When a student’s high-risk behavior puts his or her education in jeopardy, Step Up intervenes with solutions. The program trains students as peer mediators who can resolve conflicts among fellow students. Also, the program director provides case management for repeat offenders and mandates community service projects.
Classroom activities that focus on leadership development and character education are combined with community service.
Participants’ social and academic progress is monitored with one-on-one counseling and evaluations.
Culturally diverse field trips expand participants’ experience and social awareness.
Students at Perth Amboy Academy for Urban Leadership Charter High School, ages 14 to 18
Academy for Urban Leadership
Contact: Program Coordinator Mallelyne Peralta, (848)203-3742 option 5, or Mallelyne.Peralta@jrfnj.org
New Jersey Department of Children & Families, Division of Prevention and Community Partnerships