A Generation that Learns to Listen,
Reason and Persuade
Can Shape the Future

Upcoming Events

Join “Newark Reads” Book Club               this summer sponsored  by 

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka.

Suggested books for middle school students: 
“The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander 
“I am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai


   Our programming at local chapters begins this September. We are on summer break and will be back in operation in late fall. Check back after August 17th for the Orators’ “Schedule of Activities” calendar under the “Program” tab for upcoming events. 



Van Jones, CNN News Commentator & Abigail Ibironke, Easton Chapter

Van Jones having a private discussion with Abigail Ibironke, Easton Chapter, about her presentation at J&J ML King Program..

Van Jones with Eloise Samuels, Founder & President honored by Johnson & Johnson with the 2019 Community Service Award.

What We Do

New Jersey Orators builds confident youth by teaching them the art of public speaking and helping them to build skills for college and careers.

Close Achievement Gaps

High school students, especially low income and minority students, struggle on state and international achievement tests and fall short of college entrance requirements in reading and math. Read more…

College & Career Readiness

College and careers now require the same level of skills. Productivity, the foundation of American competitiveness, depends on a skilled workforce at every level. Read more…

Reading Literacy

How students perform in two key areas, reading and math, may affect how they see the world and how they make decisions in that world. Standardized testing in New Jersey has revealed that African-Americans and other minority “at-risk” youth…are not scoring competitively in language skills. Sixty-eight percent of New Jersey high school students met or exceeded literacy expectations. Read more…


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