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New Jersey Youth Corps Seeks High School Drop Outs

High school drop outs can earn their diploma and much more through the New Jersey Youth Corps at Project Self-Sufficiency. Credits: Rob Yaskovic

Enrollment for the next session of the New Jersey Youth Corps program at Project Self-Sufficiency is underway.  The sixteen-week program launches on February 26th 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 students are invited to attend an Open House to learn more about the program; Open Houses will be held at 5:00 p.m. on January 9th, 18th, 25th and 30th.


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


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.


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 973-940-3510.  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


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