Youth programs for children ranging in age from pre-school to early teen will be offered this summer at both the Newark and West Essex campuses of Essex County College.


Once again, the popular Summer Youth Program will be held  in Newark with both two and three-week class options available. The program, for students in grades one through eight, will run between July 5 and August 12. There will be three, two-week options and two, three-week options.


An information session will be held in Room 3234 (Green Area) is scheduled for  Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m.


This summer’s courses include “App Attack/App Adventures,” “Bricks 4 Kidz™ Classic Arcade Adventures,”  “Bricks 4 Kidz™ Robotics,” “Camp Discovery,” “Computer Blaster,” “Educational Program I and II,” “Express Yourself,” “Fashion Design,” “Game Animation/3D Video Gaming,” “Golf & Tennis,” “Making Math Matter,” “Minecraft Designers/Modders,” “Reading Enrichment,” “Soccer,” “STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) for Kids,” “The Young Artist,” and “The Young Journalist.”


Additional information is available at (973) 877-3079/3416 or by email at


Registration is also underway for the 2016 Summer Youth Program at the West Essex campus of Essex County College in West Caldwell.


An information session will be held Monday, May 23 at 6 p.m., for parents interested in registering their children for the program. The meeting will be held in the campus’ Multipurpose Room.


The summer camp, set for July 11 to August 12, is for children ages nine to 13. The five week session includes before and aftercare.


Courses scheduled to be offered this summer include “A Taste of the Arts,” “Coding for Kids,” “Mad Science,” “Mixed Media Art,” “Strike up the Band,” “The Secrets of Storytelling,” “Webpage Design,” and “Zumba Fitness for Kids.”  Parents will receive detailed information on each of the courses during the information session.


Call (973) 877-1920 to learn more about the information session.


Finally, the Child Development Center will conduct a Summer Toddlers Child Care Program beginning July 5. The program at the Newark campus will run four days a week through August 18.


The Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Summer program is for children ages two and a half to five.


The hours of operation are Mondays through Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The College is closed Fridays during the summer. The Center will provide breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.


The monthly cost is $350. Registration and other information are available by calling 973.877.3357, or emailing Ameenah Shabazz at, or Natasha Belfon at





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Essex County College’s Division of Humanities is sponsoring PBI (Predominately Black Institutions) Intensive English Workshops and Tutoring during both the Summer I and Summer II Terms for ENG 085, ENG 096, and ENG 101 students who want to reinforce and strengthen their critical thinking and writing skills.


All sessions will be held in the Humanities Division (Red Area) on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, beginning Monday, May 16.


Please note the following schedule:


Summer I:  May 16 – June 16 (excluding Monday, May 30, Memorial Day). Classes will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Summer II: July 18 – August 18. Classes will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Additional information is available from Dr. Eileen De Freece at and                 Professor William Tooma at


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Essex County College sophomores Angee Gonzalez and Peace Nosa-Omorogiuwa were two of the 37 community college students honored on May 5 at the 22nd annual Phi Theta Kappa Day held in Trenton. The 2016 New Jersey All-State Academic Team students were hosted at the event by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC).


Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for community colleges. Students with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher are invited to join the organization.


Each year, the Council honors New Jersey’s top community college students and their families for “their outstanding academic achievements and exceptional service to their communities as member of Phi Theta Kappa,” said NJCCC President Dr. Lawrence Nespoli.


An Education major, Angee has a perfect 4.0 grade point average. She is one of only 10 two-year college students nationally to receive the inaugural Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education.


Peace, who also carries a perfect 4.0 average, is a Biology, Pre-Medicine major. She is also the recipient of the 2015 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship.

Angee Gonzalez

Angee Gonzalez

Peace Nosa-Omorogiuwa

Peace Nosa-Omorogiuwa

The event was sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the Coca-Cola Foundation and the New Jersey Education Association. Students from all of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges were represented at Phi Theta Kappa Day.


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