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NOYN Statement of Solidarity and Call to Action

Having served thousands of NJ’s most promising youth and young adults, and having witnessed their limitless capacity to reimagine and reshape our world, Newark OYN is committed to using our platform…


Local COVID-19 Resources

You're never alone when you're a part of a community. Check out this list below to find resources, information and emotional support during this trying time. Check this list regularly for more…


Parents Empowered

LEAD to host 2020 Parents Empowered series Newark, New Jersey -- LEAD Charter School was recently selected as one of five host sites for the Spring 2020 "Parents Empowered: Building Your Family’s…


Money and mindfulness

LEAD joins inaugural Meditation Mentor training program Newark, New Jersey -- Laila Shipman, a student at LEAD Charter School,  wanted to change her attitude.  “I was stressing a lot and anybody I…


SAT Testing canceled at LEAD

Due to the CDC's recommendation for social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, LEAD will no longer be a host site for this Saturday's administration of the SAT. Check out collegeboard.org…


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response and Updates

UPDATE: May 29, 2020 Newark Opportunity Youth Network (NOYN) and LEAD Charter School have updated its Emergency Planning and Resources in response to COVID-19. UPDATE: March 26, 2020 Communication…


Welcome to Trimester 2!

It's officially the start of Trimester 2, and more than 70 LEAD students are making significant strides toward securing certifications in their chosen CTE career paths - Construction, Allied Health…


LEAD students join Rutgers’ dual enrollment program for the second year

LEAD students Aicha Sacko, Shanelle Gordon, Rahiem Maldonado and Jenee Cordis pose together with their Rutgers hoodies at the LEAD celebration. For the second year, LEAD Charter School has four…


LEADers stand and deliver

  LEAD student Shanelle Gordan earned the top prize Wednesday, at the second annual PGIM Public Speaking event, the culmination of a week-long exercise in public speaking. Communications skills…