Newark Mayor Cory Booker Honors OCPE's TEEM Gateway
On October 1, Newark Mayor Cory Booker presented a Mayoral Proclamation to honor Rutgers T.E.E.M. Gateway as "one of the city's great organizations” for its work building productive futures for the at-risk youth of Newark and beyond. Proudly receiving the acknowledgment was Kenneth M. Karamichael, Director of T.E.E.M. Gateway, a division of the Office of Continuing Professional Education at Rutgers Cooperative Extension.
Watch this video to see the presentation of the Proclamation:
The proclamation was issued by Mayor Booker shortly after he provided the keynote address during the Annual Stakeholders meeting of the Newark Youth Policy Board, a group appointed by Booker that guides, coordinates and integrates policy and planning efforts for all youth in Newark.
Among its many initiatives to reengage Newark’s youth, T.E.E.M. Gateway created the YE2S Center in 2008, a safe haven for young people to reconnect and expand their educational, vocational and employment opportunities. The innovative center is strategically located and organized to help youth re-enter school or join the workforce and develop skills to become caring, competent and contributing citizens of the City of Newark.