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Hello Parents, Coaches, Judges, and Supporters

 The New Jersey Orators, Inc. (NJO) wish to acknowledge your efforts with thanks in successfully supporting our Orators and their futures over this past year! We ask you again for your continued support in at least one of these five ways. Please share this giving message far and wide, so that we can continue to do this important work.  

This Giving Tuesday, November 28th, choose one or more of these five gifts to help educate the youth we serve throughout New Jersey.

Kick off this charitable giving season with a gift to the New Jersey Orators, Inc. and help inspire the next generation of Orators. This #GivingTuesday, help us give the gift of literacy to more students. Your giving supports our public speaking and literacy programs and helps us to prepare students for college and life!

New Jersey Orators, Inc. is a 38-year-old non-profit youth organization that teaches the art of public speaking, an appreciation for literature, oral history interviewing, reading and media arts literacy,   civic engagement and college readiness and life skills to youth from 7 to 18 years of age in preparation for college and advanced degrees. 

Thank you for your donation, which is also 100% tax deductible. 

Who We Are

Our mission is to teach the art of public speaking and appreciation for reading media arts literature, civic engagement and college readiness workshops, and life skills to children from ages 7 to 18 in preparation for college and bachelor degrees. 


Founded in 1985, the New Jersey Orators, Inc. (NJO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth organization that prepares elementary, middle, and high school students for college and future careers.

Concerned by the lack of formal language skills demonstrated by young people interviewing for jobs at their respective companies, a small group of African-American executives formed NJO with 16 students in the first chapter in Somerset to grow to over 200 students statewide to help address a learning achievement gap within their community.

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