A Generation that Learns to Listen,
Reason and Persuade
Can Shape the Future
This was the first of two conferences that provides an educational opportunity for middle and high school youth to engage in Civic Engagement and Social Justice. Civic Engagement is a big issue. It’s a big part of our nation’s governing infrastructure. This is why the New Jersey Orators has decided to offer their members and other New Jersey youth an opportunity to foster discussions on various aspects of civic engagement and social justice.
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
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…