The Rutgers Youth Empowerment Club has been busy at work these past few months. Eshan Kaul, the founder and president of A2E (Access to Education) was a panelist at an event hosted by the Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service. The event "Leading Together" joined New Brunswick community leaders, Rutgers students and faculty in a discussion on leadership and community engagement. Click here for a recap of the event.
The Youth Empowerment Club was also the recipient of the 2017 Chancellor's Spirit of Rutgers Award, which "recognizes a student organization that represents the values, traditions, and mission of Rutgers through their outstanding engagement, enthusiasm, and spirit in and commitment to the campus community."
They helped launch the A2E Tutoring Program last semester and have since inspired over 250 Rutgers volunteers to volunteer to tutor over 75 total students at Roosevelt Elementary School. As part of A2E, they assist the children with not only homework and literacy, but also life skills, self-confidence development, and scientific principles. They have collaborated with educators to create weekly agendas inclusive to both development and engagement. Moreover, they have raised thousands of dollars in awards and grants to support the tutoring program. We're proud to have this recognition for an important part of the YES family!