Little Silver, NJ - On Friday, May 7, The SOURCE, Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) School-Based Youth Services Program will hold a Cocktail Party from 7 to 10 pm at the home of Arthur and Jan Murphy at 117 Prospect Avenue in Red Bank. Mr. Murphy is a member of the Red Bank governing council. Proceeds will benefit The SOURCE programs. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at the door the night of the event or ordered in advanced by calling The SOURCE director, Gilda Rogers at 732-842-8000, ext. The event will be catered by Racioppi’s Kitchen of Red Bank.

Ms. Rogers states of this year’s event, “We are very grateful to the Murphy’s for opening their lovely home for our year-end event to support The SOURCE programs We are planning an elegant evening of music, great food, in a beautiful setting to benefit a wonderful cause. We hope many members of the community will join us as we celebrate ten years of service to the Red Bank Regional community.”

The SOURCE maintains a staff of eight clinicians, which operates very effective programs to help remove obstacles that could impede a student’s educational success including tutoring, and counseling services.  “Encourage an A”, sponsored by the United Way and the Source Foundation awards students with gift prizes for receiving at least two A’s and no failing grades by the third marking period of the school year. The Junior College Workshop, a partnership with the guidance department and Pilgrim Baptist Church in Red Bank, helps navigate minority students through the complicated college application process. The program provides SAT PREP courses for students and culminates with a New Jersey college bus tour.  Boy’s 2 Men encourages young men to consider the responsibilities of adulthood, while Girl’s Night Out seeks to empower young women in a social, festive atmosphere. The staff also provides college scholarships to graduating RBR seniors who have demonstrated great improvement during their high school careers.

The SOURCE also operates several summer programs. Summer Slam aids eighth graders’ transition into the high school with less anxiety. The Summer Leadership Institute encourages students with leadership potential to be more active in school and community-service programs, while promoting academic success.

For more information on The SOURCE visit the RBR website at rbrhs.org. The SOURCE is a 501 © 3 non-profit organization. Charitable donations are tax-deductible.