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UC STEP’s “Team Light Blue” Wins the Civic Engagement Challenge

Union County Freeholder Chairman Mohamed Jalloh and Freeholders Linda Carter and Christopher Hudak present resolutions to members of Team Light Blue congratulating them on winning the civic engagement challenge of 2015 Union County Student Training and Enrichment Program (UC STEP).

UC STEP was created to provide high school students the opportunity to develop a countywide community service around a topic they feel is important, while teaching them leadership and personal growth skills and responsibility within their communities.

A total of 192 sophomore and junior high school students from 21 high schools throughout Union County participated in the second annual program, which took place in December 2014 at Kean University.

Team Light Blue’s campaign, “Donate to Educate”- Schools Supplying Schools, won the civic engagement challenge and will be the county-wide community service project undertaken by participating Union County high schools in 2015.

Team Blue members attend the following high schools: Union Catholic Regional High School, Governor Livingston High School, UC Academy for Information Technology (AIT), Arthur L. Johnson High School, Barack Obama Green Charter High School, Cranford High School, David Brearley High School, UC Magnet High School, Summit High School, UC Academy for Allied Health Sciences (AAHS), John E. Dwyer Technology Academy, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and Union High School.

(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)