SOCIAL ISSUES

Newark brings urban students together for youth conference

BY Raven Santana, Correspondent |

“Raise your Voice” was the theme of Newark’s first-ever Urban Youth Conference held at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

The event, spearheaded by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, brought together hundreds of students from more than 10 urban communities.

Throughout the day, guest speakers held Q&A discussions focused on inspiring students to achieve their goals. And for some students, the conference was also an opportunity to discuss their greatest challenges and fears in a safe environment.