Location #1

Education and Childcare

Student Training and Enrichment Program for Urban Progress (STEP UP)

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.

Community Awareness
Classroom activities that focus on leadership development and character education are combined with community service.
Case Management
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

Training Site
Academy for Urban Leadership Charter High School

More Information
Contact: Natasha James-Waldon, Director of Educational Services, (848) 203-3742 option 5, or njw@jrfnj.org

New Jersey Department of Children & Families, Division of Prevention and Community Partnerships