Newark residents entering their freshman year at a four-year college or university can sign up for a series of pre-college preparation sessions and get a $250 stipend upon completion of the program.
The Newark College Freshman Institute, now in its fifth year, will offer professional and personal development workshops, special guest speakers, and face time with leaders from across the worlds of education, business, and the civic sector during all-day sessions from August 8 through August 11.
In previous years, the workshops have included instruction on résumé writing, financial literacy, social media etiquette, networking, and career planning. The program is an initiative of the Newark City of Learning Collaborative, whose goal is to have 25 percent of Newark residents holding a post-secondary degree by the year 2025. Programming for the four-day series is meant to provide new college students the tools to be thoughtful about their curriculum choices as they embark on their college careers.