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Project Graduation Permission Slip

Click here to view and/or download the updated permission form for Project Graduation 2022.

As you may know, the goal of Project Graduation has always been to provide a safe environment for our Senior Class on their Graduation Night. It was created as a result of seven alcohol and other drug related teen deaths during the commencement season in 1979.

Linden’s Mayor’s Youth Commission has hosted Project Graduation for over 25 years. The pandemic kept us from hosting Project Graduation for the last two graduating classes, and it is finally time to get back to our usual traditions! Because the Class of 2022 missed so much time together in the last few years, this celebration will be special.

Please support this special celebration for the Linden High School Class of 2022 by donating here.

We thank you for your anticipated donations helping us provide a safe environment in which our seniors can celebrate Graduation together…. safe and sober.

Sandy Jackson, President of the Mayor’s Youth Commission

The Easter Bunny Is Back!

Mayor Derek Armstead, Linden City Council, The Mayor’s Youth Commission, The Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services, and the Department of Public Property invite you to wave to the Easter Bunny!

On Saturday, April 9th, 2022, the Easter Bunny will be on Wood Avenue at 12pm. Then, the Easter Bunny will be cruising around through the Wards as follows:

  • Wards 9 & 10 from 1pm until 2pm
  • Wards 1, 2 & 3 from 2pm until 3pm
  • Wards 4, 5 & 8 from 3pm until 4pm
  • Wards 7 & 6 from 4pm until 5pm.

Click here view and/or download the flyer for this event.

2022 Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

In celebration of Easter, Mayor Armstead, the Mayor’s Youth Commission, the Department of Public Property and the Linden Department of Parks and Recreation are hosting the Annual Citywide Easter Egg Hunt!

  • Who: For children ages 12 and under.
  • When: April 16th, 2022 @ 11am sharp!
  • Where: @ Wilson Park by the Sumit Terrace side, behind the High School Academy Building.
  • How: Just show up! Please bring your own Easter basket or a bag will be provided.

Project Graduation!

The future is exciting……and it is time to plan Project Graduation!!

As you may know, the goal of Project Graduation has always been to provide a safe environment for our Senior Class on their Graduation Night. It was created as a result of seven alcohol and other drug related teen deaths during the commencement season in 1979.

Linden’s Mayor’s Youth Commission has hosted Project Graduation for over 25 years. The pandemic kept us from hosting Project Graduation for the last two graduating classes, and it is finally time to get back to our usual traditions! Because the Class of 2022 missed so much time together in the last few years, this celebration will be special.

Please support this special celebration for the Linden High School Class of 2022 by donating here.

We thank you for your anticipated donations helping us provide a safe environment in which our seniors can celebrate Graduation together…. safe and sober.

Sandy Jackson, President of the Mayor’s Youth Commission

Donations for School Supplies

Help the Linden Students kick off the next school year with some fresh school supplies! Please consider donating supplies from the Amazon wish list is available here. Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the J.T.G. Center 330 Helen St, Monday –Friday between the hours of 9am – 4pm. Evenings and weekends donations can be brought to any Linden Fire House. Thank you for your anticipated support of our youth.

Easter Goody Bag Winners

In celebration of Easter, Mayor Armstead, the Mayor’s Youth Commission, and the Linden Department of Parks and Recreation hosted an Easter Goody Bag Grab & Go on March 30th and March 31st. Previously, they’ve hosted Easter Egg Hunts for the youth; however, due to COVID-19, the event could not be held.

Wanting to spread cheer and not leave the children at bay, they improvised and hosted the Goody Bag Grab & Go. There were three eggs in the goody bags that had raffle tickets in them.

Our three lucky raffle winners were Tyler Caldwell, Coraliy Betances, and Eva Ribeiro. They each won $25 Visa gift cards donated by Phillips 66.

Congratulations to our winners!

Linden High School 2021 Graduation Celebration Fundraising

The Class of 2021 has been faced with many challenges this School year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes have been held virtually, students have not been able to participate fully with extracurricular activities and have not been able to socialize with their friends. 

This year we are hoping that we will be able to host another Post Graduation Celebration that is “Uplifting and Inspirational” for our graduates. Something that they will look back on and remember their senior year in a positive way. 

Please consider donating to the Youth Commission and help us plan a “special celebration” for the Class of 2021. Click here to make a donation online, or mail your donation to Linden Mayor’s Youth Commission, 301 N. Wood Ave, Linden, NJ 07036

We thank you for your anticipated support in helping us provide a safe environment in which our seniors can celebrate Graduation together…. safe and sober.

Click here to view and/or download the complete fundraising letter.

Sandy Jackson, President of the Mayor’s Youth Commission

Annual Citywide Easter Goody Bag Grab & Go

Mayor Derek Armstead, the Mayor’s Youth Commission and the Department of Parks & Recreation proudly host this year’s annual Citywide Easter Goody Bag Grab & Go, with prizes courtesy of Phillips 66.

For more information, please call 908-474-8600.

Please click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

Cooking With Your Child Challenge!

Dear Linden Residents,

Has staying home tested the limits of your cooking skills? Limit yourself no more and join Mayor Armstead in the cooking with your child challenge! No bars held; the kitchen holds no limitations. Expand your imagination with your child and create history in the kitchen.

There’s no time like bonding time. So why not join the fun? You’ve been challenged!

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 19, 2021

Cooking With Your Child Challenge

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