Upcoming Parent Conference Features College Access Opportunity for Newark’s Comprehensive High School Students

Nefertari Nkenge to present session about Pathways to College at Newark’s Title I Parent Conference

Newark’s high school parents will have the opportunity to learn about Pathways to College during the 35th Annual Title I Parent Conference presented by the Newark Board of Education on Saturday, Dec. 4. The conference will run from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

From 12:35 to 1:15 p.m., Nefertari Nkenge, national program director for Pathways to College, will lead a session about the unique after-school program that helps African American and other students of color develop the critical thinking skills and habits of mind for success in college and in life. Students in grades 9 through 11 at Newark’s six comprehensive high schools (Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M., Central, East Side, Malcolm X Shabazz, Weequahic and West Side) are welcome to apply for the program.

Program hallmarks include a 100% college acceptance rate for graduating Scholars and a caring environment created by outstanding teachers. Students are selected based on potential, not necessarily prior performance.

Pathways to College has enjoyed a long and successful partnership with Newark Public Schools, which is a model site for collaboration with other school districts. Superintendent Roger León included Pathways to College as part of the Newark Board of Education’s 10-year strategic plan.

Online registration is available for the 35th Annual Title I Parent Conference. Parents may create an account to register, and the first 500 registrants may also claim a “swag bag.”

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Contact: Alyssa Alston, Director of Communications | communications@pathwaystocollege.org | 202-924-1691

Pathways to College is an after-school program providing information, guidance and support to help African American and other students of color become the best high school students, college applicants and college students they can be. Although we welcome all students of color, we focus on under-served African American high school students, whose potential has been marginalized for generations.