Playing is Learning! Let’s give these little scholars the fantastically active and enjoyable recess they need to learn!
We are staying open through this season of Thanksgiving! Thank you to all who have helped so far via all routes!
Central Jersey College Prep Charter School (CJCP) is a Blue Ribbon school in Somerset, NJ. We have recently moved to a wonderful new building. However, we have incurred nearly $1,000,000 in expenses and do not have any funds available for this important project.
Research shows that children who do not get enough quality play time can suffer from higher levels of obesity, aggression, lower self-esteem, and lower academic performance, thus making play fundamental for a healthy childhood*. To balance our children's time spent on developing academic knowledge, we strive to incorporate as many forms of play as we can, including outdoors play.
We need your help to make an outdoor playground a reality.
Our goal is to provide the play-friendly space our youngest children need. Our new playground will serve students in grades K – 5 and we intend to start the project as soon as we can. Our equipment will be manufactured by professional companies that produce safe, elementary level, student products. It will contain as a centerpiece a large ‘superstructure’ type piece of playground equipment with multiple slides and climbing areas and additional climbing pieces.
Our students need your help to add play to their day! Our projected total cost for this project is $160,000, including installation. Our goal for this campaign is to raise $20,000.
Any donation level you can support is appreciated. Consider giving $250 and you will receive a 'Thank You' note, hand-made by very happy children.
If you would prefer to send money directly to us (to avoid administrative website fee) you can make checks payable to "Central Jersey College Prep". Please put “CJCP New Playground” in the memo line of check and drop off or mail to Attn: Business Office, Central Jersey College Prep, 101 Mettlers Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873
Playing is learning - our students need your help to add more play to their day!
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The CJCP New Playground Committee
The Committee is composed of CJCP staff: Dr. Namik Sercan, CEO, Dr. Joanna Leontaris, Lower School Curriculum Supervisor, Ms. Asli Cebe Community Outreach Coordinator, Ms. Suzan Dincer, Lower School Operations Manager, and Ms. Lynne Ozgur, Grants Manager.
To learn more about CJCP visit our website: http://www.cjcollegeprep.org/
* Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, May 2013
Thank you to all our donors and supporters! We raised $2,000, including our offline donations. Although we did not reach our goal we will set aside these funds and continue our efforts.
We wish everyone a happy and study-filled new school year!
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