Thank you for visiting our fundraising page, and for supporting our school! Our team is fundraising for the Race Judicata Event taking place on April 18th, 2015. We are representing the Enrichment and College & Career Offices at SLJ. Our Team name is inspired by a hashtag one of our star students came up with - #scholarlife - because all students at SLJ are scholars.
Race Judicata is a 5K run/walk held annually in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, hosted by the Student Bar Association of Brooklyn Law School. All proceeds from the race are donated to the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice, in memory of the late BLS Professor Barry Zaretsky.
SLJ is a public high school that serves a population of at-risk, low-income students of color—70% of them live at or below the poverty line, and 75% will be the first in their family to go to college. SLJ does not screen its students, meaning that it accepts incoming 9th graders irrespective of academic ability, and through its three pillars of education—intensive academic instruction, robust enrichment offerings woven into the curriculum, and individualized college preparatory support—gives them the tools to create a brighter future for themselves. Most students arrive in 9th grade with a 4th or 5th grade reading level, but by 11th grade more than 85% pass the English Regents with a 75 or better. Last year, SLJ’s graduation rate was 96% compared to a citywide average of 73%, and 87% of SLJ’s 2013 graduates remain in college 18 months after graduation. Brooklyn Law School has partnered with SLJ since its inception, and we are committed to helping raise funds to deliver the enrichment programming and college and career services that the school would not otherwise have the resources to provide.
TO DONATE: Click DONATE on this page, and give any amount, large or small, to support our team and our school. All donations to all teams will go to support academic, college prep, and enrichment programs at SLJ.
INFO ABOUT THE RACE: Race Judicata 2015 will take on Saturday, April 18 in Prospect Park (entrance at Bartel-Pritchard Square). Registration and check-in will begin at 10:00 am, and the race will begin at 11:00 am. All are welcome to run, walk, or cheer. More information can be found at: http://www.brooklaw.edu/en/alumniandfriends/attendanevent/racejudicata
For further information or to get help creating a fundraiser, donating to a team, or registering to run/walk, please contact Carrie Angoff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-834-6716.