Pregnant & Parenting Young Adults Get Help from Free Program
High School Equivalency Instruction
Employability Skills Training
Limited Transportation Assistance
The Bridges to Employing Youth initiative assists pregnant and parenting young adults with a range of comprehensive supportive services while they work towards educational and employment goals during a 16-week program.
Program graduates are poised to move on to higher education, unsubsidized employment, occupational training, apprenticeships, or military service. The Bridges program is operated on a year-round basis and is available to young men and women, ages 16 – 24.
The Bridges to Employment program operates Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. In addition to high school equivalency instruction, coursework includes employability skills training, community service, and work experience. Supplemental academic and counseling support is available. Limited transportation assistance is provided to participants as needed; students with access to their own transportation are given a small stipend to defray travel expenses.
Eligibility for the Bridges to Employing Youth program is based on age, pregnancy or parenting status, and education level. Academic services are provided to those seeking their high school diploma as well as those who have already achieved a diploma but need basic skills remediation. Young adults who do not need educational services focus on employability skills and workplace experience.
The Bridges to Employing Youth Program is funded by the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development.
Apply online or call 973-940-3500 to register.