April 14 -- Session 2 is in the books. Students resumed prep on their team collections and made decisions for fabric and finishing that they will complete in the subsequent classes. 


Next week will also include a visit from Digital Media Artist Neil Anthony who will provide hands-on instruction on professional techniques to capture their collections in preparation for showcase at their public exhibit. 


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Gearing up for our Spring Session Young Entrepreneurs Media Arts Academy!  

Presented by


Beyond Expectations and First Baptist Church of Trenton will continue our partnership with Hummingbird Arts Studio for this Spring Session. We will focus on the business of Art and Design under the direction and instruction of professional facilitators from the art and digital media industries. 

Over the 5 week session, students will work on a planning project for a mock client where they will be introduced to the Upcycling Business which fuses Art with the Recycling of discarded materials, clothes, and furniture -- giving them new life and value. They will also learn techniques of product photography used by industry professionals to capture the optimal images for display and/or sale.

The Academy will culminate with a LIVE Exhibit of their finished pieces allowing students to experience the business of curating their own work.


"This project has been proudly supported by Roma Bank Community Foundation and Investors Foundation."

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Schools & Community Collaborative


March 28 -- Beyond Expectations had an opportunity to participate in the Gregory School Stakeholder Meeting hosted by the principal Michael Rosenberg. Local businesses and community organizations were represented around the table as well as attendees from the Mayor's and Superintendent's office. 

The meeting was followed by Listening Tour conducted by Superintendent Dr. Frederick McDowell, Jr. 

Ideal venue to connect and share ideas on how we can show collaborative support for our students, parents, teachers, and schools. 

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Read Across America 2018

March 2 -- Yep, there was a storm brewing outside but we made our way to volunteer at the 3rd Annual Read Across America event hosted by the Center for Child & Family Achievement


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Wrapping up 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 Grounds for Sculpture along with shirts, sweaters and ties provided by Hamilton Horizons Federal Credit Union. It was a great way to spend our last day of service for the year sorting and wrapping the items that were delivered to First Baptist Church of Trenton for children and families in need this holiday season.  

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

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Former Student Chental Song-Bembry Featured on Princeton TV

Chental has continued to excel since her first days a media student with Beyond Expectations Television. She returned during her spring break from college to facilitate a leadership class with our older teens. 

She also made time to stop by Princeton Television studios for a one-on-one interview with our Director, Ms. Leontyne Anglin, host of "In the C-Suite".  Check out the show and see what Chental has been up to and what's next on her Media journey!  (Skip to the 13:00 minute mark to see where she's been featured!!)

Connect with Chental >> 


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