Making a difference

Newark Man creates a safe haven for youth in his community

Coram, a 24-year-old Newark native, is the co-founder of Be-Bold after-school program in Newark, NJ, where he advises, tutors and trains children. However, Coram was not always

He acquainted himself with the wrong crowds, and steered away from school. His life changed when his girlfriend underwent an abortion and was administered a high dose of anesthesia, leaving her brain dead. After 30 days of beatheing from a tube, the hospital transferred her to hospice, where she later died.  Coram states, “ experience is the best teacher,” which led him to become a role model for the youth in his community. 

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