The coming month is an exciting time at Isles Youth Institute. For many of our students and their families, they are realizing a dream that seemed unattainable. The commencement ceremony is a time for loved ones to celebrate students’ monumental accomplishments. Many of our students have faced unimaginable barriers; however, due to their resilience, determination and focus, they persevered.
During the summer, our students and alumni work! We continue to collaborate with The Morven Museum of Princeton and a host of local business to provide students with internship opportunities. Students use their leadership and career readiness skills to navigate, for many, what will be their very first work experience.
In addition, to prevent knowledge and skills loss over the summer, we have created a space for students to focus on academics for at least an hour every day. This approach to summer engagement has proven extremely successful for all students.
At IYI, we help young people realize their "dreams deferred" and build leaders who are equipped to fight against social injustices. To that end, we’re excited to update you on our Leadership Academy’s new partnership with the New Jersey Social Justice Institute. Read about it below, and let us know what you think.
Have an amazing summer!
Managing Director, Isles Youth Institute