County Corner

NJREA members mentor aspiring teachersNJREA members mentor aspiring teachers

NJREA members Roger Baker of Atlantic County and Irene Savicky of Cumberland County recently served as mentors for two Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Finalists.

Deon Davis, a senior at Atlantic City High School, aspires to be a history teacher like Roger. He plans to attend Stockton University in the fall. Jennifer Negron, a senior at Vineland High School, is planning a career as an elementary education/Spanish teacher. She plans to attend Cumberland County College and then Rowan university.

The students and their mentors met for a luncheon as part of the Youth of the Year program. Students representing Boys & Girls Clubs from throughout the state convened at Stockton University for a full program which included interviews, coaching, and the selection of the state Youth of the Year. Jennifer Negron was ultimately selected as the New Jersey State Youth of the Year and will go on to compete in the Northeast region. All of the students were awarded scholarships.