Trenton, N.J. –The 2018 Isles Youth Institute Commencement will take place on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 10:00 AM at the Mercer County Park Marina and Boathouse in West Windsor, NJ. Commencement will include an awards ceremony and student speeches, with a reception to follow. We expect an audience of families, teachers, friends, and other supporters. All are welcome; if you would like to attend, please RSVP by Monday, June 11th to firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-341-4751.
The commencement ceremony is the culmination of a year’s worth of academic and job training for students at Isles Youth Institute (IYI), an alternative school that emphasizes leadership development and civic engagement for students who have dropped out of traditional high school. Students participate in afterschool activities and volunteer extensively in the community. Staff work with students to help them apply to college and pursue employment.
Isles, a community development and environmental nonprofit in Trenton, NJ, started New Jersey’s first YouthBuild in 1995. Since then, more than 1,000 young people have successfully completed Isles Youth Institute.