Prep Talk

Caritas Project Offers Hope to Camden Youth

Posted September 11th, 2012


Matt Montgomery (Class of 2013) has been working with Hopeworks N’ Camden as part of his Caritas project.  The Hopeworks program aims to accomplish the following:

  • To reduce the high school dropout rate for African-American and Hispanic youth in Camden, New Jersey.
  • To create hope for the future, good-paying jobs, business development, and educational opportunities for Camden’s young people: specifically for African-American and Hispanic youth between the ages of 17 and 25 who have dropped out of school.  Such a mission is essential because, in Camden:
    • At the two public high schools, the high school dropout rate is nearly 70%.
    • 34% of the city’s young people are unemployed.
    • Nearly 50% of the city’s young people live in poverty.

Hopeworks is having its annual fundraising gala on September 22.  Please consider attending this event or purchasing tickets to support the great work this program is providing.  Tickets are $100.  The link to purchase tickets is

If you can’t attend the dinner, please consider supporting the program by purchasing raffle tickets for a dinner tree.  A $20 ticket gives you a chance to win a gift certificate worth $200!  Here is just a sampling of participating restaurants: Chart House (PHL), Vic and Anthony’s (AC), Lily’s (NYC),Fuji (Haddonfield), Sapori (Collingswood), Gabriel’s (NYC), Vetri (PHL), Le Cirque (NYC), Grotto (AC).

To purchase raffle tickets please go to the following link:

Thank you for your support.