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New Jersey Heroes Honored For Good Deeds

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Camden, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Mary Pat Christie has been traveling the state honoring New Jersey Heroes since the start of Governor Christie’s first term. She describes a NJ Hero as an “ordinary NJ citizen doing extraordinary things for their communities.”

Mrs. Christie honored the 26th NJ Hero, Executive Director of Urban Promise Jodina Hicks. Hicks talked more about what her program offers to kids and teens in Camden, New Jersey.

“Urban Promise provides in-school and out-of-school educational, life skills, leadership and safe place development of children and teens throughout the city of Camden. Camden can be very segregated and very isolating to live here especially in our very poor neighborhoods so we hire 80-90 teenagers every year and have them working in our after school programs and summer camps as mentors and leaders to the children,” Hicks explained.

Hicks explained that the location of her program really makes a difference because Camden is a troubled city. She is proud to help those in the community who could use a helping hand is honored to be one of New Jersey’s Heroes!

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