Ocean First Bank--Making Interest Interesting!
We are incredibly grateful to have had Ms. Barbara Wright and Ms. Maja Puskas from Ocean First Bank come to speak to Mrs. Obermayer’s Personal Finance and Economics students.
These two banking experts invested a lot of time to making their presentation fun and interactive. Ms. Wright and Ms. Puskas asked students to volunteer to spin the “Banking Wheel” which landed on discussion topics addressing how to open bank accounts, different types of accounts, debit and credit cards, loans, careers in banking, different investment opportunities, and the importance of starting to save for your future at an early age just to name a few! 

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Calling all Vonage Volunteers! Vonage Volunteer painting the stage for the graduation of Collier's at-risk High School and Middle School students in Monmouth County NJ
What a great day and even more amazing group of volunteers! Employees from Vonage came to Collier to revitalize the outdoor stage and benches just in time for our High School and Middle School graduations. This fun and energized group quickly went to work scrapping and sweeping away the chipped paint and debris before adding the well needed fresh coats of paint.

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Family Gathering Highlights the Sanctuary Model Sanctuary Family Gathering at Collier Group Home in Redbank, NJ

Families of our residents gathered at the Group Home this Spring for our first Sanctuary Family Gathering.  The purpose of this intimate get-together of our residents and their loved ones was to help educate family members about the Sanctuary Model, which is being implemented within the Group Home and Collier House.  Sanctuary provides our young women with the tools needed to help identify and manage their emotions by creating a trauma-sensitive, democratic, and non-violent culture.  By helping families understand the Sanctuary Model philosophy, we hope to engage them so that they can begin to develop a shared common language and use the Sanctuary tools and ideas in their own relationships with their daughters – our residents.

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You Don't Know Me Until You Know Me

We were honored to have Dr. Michael Fowlin, aka Mykee, perform “You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me,” a show about diversity, inclusion, tolerance, and personal accountability at both Collier High School and Collier Middle School.

Collier students and staff were immediately engaged as Mykee opened with jokes, conversations about prank calls, and recent events such as the Baltimore riots and Ray Rice. Mykee seamlessly transformed himself into characters who told their stories of adversity that ranged from a six year old boy with ADD, to an African American gay football player from the projects of Newark, a bi-racial feminist, a Jewish boy who was a victim of hate crimes, and a man with Cerebral Palsy.

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Life Guard Training Course at Kateri
Interested in a great summer job or challenging career as a professional lifeguard? Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard. CLICK HERE to download our flyer.

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