As a child, the environment is everything. The sights, sounds, and attitudes surrounding you will day-by-day shape the person you become. HomeWorks Trenton, the city’s first after-school residential program, was founded to provide young women with a vibrant environment to grow and thrive. If your daughter is a rising 9th or 10th grader and is interested in being a part of this movement, read on to learn more about how you can get involved.
HomeWorks Trenton has officially begun accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. To apply, please apply the link here: Apply – HomeWorks Trenton. There will be two rounds of application processing; round one takes place from January 30th through April 2nd, with round two beginning on April 2nd and concluding on May 7th. To qualify, students must achieve a 2.5 GPA and attend a Trenton Public School. Following the submission of the initial application, students will undergo interviews with HomeWorks staff to determine placement. Acceptance decisions will be released by May 10th for round one and May 24th for round two. Admissions will occur on a rolling basis.
A complete timeline of the application process can be found on the graphic linked below:
HomeWorks Trenton is a unique educational opportunity for Black and Latinx girls in the City of Trenton. Their research-backed, trauma-informed approach provides young girls from disadvantaged backgrounds with meaningful opportunities for learning and fun. As a part of the HomeWorks experience, students can enjoy tutoring and mentorship opportunities, transportation to and from school, and community with peers through dorm-style living. Students are expected to reside at HomeWorks Sunday evenings through Friday mornings and have the opportunity to spend weekends with their families. Students can also access field trips, college opportunities, leadership sessions, and social justice/identity-centered workshops.
HomeWorks Trenton first opened their doors in 2016 to serve marginalized young women and femme-presenting individuals in the Capital City. The first of its kind in the city, HomeWorks stands apart from other after-school programs as it offers residential opportunities for its students. Their goal is to supplement a public school education and help forge the next generation of leaders. Ultimately, HomeWorks’ vision is to develop chapters all around the country (and even the world!), allowing young girls to harness their full potential in a community setting.
Residential programs can have a profound impact on the development of student participants. Per HomeWorks, 87% of boarding school graduates reported feeling prepared to enter college versus 39% of public school students. However, boarding schools typically have barriers to access that prevent underserved communities from accessing these resources. HomeWorks has made it its mission to bring this experience to Trenton’s young women, ensuring that future femme leaders can access the resources they need to thrive.
If the HomeWorks program sounds like a good fit for you and your family, all 9th- and 10th-grade girls in the Trenton Public School system are encouraged to apply. If you have any questions before applying, please get in touch with the HomeWorks team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 414-7907 for additional details. Do not let this fantastic opportunity pass you by; apply today!