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.

 

Program Structure

 

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

Paul Rebecca, Program Coordinator

prebecca@pccc.edu

973-341-1634

 

Wanaque Academic Center
500 Union Avenue
Wanaque NJ 07420

Genesis Rombola, Program Coordinator

grombola@pccc.edu

973-248-3012   

(Free Shuttle to Wanaque Campus from the main campus in Paterson)

Documents & Forms

Youth Rise Program