These last several months have more than proven how much we can achieve online! The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation surprised Camden high school grads last month with access to their new digital education resource.
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation—or TMJF—is a non-profit founded by football star Malcolm Jenkins. The Foundation provides resources and support to children in under-served communities.
Like many across the country, the Camden City School District proceeded with virtual commencement ceremonies last month. During the ceremonies on June 22nd, a surprise announcement was made that all graduates would receive access to TMJF’s Power Pathway Academy.
The Power Pathway Academy is an online resource that teaches youth about choosing a field in an increasingly digital economy. The Academy aims to prepare young people for the job market, both through skills training and information about career options.
“Camden City School District’s vision is to prepare students for college and careers that positively impact their community and the world,” said State District Superintendent Katrina McCombs. “The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation will be a key partner in helping our students develop employability skills and discover various career pathways.”
Available on mobile devices, the platform teaches about paths like film-making, digital design, coding, and more. It also highlights the careers of role models who hope to inspire the next generation of young professionals.
“…Young people still face challenges as it relates to accessing tech and career readiness programming,” said Camden Mayor Frank Moran. “I commend The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation for not only being an incredible partner in Camden, but for their commitment to improving the lives of our young people.”
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