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FLEEK Program Provides a Summer of Art and STEM for Union County Students 


Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Angela R. Garretson visited students and teachers at the Future Leaders Excelling in Entrepreneurship and Knowledge (F.L.E.E.K) Summer Youth Enrichment Program at The Patrick School in Hillside earlier this week. They were joined by Nathalie Hernandez, the Coordinator of the Union County Office of Community Engagement & Diversity, which provided support.

“These young people are eager to learn, explore, and plan for the future,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “The Freeholder Board is proud to sponsor F.LE.E.K. as part of the “Plant a Seed” community education and empowerment goals of my 2018 Chairman’s Initiative, Moving Union County Forward, which includes expanding opportunities for STEM studies. The F.L.E.E.K. program is a wonderful example of the difference enrichment programs can make, and I would like to thank all who are involved in making it a success.”

The F.LE.E.K. program is sponsored and partnered with Microsoft, Google, ShopRite, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Hillside and OMG Photography in addition to the Freeholder Board.

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“Through this partnership, more than 50 students will benefit from an enriching program that exposes them to business, life skills and STEM topics as well as creative subjects including photography, videography, and dance,” said F.L.E.E.K. co-founder Makeba Green.  “I would like to thank all of our sponsors for providing our youth with this powerful opportunity to build a strong foundation for academic and career success.”

F.L.E.E.K is designed to help expose students to the arts and STEM topics while preparing them with the academic skills they need to succeed to the next level. For more information visit online at or call Ebrima N’Dure, 201-539-0709.

For information about coordinating community events, programs and volunteer opportunities with the Office of Community Engagement and Diversity, members of the public can contact Nathalie Hernandez at 908-527-4880 or

For all Union County programs and services visit, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email or use the online Contact Form.

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