BENEFITING: Dr Lena Edwards Charter School
EVENT DATE: Nov 29, 2016
Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School is an elementary charter school educating students in grades K-8 in Jersey City, New Jersey. The mission of our fundraiser is to provide children with a high quality after school program. As schools struggle to meet federal achievement standards, after-school programs are also increasingly viewed as a potential source of academic support for youth at risk of school failure – a group that includes disproportionately large numbers of economically disadvantaged and ethnic minority youth. Our hope is for youth advocates , friends and supporters of after-school programs and children everywhere can partially compensate for the inequities that plague our nation’s schools and play a role in efforts to narrow gaps in achievement between more and less advantaged students.