FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Grades4life, a statewide non-profit doing business in several urban communities (including East Orange) will host its first annual installment of the Back To School 5K Walk/ Bike-A-Thon at Naaman Williams Park Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

“We’re promoting health and wellness and helping to prepare our students for a successful year Back to School and we invite everyone to come and join us," Grades4life, organizer Ali Little said. "There will be fun, prizes, giveaways, music and more in this year's first installment of the “Back To School 5k Walk/ Bike-a-Thon.” 

In order to raise awareness about programs that support education and back to school, Grades4life has partnered with the Franklin Township Hamilton St Business district and The Week Of the People, to host the first installment of the annual Back-to-School Bike-a-Thon. 

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This event will feature professional athletes, Live DJ, speakers, Prizes, Give-a-ways and more.  This event is open to the public and we will be giving away book bags throughout the day as well.  We look forward to seeing you there.

“Grades4life is such a Great Program doing great things for the community and inspiring all to get involved.”  Grades4Life, organizer Lachelle Williams said. 

Grades4life where hard work pays off!!

Grades4Life (G4L) is a non-profit organization (501c) that provides collaborative programs designed to inspire greatness within our youth. We partner with schools and local organizations with our featured social rewards program that connects communities through education.

At G4L, we use our patented merit system to motivate students with real world rewards based on their good grades and social achievements. Grades4life is all about helping students succeed, building character, and emphasizing the importance of getting a good grade in school and in life.

Our mission is to serve as a model for a focus on well-rounded youth and teachers by encouraging active participation in socially conscious causes and volunteerism. Through our partnerships with local and national retail partners, we are able to provide discounts and other offers to students and teachers who participate in G4L programs like Pay It Forward, Anti-Bullying, and Mentorships.

If you would like more information about this event, please contact Chris Johnson at 908-510-4104 or email at

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