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​​ Rutgers University – Newark Youth Leadership and Success Program (YLSP)...

is a fellows program that will support students by providing exciting workshops that aim to transform Newark’s high school youth into socially engaged leaders, with a focus on local to global social justice. Through a partnership with the Newark City of Learning Collaborative, a citywide college-going initiative, the YLSP program will provide a variety of exciting college prep activities.

Program Components:

  • Leadership & Social Justice courses
  • Summer job opportunities
  • Mentorship
  • Global Student Exchange experiences

YLSP is​ looking for motivated mentors to assist in our programming. If interested please complete the application (link) and email your resume to: This is an amazing opportunity to support Newark high school students as they craft their futures and learn about social justice issues that impact the world​!​

Become a Peer Advisor

Our Peer Advisors (PA’s) play an integral role in welcoming new students to the University by assisting them through their placement testing and registration process. They also support the Office of Academic Services on a variety of tasks including facilitating continuing student registration, planning events for our Peer Mentor Program, and presenting POWER Workshops.

All interested students must attend an information session (sessions begin 11/30) and can obtain more information here .

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Connect With GS-LSAMP

The mission of the Garden State LSAMP program is to increase the retention, graduation and success of students from minority groups that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM. The Phase II project focuses on 1) assisting community college students to successfully transfer to four-year programs, 2) preparing and assisting students to matriculate into graduate programs and 3) increasing student opportunities in international experiences.