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Leas Forum: St. Benedict Prep: An Urban Success – Vince Menzel
February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
At a time when education in urban areas has been criticized as ineffective and unsupportive for many children, especially those from low-income neighborhoods, one high school in Newark NJ stands out for the achievements of its young male students.
St. Benedict’s Prep School was founded over 150 years ago, and has been committed to delivering an excellent education to students in and around Newark, preparing boys to fulfill their potential as emotionally mature, morally responsible, and well-educated citizens. Operated by the Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey since 1868, St. Benedict’s offers a rigorous curriculum that sharpens the mind, shapes the character and nourishes the spirit.
While explicitly dedicated to serving minority youngsters and those from low-income backgrounds, the school welcomes students from all racial, religious, and socioeconomic groups to create real diversity.
Vince Menzel, a Medford Leas resident since 2009, was a graduate of St. Benedict’s Prep and credits the school with directing him toward pursuing higher education. He has seen several changes in the Newark area and is inspired to observe the dedication of the faculty at St. Benedict’s during the many years where the school became a positive force for many young men.