Audible “Project Listen Up” Support for Newark Schools

Celebrating 20 years since the launch of the Audible service and 10 years of being headquartered in Newark, Audible is providing all 15,000 or so Newark high school students and teachers a year of Audible membership, more than 150 titles identified by Newark educators and Audible experts, a Fire 7-inch tablet and headphones.

“Audible is a better company and a better place to work because of our decision to move to Newark ten years ago and include so many Newark high school and college students and Newark-born and educated people as our paid interns and employees,” Don said in the news release. “As our interns who get free access to Audible memberships already know, students, parents, and teachers consistently tell us how powerfully listening to Audible has made a difference – whether it engenders a lasting love of stories, builds active vocabulary, helps with academics, or simply allows people to fit more books into their lives.”

The initiative, called Project Listen Up, launched with a special event at Technology High School in the North Ward on Nov. 29. Read about the event and view photos in ROI-NJ.