August 1, 2014 at 3:18 PM
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Student representatives from New Providence High School, as well as seven other area high schools, recently completed piloting a Junior Board program with the Overlook Foundation that culminated in the awarding of a $2,000 grant to the HealthStart program at Overlook Medical Center.
Bryan Joyce and Katie Vigilante represented New Providence High School in the pilot program, which also included two students each, mainly juniors, from Gov. Livingston High School, Kent Place School, Newark Academy, Summit High School, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, The Pingry School and Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.
“As our young people move on to college and, ultimately, a career, we hope to broaden their educational experience to include civic responsibility,” said Ann Oliva, executive director of the Overlook Foundation. “By exposing them to a culture of philanthropy and involving them in the process, we anticipate that many will assume leadership roles as adults, giving of their time and talents to better the communities in which they live and work.”