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CJR'S 13TH Annual Scholarship Dinner in Waterbury
Posted 05/23/2014 03:50PM

CJR'S 13th ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP DINNER IN WATERBURY 

           On Thursday, May 29th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, the Connecticut Junior Republic will hold its Annual Scholarship Dinner. This pasta dinner fundraiser will be held in the gymnasium of the Junior Republic’s 80 Prospect Street facility in Waterbury. Scholarships will be awarded to 13 boys and girls who have received services, through one of CJR’s 23 programs in 11 locations throughout Connecticut. CJR scholarships enable students to attend a college, university, or technical schools. Scholarships are also given to students who have committed to serve their country in the United States Armed Forces or Job Corps, and need financial assistance in fulfilling this commitment.

           The pasta dinner will be catered by students enrolled in the CJR Waterbury Program’s vocational culinary arts class, under the supervision of chef-instructor Michael Louchen. Tickets to the dinner are $20 per person, and include generous portions of pasta, salad, bread, dessert, and a beverage. A keynote address by Shakerah Daniel, a past scholarship award recipient, will be featured as well as six performances by CJR students which will include song and poetry.

           All proceeds from the dinner will be applied toward CJR’s Youth Scholarship Fund. Tickets may be purchased in advance or on the evening of May 29th. To obtain tickets or additional information about the event, please contact Cassandra Reyes at CJR’s Waterbury Program, (203) 757-9939.

The following students will be presented with scholarships at the event:

Eliza Aponte of Waterbury will attend Naugatuck Valley Community College. She participated in CJR’s Waterbury Family Support Center Program and will graduate from Crosby High School. She plans to study Accounting.

Noraima Arroyo of Waterbury will enlist in the Reserves. She participated in CJR’s Waterbury Success Always Follows Education (SAFE) Program and will graduate from Crosby High School.

Shantel Cazimovski of Terryville will attend Tunxis Community College. She participated in CJR’s Torrington Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) Program and will graduate from Terryville High School. She plans to study courses related to the Medical field.

Justin Colville of New Haven will attend Marymount Manhattan College. He participated in CJR’s New Haven Family Support Center Program and will graduate from Wilbur Cross High School. He will study Acting.

Liony Cordova of Danbury will attend Naugatuck Valley Community College. He participated in CJR’s Danbury Youth Equipped for Success (YES!) Program and will graduate from Danbury High School. He plans to study Business.

Seth Dayton of Winsted will attend Franklin Pierce College. He participated in CJR’s Torrington Youth Equipped for Success (YES!) Program, and will graduate from Northwestern Region #7 High School. He will pursue a degree in General Studies.

Megan Elzea of New Fairfield will attend Western Connecticut State University. She participated in CJR’s Danbury Family Support Center Services Program and will graduate from New Fairfield High School. She plans to study Pre-elementary Education.

Samantha Jones of New Britain will attend Old Dominion University. She participated in CJR’s New Britain Family Support Center Program and will graduate from Berlin High School. She will study Political Science.

Yasmin Moreno-Ribeiro of New Milford will attend Naugatuck Valley Community College. She participated in CJR’s Danbury Family Support Center Services Program and will graduate from the Western Connecticut Regional Adult and Continuing Education (WERACE) Program. She plans to study Business.

Jean-Paul Ortiz of Waterbury will attend Johnson and Wales University. He participated in CJR’s Waterbury Success Always Follows Education (SAFE) Program and will graduate from Crosby High School. He will study Culinary Arts.

Mariya Perez of New Haven will attend Housatonic Community College. She participated in CJR’s New Haven Family Support Center Program and will graduate from Eli Whitney High School. She will study Nursing.

Brianna Pierce of Waterbury will attend Naugatuck Valley Community College. She participated in CJR’s Waterbury Success Always Follows Education (SAFE) Program and will graduate from Crosby High School. She will pursue a degree in General Studies.

Shiloh Zittell will enroll in the Job Corps in Vermont. She participated in CJR’s Waterbury Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) Program and will graduate from Woodland Regional High School. She will study to become a Medical Assistant.

           Founded in 1904, the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) provides care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their homes, schools and communities. Today, the organization’s combined programs serve more than 1,500 boys and girls annually in 11 locations throughout Connecticut.

           The Junior Republic conducts residential programs for court-referred young men on its Litchfield campus. Regular, special, vocational and alternative education programs are provided for boys from communities throughout Connecticut at CJR’s Cable Academic and Vocational Education Center, which is located on its Litchfield campus. Enhancement, transition and related services are also provided.

           CJR provides residential care for boys at its group homes in East Hartford and Winchester and short-term, residential crisis intervention for girls at its Center for Assessment, Respite and Enrichment (CARE) in Waterbury. A broad spectrum of prevention, early intervention, family support, and intensive home-based services, and aftercare programs are provided for boys and girls through CJR’s offices in Danbury, East Hartford, Manchester, Meriden, New Haven, New Britain (two sites), Torrington and Waterbury.

           A private charitable organization, the Connecticut Junior Republic is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). CJR is supported by gifts from individuals, businesses, foundations and organizations, and through service contracts funded by the Judicial Branch, Court Support Services Division (CSSD), the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS), and by Connecticut’s public schools. For further information, please contact Hedy Barton, Director of Development and Public Relations (860) 567-9423, extension 252; or by email: hbarton@cjryouth.org

  • Connecticut Junior Republic
  • 550 Goshen Road, P.O. Box 161
  • Litchfield, CT 06759
  • (860) 567-9423
  • info@cjryouth.org

 

 

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