Due to the coronavirus, New Jersey Orators has canceled in-person weekly chapter practices and will be offering their programming online in a virtual format. Additional COVID-19 announcement are posted on the Home page of this website or by emailing the New Jersey Orators with questions at njorators@gmail.com.

Program Schedule

 In a culturally enriched context, Orators practice speaking and leadership skills with self-confidence. This is the program schedule of activities for the 2022 – 2023 program year.

Month & DayActivity
September 10, 2022Beyond High School College Readiness Workshop
NJIT & Cathedral International Partners
September 17, 2022Online Chapter Student Membership Registrations Begins
September 17, 2022All Coached Annual Kick-Off Training Workshop NJO Headquarters - ON SITE
120 Finderne Ave Bridgewater, NJ
September 19-24, 2022Weekly Chapter Meetings Begin
September 24, 2022New Volunteer Coaches Training
October 22, 2022Fall Registration Deadline - Online Application
Sat. October 22, 2022Schoology Training for All Coaches
To Be Scheduled with Contractor1st Regional Close Reading Literacy Workshop - Southern
Managed by Zoom Conference
Saturday, October 29, 2022Beyond High School Conference & Workshops
Seton Hall University Partner
November 7, 2019Judges Training Workshops - Online
Managed by Zoom Conference
November 21 Purple & 28 PlatinumCompetition Registration Deadline
December 3, 2022Purple Nov. 19 Registration Deadline Fall Competition

On-site: Franklin Middle School
415 Francis Street, Somerset NJ 08873
December 10, 2022Platinum Nov. 26 Registration Deadline Fall Competition

On-site: Franklin Middle School
415 Francis Street, Somerset NJ 08873
December 11, 2022Christmas Break Begins
January 9, 2023Weekly Meetings Resume
January 9-30, 2023Additional Coaches & Administrators Schoology Training
January 31, 2023Spring 2023 Registration Deadline
January, February, and March 2023M.L.K & Black History & Poetry Month Celebrations - Various Locations
February 2023 (TBD)Regional Close Reading Literacy Workshop - Central
February 6, 2023"All" Coaches & Administrators Spring Training
March 2023 (TBD)Regional Close Reading Literacy Workshop "Girls Only" - North
March 18, 2023Beyond High School Conference & Workshops - Civic Engagement
Seton Hall University Partner
April 21, 2023Student Competition Registrations - Online Chapter Coaches
Competition Database Application Only
April 29, 2023 - April 15, 2023 DeadlinePurple Spring Competition at Franklin Middle School
May 6, 2023 - April 22, 2023 DeadlinePlatinum Spring Competition at Franklin Middle School
May 13, 20232023 Year End Scholarships & Awards Program
To Be Determined