Enrollment for the next session of the New Jersey Youth Corps program at Project Self-Sufficiency is under way.
The 16-week program launches in July 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 transition into a career, college or the military.
Project Self-Sufficiency will hold open houses for those interested to learn more about the New Jersey Youth Corps and to complete an application. Open houses will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 6 and at 5 p.m. Thursdays, June 1 and 8.
Project Self-Sufficiency is offering a $100 gift card to those who refer a young adult, ages 16-25, to the program. 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, ages 16-25, who have not completed high school. The program includes assessments, testing, job 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.
For information, call 973-940-3500.