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School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University in Newark Hosts Aspiring Leaders Summit for High School Students
All media are invited to cover this event.
This event is not free to the public. To attend, all prospective participants must apply and be accepted.
The 2010 New Jersey Aspiring Leaders Summit is a nonpartisan leadership and public service program for 40 New Jersey, high school students who will be rising seniors this summer. Through a series of workshops focusing on leadership, community development, global citizenship, and social entrepreneurship, the Aspiring Leaders Summit will help young people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to participate as effective citizens in a democracy and acquire leadership and community service experience.
Over the course of one week, program participants will learn to work with a diverse group of their peers and examine the role of leadership in their educational and career objectives. They also will explore the possibility of attending Rutgers University and learn about the college application process as well as scholarship and other financial aid opportunities. Moreover, participants will receive one undergraduate academic credit from the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University in Newark (SPAA).
Kyle Farmbry, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of Undergraduate Programs at SPAA, is the program organizer.
Sunday, July 11 through Saturday, July 16
Rutgers University in Newark
School of Public Affairs and Administration
111 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(All participants will reside in on-campus housing during their time in the program.)
The cost is $1,500 per student. A few scholarships are available to help defray the cost.
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School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University in Newark
Contact Kyle Farmbry at 973-353-3980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration
Founded in 2006, SPAA is the first new school established at Rutgers University in more than 20 years. SPAA’s mission encompasses competence, diversity, knowledge and service, and the school equips future leaders and educators with the tools necessary to efficiently and effectively deliver government services. It is the only such school at a public university in New Jersey. SPAA enhances New Jersey’s capacity to develop more effective government at all levels, offering degree and non-degree programs, research and technical assistance to make government more transparent to citizens. The school’s most recent initiatives include a national network on performance measurement and reporting, a municipal public performance measurement system, and the development of the E-Governance Institute. For more information about the school, visit http://spaa.newark.rutgers.edu.