SOMERVILLE, N.J., June 14, 2022 – To recognize Juneteenth, and in support of local minority-owned business, Somerville law firm Lyons & Associates, P.C. announces it has partnered with the nonprofit Grades4life, Somerset Community Action Program (SCAP) and Rally Youth Sports on a summer basketball program for area youths.
During each week of the six-week program, Lyons & Associates, Grades4life, and their partners will reward youth participants for their academic and social achievements. Points earned through the Grades4life app will be redeemable for food and services at a handful of minority-owned businesses including a bakery, a restaurant, and a mobile gaming arcade. The program, called “Join in Juneteenth,” is open to children ages 6-13, and will be held at Rally Youth Sports’ gymnasium, 3 Chapel Drive in Somerset, N.J.
“When the opportunity arose to partner with Grades4life to mark Juneteenth, we felt this was a fitting way to put compassion into practice by supporting the community,” said Terry Lyons, managing partner of Lyons & Associates. “Giving children something active to do during the summer while rewarding them for doing it – and helping local, minority-owned businesses too – seemed like a win-win-win.”
The participating businesses offering rewards sponsored by Lyons & Associates are:
- BAM Deserts 1830 Easton Ave., Somerset, N.J.
- Slime Land 117 Woodbridge Center Dr., Woodbridge Township, N.J.
- Ruby Ke Kitchen Se 1020 Amboy Ave., Edison, N.J.
- Candy with a Twist 288 Lincoln Blvd., Unit D, Middlesex, N.J.
- Thundertruck Entertainment (mobile)
- Soul Child
Minority-owned businesses that would like to become involved and offer rewards should visit the Grades4life.
Grades4life is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to facilitating programs and technology for local schools, organizations, and communities. Its goal is to provide additional opportunities for success by working through the local community and partnerships. Grades4life works with schools, organizations, businesses, and communities with a host of programs that foster engagement in positive social and academic activities.
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About Lyons & Associates
Lyons & Associates, P.C. specializes in family and matrimonial law, elder law, estate planning, criminal law, and complex litigation. The firm has a satellite office in Morristown, N.J., and will be opening a second satellite office in Freehold, N.J. this summer. For more information, call 908-495-6687 or contact us online.