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So thankful to Aubrey Kauffman for his recent donation to our year-end campaign. Because of your support, more deserving...
12/31/2019

So thankful to Aubrey Kauffman for his recent donation to our year-end campaign. Because of your support, more deserving students will be able to participate in our 2020 Young Entrepreneurs Media Arts Academy.

Thanks so much for your support!!!

** We're getting closer to our 2019 year-end goal!! **

Beyond Expectations is in the midst of expanding our #STEM / #STEAM initiatives through media arts, technology, and youth entrepreneurship.

#GivingTuesday was a great time to kick off efforts to help us secure new equipment and resources to reach even more deserving youth!

Kindly consider a set $ contribution or any amount that you can comfortably share...


https://bit.ly/2Ybn0zX

So thankful to Wayne C. Wilson for his recent donation to our year-end campaign. Because of his support, we will able to...
12/30/2019

So thankful to Wayne C. Wilson for his recent donation to our year-end campaign. Because of his support, we will able to secure new Tello Quadcopters to grow our S.T.E.M. Program in 2020 to reach even more deserving youth. Thanks so much Wayne!!!

** We're getting closer to our 2019 year-end goal!! **

Beyond Expectations is in the midst of expanding our #STEM / #STEAM initiatives through media arts, technology, and youth entrepreneurship.

#GivingTuesday was a great time to kick off efforts to help us secure new equipment and resources to reach even more deserving youth!

Kindly consider a set $ contribution or any amount that you can comfortably share...


https://bit.ly/2Ybn0zX

So thankful to Ida Miles, Reid Oshiro and Bryan Horsford for their recent donations to our year-end campaign. Because of...
12/30/2019

So thankful to Ida Miles, Reid Oshiro and Bryan Horsford for their recent donations to our year-end campaign. Because of their support, deserving students will able to participate in our 2020 Young Entrepreneurs Media Arts Academy. Thanks so much for your support!!!

** We're getting closer to our 2019 year-end goal!! **

Beyond Expectations is in the midst of expanding our #STEM / #STEAM initiatives through media arts, technology, and youth entrepreneurship.

#GivingTuesday was a great time to kick off efforts to help us secure new equipment and resources to reach even more deserving youth!

Kindly consider a set $ contribution or any amount that you can comfortably share...


https://bit.ly/2Ybn0zX

** We're getting closer to our 2019 year-end goal!! ** Beyond Expectations is in the midst of expanding our #STEM / #STE...
12/15/2019

** We're getting closer to our 2019 year-end goal!! **

Beyond Expectations is in the midst of expanding our #STEM / #STEAM initiatives through media arts, technology, and youth entrepreneurship.

#GivingTuesday was a great time to kick off efforts to help us secure new equipment and resources to reach even more deserving youth!

Kindly consider a set $ contribution or any amount that you can comfortably share...


https://bit.ly/2Ybn0zX

Gearing up for Beyond Expectations Summer Young Entrepreneurs & Careers Academy with an early introduction to careers in...
05/30/2019

Gearing up for Beyond Expectations Summer Young Entrepreneurs & Careers Academy with an early introduction to careers in commercial and corporate aviation.

Memorial Day holiday provided an ideal opportunity to discuss service to community with fixed wing pilots from the Civil Air Patrol. The day wrapped with an exciting private tour for students from Sprout U, School Of The Arts inside the airport hangar courtesy of Signature Flight.

Special thanks to Princetel CEO Barry Zhang for his leadership and assistance with organizing such a memorable day. Thankful as well for Capt. Shelley Ewalt, Lt. Jim O'Connor, and 1st Lt. Commander Rob McClellan for their time and long standing commitment to youth.

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#youthentrepreneurship #careers #aviation #SignatureFlight #NJWingCAP #communityservice #memorialday #youthleadership #STEM #STEAM #aerospace #SproutUschoolofthearts #BeyondExpectations

Princetel, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of fiber optic rotary joints and electric slip rings used in robotic vehicles,...
04/01/2019

Princetel, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of fiber optic rotary joints and electric slip rings used in robotic vehicles, biomedical systems, wind turbines, submarines, drones, and HD broadcasting systems including the SkyCam Wildcat that provided aerial on-field action at the Super Bowl!!

Students were fascinated to experience the manufacturing process firsthand and meet the engineering team during an onsite tour of the innovative technological facility. The day ended with an in-depth panel discussion with senior executives who took their time to answer each and every question from their inquisitive minds…

Thanks to CEO Barry Zhang, Bryan Horsford, Todd Lehman, Michael O’Boyle and Michael Sheridan for continuing to demonstrate Princetel's genuine commitment to youth and community.

#youthleadership #socialresponsibility #STEM #STEAM #publicprivatepartnerships #schoolcommunitypartnerships #BeyondExpectations #SproutUSchooloftheArts

This was a special weekend for twenty middle school students (grades 6-8) who completed our Introduction to Television S...
02/25/2019

This was a special weekend for twenty middle school students (grades 6-8) who completed our Introduction to Television Studio Production Workshop offered at the Sprout U School of the Arts.

They did a phenomenal job hosting and producing 4 brand new episodes for Beyond Expectations TV (BETV) -- in front of a LIVE studio audience!

Sincere thanks to the awesome group of business owners and business leaders who served as featured guests for each segment:

- Barry Zhang, CEO, Princetel

- Chee Bravo Multimedia Artist

- Autin Wright International Sculptor

- Diane Ciccone and Carol Hill, Trenton Museum Society

- Chental-Song Bembry, Author, Entrepreneur, and former
Beyond Expectations student who returned after graduating from Hampton University and completing a recent internship at ABC World News Tonight with David Muir.

Special thanks also to Riverview Studios CEO Jim Parker for your longtime partnership and continuing to make the state-of-the art broadcast production facility accessible for our students to learn invaluable skills.

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#youthmedia #lifeskills #collaboration #business #entrepreneurship #beyondexpectationstv-

#GivingTuesday is a great way to welcome the holiday season and support media, arts, and youth entrepreneurship.>> www.b...
11/27/2018

#GivingTuesday is a great way to welcome the holiday season and support media, arts, and youth entrepreneurship.

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Sincere thanks Reggie V Brown for your continued support!“What Happened to the Playbook?”My book is out!! Just in time f...
11/22/2018

Sincere thanks Reggie V Brown for your continued support!

“What Happened to the Playbook?”

My book is out!! Just in time for #GivingTuesday for an awesome youth organization Beyond Expectations Fans that I’ve been connected with for more than 10 years!

Learn more...www.greatdaytobealive.net

FINAL SUMMER SCULPT EXHIBIT SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 @ 3:30 PM@ ARTWORKS VISUAL MEDIA ARTS CENTERFEATURED INSTRUCTOR: RENOWNE...
08/25/2018

FINAL SUMMER SCULPT EXHIBIT SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 @ 3:30 PM

@ ARTWORKS VISUAL MEDIA ARTS CENTER

FEATURED INSTRUCTOR: RENOWNED ARTIST Clifford Ward

08/12/2018
3D Summer Sculpt -- Behind the Scenes ...

Go behind the scenes with our amazing students working hard in preparation for their 3D Summer Sculpt Final Exhibit @Artworks Main Gallery under the direction of awesome Sculptor/Painter Autin Wright!

Also ... brand new workshop w/ renowned Sculptor Clifford Ward just announced >> www.beyondexp.net/blog

Beyond Expectations 3D Summer Sculpt Workshop at Artworks Trenton is off to a great start!We're fortunate to have renown...
07/24/2018

Beyond Expectations 3D Summer Sculpt Workshop at Artworks Trenton is off to a great start!

We're fortunate to have renowned Sculptor & Painter Autin Wright from the Johnson Atelier Institute of Sculpture leading the way ...

Final Exhibit: Saturday, July 28th

CHECK OUT MORE BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE >> beyondexp.net/blog

#sculpture #youth #art #partnerships

05/31/2018
Young Entrepreneurs Media Arts Academy (Spring Session) - Highlights

What a great way to wrap our Spring Young Entrepreneurs Media Arts Academy with an exclusive Grounds For Sculpture Exhibit!

The business focus for this session was "Upcycling" which fuses #Art and Recycling to provide discarded items with new life and value.

Thanks to awesome Fine Artist April Zay for leading the instruction; Sculptor Autin Wright and Commercial Photographer Neil Anthony for facilitating sessions; Photographer Joseph Baldwin for capturing images during the exhibit; and Nancy Schomburg of Grounds for Sculpture for collaborating w/ us once again on another memorable experience our students won't soon forget...

Final project highlights >> www.beyondexp.net/blog

Our Young Entrepreneurs Media Arts Academy is underway!Over the 5-week session, students are introduced to the "Upcyclin...
04/23/2018

Our Young Entrepreneurs Media Arts Academy is underway!

Over the 5-week session, students are introduced to the "Upcycling" business which fuses Art with the Recycling of furniture and other materials -- giving them new life and value.

Working in teams, they are planning and designing their individual collections.

This Spring Session will culminate with a LIVE exhibit of their finished pieces allowing students to experience the process of curating their work.

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03/11/2018

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Yep, a storm was brewing but Beyond Expectations still made our way to volunteer at the 3rd Annual Read Across America e...
03/11/2018

Yep, a storm was brewing but Beyond Expectations still made our way to volunteer at the 3rd Annual Read Across America event led by Wanda Webster Stansbury at the Center for Child and Family Achievement. Had a great time again this year!

Winding down 2017 with our annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive!It's an ideal opportunity that we use each each year to forge ...
12/01/2017

Winding down 2017 with our annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive!

It's an ideal opportunity that we use each each year to forge connections between community, volunteers, and local organizations.

Hundreds of warm coats and socks were donated by our phenomenal partner #GroundsforSculpture along with shirts, sweaters and ties provided by #HamiltonHorizonsCreditUnion.

It was a great way to spend our last day of service for the year sorting and wrapping the items that were delivered to #FirstBaptistChurchofTrenton for children and families in need this holiday season.

Thanks to our awesome, dedicated team of volunteers who continue year after year to give of their time in service to others.

We're kicking off another season of service this #GivingTuesday! Every charitable gift makes a difference in the lives o...
11/29/2017

We're kicking off another season of service this #GivingTuesday!

Every charitable gift makes a difference in the lives of amazingly talented (and often overlooked) teens as they transition to adulthood.

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The very last session of the jam-packed day 6 of the Young Entrepreneurs Media Academy was all about the money. Saving, ...
07/21/2017

The very last session of the jam-packed day 6 of the Young Entrepreneurs Media Academy was all about the money. Saving, planning, and making solid financial decisions.

Students had an opportunity to hear a virtual podcast session from Former NFL player Marques Ogden, CEO Ogden Speaking Academy, who shared advice and financial lessons learned from growing his successful business following his days playing professional football.

Cindy Rein-Zima, CEO of Hamilton Horizons Federal Credit Union, closed out the facilitator presentations with an indepth "Smart Start for Kids" session that included the process of opening accounts, calculating bank balances, pros and cons of loans, and understanding credit scores.

The workshop wrapped with hands-on instruction with every student on how to correctly complete bank deposit/withdrawal slips and a discussion on avoiding the pitfalls of incurring college debt through the use of secured credit cards.

Students were totally excited for a surprise appearance by Moola the Cash Cow during the closing certificate presentations!

Special thanks to the entire team at Hamilton Horizons Federal Credit Union and members of BNI Mercer-Driven for their Beyond Expectations giveaways drive collecting items throughout the month that were stuffed in backpacks provided by the New Jersey Credit Union League and given to each student for successfully completing the week-long Academy.

Your ongoing partnership and support is sincerely appreciated!

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The ability to communicate effectively was a theme that was reiterated throughout our Young Entrepreneurs Media Academy....
07/21/2017

The ability to communicate effectively was a theme that was reiterated throughout our Young Entrepreneurs Media Academy. During the final session on day 6 Erica Blocker Gordon, Podcaster, Host of Moms with Dreams Show, and frequent speaker at podcast events across the country, gave students a firsthand glance at the power of using their voices.

Students received instruction on the latest technology, tools, and equipment to run a successful podcast. They were then given a step-by-step written exercise on what it takes to launch and get the podcast off the ground to ultimately reach audiences in the US and internationally.

The session wrapped with a brief impromptu interview to demonstrate the importance of host and guest preparation prior to going 'on air.'

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Professional networking is a piece of cake for some and a daunting task for others. Either way, it's an essential skill ...
07/21/2017

Professional networking is a piece of cake for some and a daunting task for others. Either way, it's an essential skill that entrepreneurs ultimately need to master to grow their businesses.

Former NFL Player Reggie "Truck" Brown, who ended his 9 year football career with the Philadelphia Eagles, knows all about growing a massive team. As a CEO and motivational speaker he has forged countless professional partnerships and addressed audiences of 50,000+ people across the US and abroad since his days in the league. www.greatdaytobealive.net

Under his enthusiastic direction on the final day of our Young Entrepreneurs Media Academy, students were tasked to write a personal introduction that could be used in professional settings. The session wrapped with a simulated business card exchange to put their intros into practice.

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Entrepreneurs spend long hours running their businesses, attending meetings, negotiating, and closing deals. They often,...
07/20/2017

Entrepreneurs spend long hours running their businesses, attending meetings, negotiating, and closing deals. They often, however, neglect to pencil themselves into their own schedules to rejuvenate.

Awesome Yoga Teacher Donna Hutchinson helped kick off the final day of the Young Entrepreneurs Media Academy with simple stretches and techniques to keep their bodies and minds energized. She also took time to show the students how to get still and quiet, particularly useful with the stressful situations they may face in their every day lives at school or at home.

She left students with a final message that they can use yoga to help stay positive but they can also use it to just have fun.

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The final sessions of our Young Entrepreneurs Media Academy focused on effective Communication skills.To kickoff day 5, ...
07/19/2017

The final sessions of our Young Entrepreneurs Media Academy focused on effective Communication skills.

To kickoff day 5, award winning children's book author Anthony Tucker made time in his schedule to travel from Harlem to lend his expertise. He used a unique approach of a TED Talk format creating a 2-4 minute written presentation to help students begin to develop their own personal stories which they shared in front of the group. He tied the exercise to the underlying theme of his book, "A Rocky Start", which demonstrates the importance of finishing what you start.

The session wrapped with a brief discussion on illustrating decisions, publishing options, and the recent news that his book has been added to the prestigious Schomburg Collection in New York City.
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Day 5 -- Creating handcrafted jewelry is becoming somewhat of a lost art. Thankfully Artist April Zay, owner of Hummingb...
07/17/2017

Day 5 -- Creating handcrafted jewelry is becoming somewhat of a lost art. Thankfully Artist April Zay, owner of Hummingbird Arts Studio, helped students experience the joy of bringing their innate creativity to life.

She shared her journey after graduating from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City working as a graphic designer for high end companies, ultimately outgrowing her home studio to celebrating her 10 year anniversary with the opening of a new full service design studio in Hamilton, NJ. www.hummingbird-arts.com

She provided an overview of the Arts & Design business offering suggestions for leveraging online sites like Etsy as an initial venue to get their products to market. During the immersive hands-on session that followed, students had an opportunity to create their own jewelry including pendants, earrings, and bracelets.

PR & Branding Expert Shakira Brown closed out the day with a discussion on Branding.

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Teaching young people about the principles of business is one thing. Helping them think about creating their own family ...
07/16/2017

Teaching young people about the principles of business is one thing. Helping them think about creating their own family traditions opens their minds even more.

That's exactly what happened when Kim Osterhoudt, Founder & CEO of Jams by Kim and semifinalist on Centric TV's Queen Boss, led her "Jam Session" on day 4 of the Young Entrepreneurs Media Academy. Students had the opportunity to make their own jam from local fresh blueberries, learn how to combine creativity with tradition, and how she grew her authentic artisanal food company from 1 to 44 original flavors.

As the president of NAWBO Central Jersey, she shared more indepth business knowledge of SafeServ regulations, nutritional information, pricing, and the process of marketing products at Farmers Markets across the state as well as exclusive Christmas Shoppes for the holidays.

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Our Young Entrepreneurs Media Academy provided yet another opportunity to tap into our ongoing partnership with the Grou...
07/15/2017

Our Young Entrepreneurs Media Academy provided yet another opportunity to tap into our ongoing partnership with the Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.

Students enjoyed a customized docent tour at the beautiful grounds with our great Tour Guide Barbara Essig who walked them through the history of its founder, the artists, as well as the business aspects of operating, marketing and promoting the 42 acres of landscaped grounds to the public -- which attracts 150,000+ visitors a year.

Great working with Nancy Schomburg again on another wonderful program.

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