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NJ MED (New Jersey Minority Educational Development) organization was formed as a nonprofit organization in August 1995. The mission of the organization is to provide an alternative lifestyle for youth through higher education, by providing innovative programming and technical assistance to existing educational, business, and community organizations.
The organization’s key goals are:
To provide students and their parents with appropriate curricular information early in their academic careers, and with college admissions, testing, and financial aid information in the appropriate later years;
To provide students with significant exposure to the collegiate environment and to adult and peer role models
To provide local and state colleges and universities, as well as post-secondary institutions outside of New Jersey, with eligible minority candidates for admission into college;
To increase the self-concept, social skills development, and career awareness of participating students in order to enhance their ability to function successfully in society;To heighten parental and community awareness regarding the importance, and increased necessity, of post secondary education and to increase their involvement in the decision-making, application, and matriculation processes;
To link students with already existing academic support and development programs; and
To develop in program participants the necessary skills (cognitive, affective, and social) needed for academic, career, and life success.
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