The Next Gen USA Leadership Foundation Urban Promise Program provides a progressive pathway of opportunity for youth participants in Atlantic City Public Schools to access and engage in educational services that inspire, enrich and educate through hands-on learning. The program aims to teach life skills, conflict resolution strategies and help students embrace the importance of leadership in academic and athletic settings.
Saturday's event was the first engagement of students, teachers and family members, together from several pilot elementary schools, to play soccer, participate in character education and leadership training and learn more about healthy habits activities from an expert panel of coaches and educators. Students and their families also learned new information related to personal health, wellness, nutrition and the importance of regular physical activity from AtlantiCare healthcare professionals.
Urban Promise Programming in Atlantic City equates to hands-on, learning by doing.