Enrollment for New Jersey Youth Corps is under way
Students in the New Jersey Youth Corps at Project Self-Sufficiency participate in a community service project.
NEWTON — Enrollment for the next session of the New Jersey Youth Corps program at Project Self-Sufficiency is underway. The 16-week program launches Monday, February Feb. 25, at Project Self-Sufficiency. The New Jersey Youth Corps 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 transition into a career, college or the military. Interested participants are invited to attend an Open House at Project Self-Sufficiency to learn more about the New Jersey Youth Corps and to complete an application. Open Houses will be held on Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m., Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12 and 19, and on Thursdays, 9-10 a.m., Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, and 21. In addition, 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. In order to receive the gift card, referred individuals must enroll in the program, complete the two-week orientation and be inducted into the program. 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 receive a stipend of $100 per week, based on attendance for the full week. Free transportation is provided. Childcare is also provided free of charge at the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center. 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 call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500. To register for the New Jersey Youth Corps at Project Self-Sufficiency, or to find out more about other programs and services offered by Project Self-Sufficiency, visit www.projectselfsufficiency.org.