Grant-Funded Programs

Youth Rise

Academic Readiness and Career Pathways

The Youth Rise grant program helps out-of-school Passaic County youth between the ages of 16 – 24 to obtain a high school equivalency diploma, while increasing their life skills and preparing for college and career readiness. Stipends are provided to eligible participants during their time in the program.

 

Please Note: Students currently enrolled in these courses will be completing the classes online.  All future enrollments will be processed upon our return to in-person classes. (updated March 26, 2020)

  

Program Schedule

Monday – Friday

9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Program Components

High School Diploma Equivalency Exam

  • Prepare to the HS equivalency exam
  • Focuses on Math, Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies 
  • Student learn at their own pace

 

Career & Life Skills

  • Interviewing techniques
  • Resume writing
  • Navigating job search engines
  • Identifying a career interest
  • Navigating career paths
  • Identifying supports within the college
  • Financial Literacy
  • Goal Setting
  • Effective Communication

 

College Readiness

  • Improve basic skills
  • Assistance with navigating the college process 

 

Locations

We have two convenient locations on the campuses of Passaic County Community College. Contact us for more information and eligibility requirements for this no-cost program:

 

Passaic Academic Center

2 Paulison Avenue
Passaic NJ 07055

(973) 341-1634

 Wanaque Academic Center (free shuttle from the Paterson campus)

500 Union Avenue
Wanaque NJ 07420

(973) 248-3012

 

 

 

 

  

Documents & Forms

Youth Rise Program