New Jersey Department of Education Office of Student Support Services 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program and Out-of-School Time Resources
Project Launch Newton
Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director
127 Mill Street, Newton, NJ 07860
Servicing School District: Newton
Merriam Avenue School
Halsted Middle School
Partners: Newton School District
Serving Grade Level: 4 through 8
No. of Students to be served: 151
No. of Adults to be Served: 275
Times of Services: Afterschool 2:45-5:45 p.m. Summer: 8:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.
Abstract: Project Launch Newton is a free out-of-school time enrichment program offered in the Merriam Avenue Elementary School and the Halsted Middle School to children in grades 4 – 8 who reside in the Newton, New Jersey, school district. Project Launch Newton is a unique collaboration between Project Self-Sufficiency and the Newton School District. Children participate in academic enrichment, creative pursuits, fitness and physical education, health and nutrition activities designed around a Science, Integration of Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) theme. Monthly Family Fun Nights allow parents and children to gather for dinner and a presentation about the month's activities. Transportation by bus is available to students to designated bus stops at the close of the program day.