Pregnant & Parenting Young Adults Get Help from Free Program
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 will be poised to move on to higher education, unsubsidized employment, occupational training, apprenticeships, or military service. The Bridges program will be operated on a year-round basis and be available to young men and women, ages 16 – 24, who reside in Morris County.
The Bridges to Employment program will operate Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; occasional Saturday sessions may be added, if needed. In addition to high school equivalency instruction, coursework will include employability skills training, community service, and work experience. Supplemental academic and counseling support will be available. Limited transportation assistance will be provided to participants as needed; students with access to their own transportation will be given a small stipend to defray travel expenses.
Eligibility for the Bridges to Employing Youth program will be based on age, pregnancy or parenting status, and education level. Academic services will be 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 will focus on employability skills and workplace experience.
The Bridges to Employing Youth Program is funded by the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development.
Online application available soon; call 973-940-3500 or 844-805-3500 to inquire about registration.