At Great Oaks, the Young Men’s Leadership Retreat is More than Fun

Before the start of the new school year, Great Oaks Charter School assembled 50 young men, with all-male chaperons, to attend a week-long retreat at Princeton Blairstown, made possible by both Princeton Blairstown and the Victoria Foundation.

With a focus on leadership development, team building, STEM and literacy, outdoor...

Parent-to-Parent: 3 Tips for Starting a Successful New Year

Back-to-school is an exciting time to start fresh for students, and parents, too.

Maybe it is just me, but I still get excited every year around Back to School time. The slate is wiped clean and it is like New Year’s Eve come early. New uniforms, new books, new goals, new teachers and sometimes even new friends. For us parents, this can be a new time as well. Sometimes, we have...

5 Questions with LEAP Alumna, Sidia Mustapha

In our final LEAP Academy alumni profile, Sidia Mustapha shares why she ultimately chose to attend the University of Pennsylvania this fall. She credits LEAP Academy for helping her get there. 

1) What are you most excited about for the upcoming fall? Why?
I’m excited to get on campus and move away from my family and be independent (even though...