Minding Our Business to recognize NJM support of Service Learning Program and middle-school students
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Minding Our Business to recognize NJM support of Service Learning Program and middle-school student accomplishments at Market Fair Day April 1
Lawrenceville, NJ – March 30, 2017 – NJM Insurance Company will be recognized for its generous support of Minding Our Business (MOB) at a ceremony on Market Fair Day Saturday, April 1, at 12 noon in the Student Recreation Center Courts on the Rider University campus.
One of NJM's core values is supporting the communities it is privileged to serve. The Company has been a steadfast supporter of MOB and its Service Learning Program, which aims to motivate at-risk youth to pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations.
"NJM is proud to support the Minding Our Business Program and thanks the organization for teaching critical concepts that will help local youth prepare for their financial futures now and throughout their lives," said Patricia A. Hartpence, NJM Assistant Vice President for Corporate Giving.
In addition to acknowledging the generosity of NJM, Market Fair Day will recognize the accomplishments of 70 Trenton middle school students and their Rider University student mentors, who participated in the Learning Service Program, which culminates in Market Fair Day. Students will have their products—the result of 12-weeks of hard work—on display and for sale from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Minding Our Business, a Lawrenceville nonprofit, has been serving the Trenton community since 1997, encouraging low-income youth to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams by supporting, mentoring and educating student participants through the Service Learning Program.
"This 12-week after-school program teaches students about starting and running a business—developing business ideas, crafting a business plan, identifying start-up funding and launching their product," said MOB Executive Director Kevin Wortham. "MOB is able to serve at-risk youth in Mercer County with the generous financial support of NJM and the program assistance of Rider University student mentors, who help guide middle school students through each stage of their business venture. Market Fair Day truly puts the students' business acumen to the test, and it's exciting and inspiring to see these motivated young people succeed and exhibit pride in their accomplishments."
Market Fair Day is free to the Mercer County community and will include great food, music, dance and the promotion of MOB Learning Service students' business products. This fun event promises to have something for everyone and shows support of MOB students and the
community! Bus transportation will be provided to students and parents. Buses depart from Trenton schools at 8:00 a.m.
If you are interested in obtaining more information about MOB's Service Learning Program or would like to make a donation to support our efforts, please visit the Minding Our Business website at www.minding-