadership Foundation of NJ is sponsoring lunch for the attendees.
If you’d like to bring a student group to the conference, contact Karen Hatcher, director of Students in Action of NJ, at (732) 339-8178 or via her email. Registration for the Jan. 12 event closes Friday, Jan. 6. Registration for the Jan. 20 event closes Friday, Jan. 13.
Students in Action of NJ is open to all high schools in New Jersey and is sponsored by PNC, Verizon, PSE&G, and Becton, Dickinson and Company. SIA of NJ and the NJ Governor’s Jefferson Awards are coordinated by The Community Foundation of NJ, The Star-Ledger/NJ.com and The NJ Governor’s Office on Volunteerism.