People's Prep prepares all of our students to graduate from the college of their choice as informed, involved and resilient citizens.

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Profiles

Our 2016 seniors had a
4-year graduation rate significantly higher than the city and state in 2015.
Newark 69.6%
NewJersey 89.7%
People's Prep 94.5%

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Our Core Values

grit

Grit

We never give up

empathy

Empathy

We give more to get more

achievement

Achievement

We focus on results

humility

Humility

We are grateful for our oppotunities

curiosity

Curiosity

We are eager to learn

enthusiasm

Enthusiasm

We embrace our mistakes

STATISTICS

We are accomplishing great things

94.5

%

94.5 Complete

Percentage of this year’s seniors graduated

90

%

90% Complete

Percentage of students who were accepted into 2 or 4 colleges

95

%

95% Complete

Percentage of People’s Prep students will be the first generation college graduates in their family


WHO ARE WE?

(by the numbers)

408

Enrollment

9-12

Grades Served

92

%

92% Complete

Percentage of students eligible for free/reduced meals

22

%

22% Complete

Percentage of students with disabilities

95

%

95% Complete

Percentage of students who will be first generation college graduates

100

%

100% Complete

Percentage of students of color

And we’re only just starting to realize our full mission

We prepare all of our students to graduate from the college of their choice as informed, involved, and resilient citizens.

OUR STORIES

In 2015 more than 90% of our first-ever graduating class, the class of 2019 (named for the year they will graduate from college), was accepted to college. This includes schools like Howard, Morehouse, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. Michael's, Temple, The College of St. Elizabeth, and UMass Boston. While there is much to be proud of, there is still much more to be done.

EVENT

Third Annual People's Prep Student Art Show: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at ValleyArts

Be inspired by the incredible artistic talents of our students. Featuring handcrafted, unique canvas paintings and creations, join us for this spectacular evening highlighting students' works of art.
Doors open at 6:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served.
We hope to see you there!

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ACHIEVEMENT

After my dad died, my mentors were key to my academic success - are growing up.

Kashawn Griffin, recent People's Prep graduate and currently a sophomore at Fairleigh Dickinson University, shares his personal story about growing up in Newark, NJ and the impact of mentors.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

Programs help Newark students envision themselves in college

Only 19 percent of people living in Newark have a college degree. That's 26 percent less than the average in the state. Learn more about how People's Prep is working to change the numbers.

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Get Involved

How you can help:

WITH YOUR TIME


  • Mentor a student

  • Share your career experience

  • Help students with college essays and applications

  • Advise on extra curricular activities (Lead a master class in sports, art, music)

  • Offer summer internships at your workplace

  • Volunteer on campus

  • Host a fundraising event

WITH YOUR DONATION


  • $50

    Student uniform set


  • $100

    College workshops


  • $250

    College application fees


  • $500

    Student - athlete development


  • $800

    9th grade college trips (whole grade)


  • $850

    Summer bridge program to help college enrollment


  • $1000

    College tuition gap funding (not covered by financial aid/scholarships)


  • $1500

    ACT/SAT testing preparation


  • $2500

    Summer internship stipends (8 week summer cost)


  • $3000

    New teacher professional development and teacher leadership training


  • Costs are per student per year unless indicated otherwise

Reach out today:

For more information on how to get involved please contact:

Meghan Wood, Director of Development

mwood@peoplesprep.org

(973) 718-2059

Save the Dates:

Join us to celebrate

College Acceptance Night

Wednesday, June 6

Third Annual People's Prep Art Show

Thursday, June 21

2022 Graduation

Thursday, June 28