25 YEARS. 25 STORIES.

Veronica Leitao

College Scholars Program ’17 | Union College '21

“New Jersey SEEDS is a door you can open if you work hard enough and show dedication. SEEDS has become my second family. I trust…

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Sanofi

Ashley Martinez | Rotational Development Program, ITS BP, Information Technology & Solutions | Sanofi US

Sanofi has been a generous partner of New Jersey SEEDS since 2000. Over that time, Sanofi has contributed $85,000 to support the organization and its…

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Andaiye Taylor

Scholars Program '97 | Newark Academy '01 | University of Pennsylvania '05 | M.S., Columbia University '12 | Founder and Editor, BrickCityLive.com and Director of Content Marketing, First Data Corporation

“New Jersey SEEDS provided me with options for my education. The Scholars Program broadened the possibilities for my four years in high school and, ultimately,…

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Amy Ziebarth

Head of School, Far Brook School | Former NJ SEEDS Executive Director, 1998-2010

“I am proud of the kids that I’ve worked with at New Jersey SEEDS. Their dedication and perseverance is incredible. They work extremely hard to…

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Shareef Jackson

Scholars Program ‘94
 | Dwight-Englewood School ‘98 | Brown University ‘02 | MEM, Case Western Reserve University ‘03 | Founder, Math and Physics Tutor, Math Looks Good

“Kids everywhere deserve a great education. Why should they be limited based on where they grow up?” Shareef Jackson was part of the very first…

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Three of SEEDS’ Founders

Blair MacInnes, William V. Engel and Mark J. Sandler | NJ SEEDS Trustees, 1992 - Present

“New Jersey SEEDS is more than just a comprehensive experience for students. From academic classes, emotional and social support, and friendships, to job placements, interviewing…

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Diamond McClintock

Young Scholars Program ’04 | The Pingry School ’10 | Dickinson College ’14 | Talent Acquisition, Warner Music Group

“So many people have been pivotal to my personal and professional development. People who had no obligation to me have invested time and money in…

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Paulo Frazao

Young Scholars ’10 | Delbarton School ’16 | Princeton University ’20

“NJ SEEDS isn’t just an acronym or some group of kind people hoping to make a difference. SEEDS is change. It has changed my life…

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William Stone

Scholars ’04 | Lawrenceville School ’08 | Yale University ’12 | University of Pennsylvania, M.S.Ed ’14 | Yale University, J.D. ’17

“I would not be the person I am today without the experience I had in SEEDS. My vision for how to make the world a…

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Andy Hoge

Vice President, Admissions and Placement | New Jersey SEEDS

“Above all else, New Jersey SEEDS is about opportunity. Not just the opportunity of access to incredible educational experiences, but opportunity for me – and…

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