Youth Employment Services (YES) Program Assists out of school Hunterdon and Somerset Residents, ages 16-24, in finding work

Flemington, N.J.- The Youth Employment Services (YES) Program helps individuals

looking for a job and/or hoping to continue their education.

The Youth Employment Services (Y.E.S.) is a free program f unded by a

grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. T

he program identifies          out of school

youth and young adults between the ages of   16 and 24

who reside in Hunterdon or Somerset counties and are in need of

services. The program offers career training, case management, and a

workforce-training grant for vocational education up to $4,000. For those who

have dropped out of school, the YES program will assist them in obtaining their

High School Equivalency. The program also provides 12 months of follow-up

support, providing them with a case manager to foster leadership and maintain

progress of goals.

 

“When I started the YES program, I was a mom of a three-month-old baby.

The YES program gave me the tools I needed to get myself to where I wanted to

be in life. I am grateful for this program and to the people who worked with me,”

says Nicole T., former YES candidate.

It offers out-of school, struggling youth and young adults between the ages

of 16-24 an opportunity to get their life back on track with no expense to them.

The overall goal of the program is to provide youth and young adults with the

tools needed to become independent and reach their full potential. If you live in

Hunterdon or Somerset counties and want to learn more about the program and

see if you are eligible,

 

visit the website at

www.yestoworknj.org

or contact Susan

Rozycki at (908) 635-6456 for Hunterdon County and Kyle Vandenberg (908)

725-7223 for Somerset County.