Newark’s Pathways to College Students to Attend Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic

After-school program’s Scholars invited to event in association with actor and producer Michael B. Jordan

Students participating in Pathways to College at Newark’s six comprehensive high schools are looking forward to attending the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic, an inaugural event in partnership with actor and producer Michael B. Jordan. The double-header HBCU (historically Black college and university) basketball game will take place on Saturday, Dec. 18, at Prudential Center. The students’ teachers will serve as chaperones.

The event is just one perk of participating in Pathways to College, a 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 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.

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Contact: Alyssa Alston, Director of Communications | 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.