I AM BECAUSE WE ARE: Eagle Academy Newark
EVENT DATE: Apr 01, 2014
DEADLINE TO GIVE: May 17, 2014
I AM BECAUSE WE ARE
The young men of Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark are the product of each and every one of us. Everything that THEY will become is directly related to everything that WE expose them to. That is why we need your help with our first grassroots fundraising campaign designed to "Harness the power of social media to provide our scholars with extended learning opportunities." These opportunities take our Eagle Scholars beyond their normal acadmic regimen and open their minds to all the world has to offer.
In our first two years, we've already exposed our students to ringing the closing bell at NASDAQ (now a yearly event!) with our partner Mentoring USA and spending a powerful leadership weekend at United States Military Academy at West Point. We've also launched and expanded our squash, chess, and wrestling, basketball and baseball teams. In addition, in 2014 we launched our Eagle Comic Book Academy with 12Comics. Our first student created comic books will be published this spring. As our school expands, there is so much more we can offer but we can not do it without people who care.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- DONATE - This is truly a grassroots effort, so no amount is too small or too large. We'd be just as happy if 100,000 people gave $1 as we would if one person gave $100K.
- JOIN ONE OF OUR FUNDRAISING TEAMS - Our school is split into 4 houses named after some great people in our history. (Muhammad Ali, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, Roberto Clemente, Nelson Mandela) The house that raises the most money will enjoy a wonderful end of the year activity. Join one of the houses and commit to helping them raise money during the campaign.
- SPREAD THE WORD - Even if you can't join a team, spread the word. Direct people to our fundraising page or Facebook page. We need more people to know about what we're doing in our community.
If you've taken the time to at least visit our page, we thank you for your time. Now, we hope you'll take one more step and join us in becoming the change we seek in our community.
SOCIAL MEDIATHON CELEBRATION
On May 17, we will be hosting our SOCIAL MEDIATHON celebration! It will be the last opportunity to raise money for this campaign. There will be music, food and plenty of prizes! For every $10 you raise (minimum $100) you will be given a raffle ticket that you can use to try and win some wonderful prizes like tablets, laptops, game consoles, smartphones, gift cards, gift baskets and much more!!!! The more money you help us raise, the more chances you have to win!!!!
More info to come but hopefully you can come celebrate with us.
Be the change you want to see in the world. Support Eagle Newark.
ABOUT EAGLE ACADEMY FOR YOUNG MEN OF NEWARK
The Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark is the first all-male public school in the state of New Jersey. The mission of the Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark (Eagle Academy Newark) is to promote academic excellence and character development in a single-sex community for young men through a rigorous, college preparatory middle and high school curriculum.Eagle Academy Newark is a collaboration between the Eagle Academy Foundation and Newark Public Schools.
For More Info About the Eagle Academy:
Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark Facebook Page
Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark Twitter
Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark Website
Eagle Academy Foundation Website