Raised
$12,226.01
Progress
Goal
$10,000

 

The issue is poverty; it is a grinding, corrosive poverty. These students living in Newark, New Jersey live with this feeling of vulnerability be­cause they are so poor. Many come from poverty-scarred homes. That can mean, in some cases, students who literally live out of the family's car. One student was forced with her mother to find shelter beneath a high­way overpass after an eviction. These kids don’t even get a chance to dream, much less have a dream. But you can help us change that! Any donation, big or small, will help us give our students the Keys For Success!

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$25 Donation

Recieve a personalized thank you note 

from a student.

$50 Donation

Receive a personaized thank you note

from a student and a photograph

signed by a student.

$100 Donation

Recieve a personalized thank you note

from a student, a signed photograph

and a FriarWorks USB Wristband!

$400 Donation

When you sponsor for one Chrombook,

you recieve a personalized thank you note

a signed photograph, a FriarWorks USB Wristband and a photo of the laptop being used once it arrives!

 

 
 

I AM A PERSON OF PROMISE

Christ the King students learn a mantra that they are told to repeat regularly: "I am a per­son of promise." The statement is recited in classes preparing students for their work assignments. It's a counter message to one that students hear regularly, that minority kids from Newark can't expect to amount to much. 'They have a broken-down sense of themselves," says Fr. Robert Sandoz. Christ the King students reflect the city's population. They live with this feeling of vulnerability be­cause they are so poor." Violence on a mean streets have had an impact on students; once a school van was shot at, in another instance a student was shot and killed in his family's apartment. When shots do ring out, students here have developed a finely-honed instinct to hit the ground.

 

THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

The “Digital Divide” is defined as the gap between the underprivileged members of society who do not have adequate access to technology, such as the internet or computers, and those who do. Factors that drive this gap are economic, social and educational inequalities as well cultural differences and geographic locations. For students in low-income school districts, insufficient access to technology can hinder them from learning the tech skills that are key for success in todays world. Computer skills are now a requirement for any college student. The Digital Divide not only inhibits students gaining education through a world of online resources but also limits their opportunities to develop basic skills like typing. Students who lack basic computer skills may not be able to enter college, even if they are accepted. The lack of college degrees results in more inequality issues in the workforce, so it is important to ensure that students with low socioeconomic status have equal access to utilize technology early in their education.

 

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