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SOURCE Encourage an “A” Program Inspires RBR Students To Succeed Academically

RBR seniors participating in the Encourage and "A" program


SOURCE Encourage an “A” Program Inspires RBR Students To Succeed Academically

Fifty RBR students were recently treated to an Italian dinner at the New Corner Pizzeria in Red Bank, where they were also showered with assorted gift cards to stores popular with teens. Other gifts included Go Pros, BEAT headphones, Google Chromebook lap tops and even 32” LED TVs.  The value of the gift grew in proportion to the number of A’s these students earned on their third marking period report card. The event was part of the RBR SOURCE sponsored Encourage an “A” academic incentive program now in its 12th year of operation. All gifts are financed through fundraising efforts of the Source Foundation.


RBR SOURCE Director Suzanne Keller was very happy this year’s event included many seniors who continued to work hard to earn good marks at a time in their high school career, when senioritis could be affecting their work habits. “These students will continue their desire to achieve academically as they transition to college.”


She adds, “We try to pull the kids into this program when they are freshmen, so they see the opportunity for success among their peers and return year after year. I think the program makes them realize that they can do it; with proper study habits, organizational skills and the desire to achieve, they too can be successful and reap this kind of reward.”

The SOURCE’s mission is “To remove all obstacles that impede the success of young people in the community.”  This is accomplished by offering services free of charge to students and their families including; individual, group and family counseling, preventative medical and dental care, academic support, scholarship opportunities, and recreational and cultural events