New Jersey Youth Corps to start in March

Young Life. Project Self-Sufficiency have set open houses for high school equivalency training programs for teens and young adults. There also will be a $100 gift card for referring a student. For information call 973-940-3400.

24 Jan 2020 | 03:17

Enrollment for the next session of the New Jersey Youth Corps program at Project Self-Sufficiency is underway.

The 16-week program launches Monday, March 9, 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. 28 and Feb. 4 and 11, and on Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m., Jan. 22 and 29, and Feb. 5 and 12.

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 have the opportunity to receive a weekly stipend 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.