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High School Equivalency Training Program for Teens and Young Adults

New Jersey Youth Corps Starts in September

Newton, NJ (August 10, 2023) – Enrollment for the next session of the New Jersey Youth Corps program at Project Self-Sufficiency is underway.  The sixteen-week program launches in September and gives those who have not completed high school the opportunity to boost their literacy skills, prepare for the high school equivalency exam, obtain on-the-job work experience, and obtain three college credits at Sussex County Community College.  After the program, students are poised to transition into a career, college, or the military.

Participants in the New Jersey Youth Corps must be Sussex or Warren County residents, aged 16 – 25, who have not completed high school.  The program includes assessments, testing, employability skills training, life skills workshops, academic instruction, community service projects, field trips, and counseling services.  Program participants will prepare for the high school equivalency examination and have the opportunity to receive a weekly stipend based on attendance for the full week.  Free transportation is provided. 

Project Self-Sufficiency is offering a $100 gift card to those who refer a young adult, ages 16 – 25, to the New Jersey Youth Corps training and education program.  To receive the gift card, referred individuals must enroll in the program, complete the two-week orientation, and be inducted into the program.

The New Jersey Youth Corps, which is funded by the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, is also in operation at sites around the state, including Camden, Elizabeth, Jersey City, New Brunswick, Newark, Paterson, Phillipsburg, Pleasantville, Trenton, and Vineland.  Those who are interested in learning more about the New Jersey Youth Corps at Project Self-Sufficiency are encouraged to enroll online or by calling 973-940-3500. 

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