Campaign Strategy 

Starting with the high school class of 2020, the campaign will work with 36 low performing school districts in 36 cities, in 28 states, to develop a 5-year collaborative plan based on the 100% Graduation Rate Program model to annually:

  • Lower High School Drop-out rates by 2% or more
  • Reduce the number of children involved in the juvenile justice system by 10%
  • Expand the number of high school students employed by 10 %
  • Improve High School Graduation Rates by 5% or more
  • Increase College Enrollment for Males by 10%
  • Reduce the number of teen pregnancies by 20%
  • Increase the number of computers per school by 10%
  • Reduce the number of out-of-school suspensions by 20% for 3rd to 12th graders
  • Increase 4th to 8th Grade Students Reading proficiency scores by 10%
  • Increase 4th to 8th Grade Students Math proficiency scores by 10%
  • Increase 4th to 8th Grade Students Science proficiency scores by 10%
  • Increase High School Students In Advance Math, Science and English Classes by 10%

How you can get involved

Below is a list of the 36 target cities. If you live in these cities, and would like to participate in the campaign, please fill out this form, and we will contact you within 24 hours with all the information you need.

Please, note the final dates and locations will be announced, after NJ MED’s Annual Board Meeting on January 20, 2020.



Date                                        Location                                       

September, 2020               New York, New York                      

October, 2020                     Baltimore, Maryland                       

November, 2020                Washington, D.C                             

December, 2020                New Orleans, Louisiana                 

January, 2021                     Atlanta, Georgia                              

February, 2021                   Memphis, Tennessee                     

March, 2021                       Detroit, Michigan                           

April, 2021                         Cleveland, Ohio                               

May, 2021                          Chicago, Illinois                               

June, 2021                          Denver, Colorado                             

July, 2021                           Albuquerque, New Mexico            

August, 2021                     Los Angles, California                     



September, 2021              Long Beach, California                   

October, 2021                   Oakland, California                          

November, 2021               Las Vegas, Nevada     

December, 2021                Houston, Texas                              

January, 2022                   Dallas, Texas                                

February, 2022                  San Antonio, Texas                        

March, 2022                      Miami, Florida                                

April, 2022                         Milwaukee, Wisconsin                     

May, 2022                         St. Louis, Missouri                          

June, 2022                        Hartford, Connecticut                        

July, 2022                         Boston, Massachusetts                    

August, 2022                    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania         



September, 2022               San Francisco, California                 

October, 2022                    Fresno, California                             

November, 2022                Phoenix, Arizona                             

December, 2022                Gary, Indiana                                   

January, 2023                    Warren County, Kentucky               

February, 2023                  Cincinnati, Ohio                               

March, 2023                      Broward County, Florida                   

April, 2023                        Richland, South Carolina                   

May, 2023                        Charlotte, North Carolina                   

June, 2023                       Richmond, Virginia                           

July, 2023                        Newark, New Jersey                         

August, 2023                   Camden, New Jersey