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Date: 2018-03-21

TEAM Academy club prepares Newark students for their futures

Newark, NJ—Every Monday and Thursday afternoon, 25 TEAM Academy eighth graders meet inside a classroom after school, but the gathering seems more like a class of college students—they sit poised, attentive and anxious to learn.

On this particular Monday, student presenters Marcus and Ibrahim stand at the front of the room to present today’s topic: HIV/AIDS.

The students, prepared with a detailed Power Point, present an overview of the topic, then begin a conversation about the cultural context of the disease, with issues such as race, poverty and education debated among the students.

Read the full piece on TAP into Newark's Site.