Empowering Parents,
Students & Educators:

The Mission of the Abbott Leadership Institute at Rutgers University Newark is to develop
informed and effective education advocates for Newark Public Schools (NPS).

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APPLY FOR THE 2018-2019
New-Ark Leaders of Health Program


The Abbott Leadership Institute has empowered parents, students, educators and community advocates through information about public school reform, and knowledge of effective methods of family engagement in schools. Over the last 16 years, we have educated over 4,500 people through our classes, mostly Newark residents.

Through the Youth Media Symposium (YMS) we build student voice, leadership and media production skills; and promote civic engagement through classes and activities at Rutgers Newark. We have held ten successful yearlong sessions, and eleven intensive summer programs serving over 450 high school students. Learn more about YMS here.

We are excited to share our latest report

"Educate, Engage, Empower:
Strategies for Parent Engagement in School Reform,
from Lessons Learned in Extended Learning Time
and Parent Engagement in Newark".

English version


The Youth Media Symposium is seeking dynamic volunteers
for our College Success Centers throughout Newark, New Jersey.

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