Mission: Through unique educational programs and creative initiatives, Celebrate NJ! promotes the best of New Jersey for generations to come,
Results: More than 40,000 children in New Jersey have participated in our school programs to date. Hundreds of thousands of NJ residents have been exposed to Celebrate NJ! promotional initiatives (365 Reasons to Celebrate NJ! contest, poster contests, etc.)
Target demographics: New Jersey students ages 9 through 14, and their families and teachers.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Each year approximately 10,000 students participate in the Celebrate NJ! programs.
Geographic areas served: New Jersey
Programs: 4th Grade New Jersey Studies Writing Contest
STEP (Science Technology & Environment Program for Middle Schools
The Classroom Connection (pen pal program for Grades 3-5)
This is a fabulous program that promotes the study of our great state through research, writing, and corresponding. My students have gained so much knowledge about and pride in the state of New Jersey by participating in the writing contest. Which is a research and writing project about a student chosen aspect of New Jersey. We are also enhancing our writing skills and enriching our appreciation for New Jersey by participating in the Celebrate New Jersey pen pal program. Both of these programs are very meaningful to the students and thus give them a purpose to strive to reach their highest capability.