Visit The YE2S Center on YouTube to see videos we?ve captured as we have grown. Highlighted events from our history include the Let's Move! Newark campaign to end childhood obesity, the visit to the Newark YE2S Center from the White House Council for Community Solutions, and Rutgers T.E.E.M. Gateway summer programs.
On Thursday, January 26, 2017, the Youth Success Network of Ocean County invites you to learn more about engagement opportunities for disconnected and out-of-school youth. Meet Rutgers T.E.E.M. Gateway and the staff, partners and supporters of the Youth Success Network - an activity of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Please join us for an Open House event at the Ocean County College Library (1 College Drive, Toms River) on January 26th from 12-4pm, including a brief lunchtime presentation at 12:30pm.
Recent graduates of our high school equivalency program in Newark are studying at Essex County College, and in other two- and four-year programs. One recent graduate has achieved an important certification and is on his way towards a successful career as an electrician. On a recent survey of alumni, 80% of respondents believe that the program improved their ability to succeed in education.
This year, the high school equivalency training program in Newark has seen some of our greatest academic success rates to-date. Despite increases in the difficulty of the test of high school equivalency in recent years, including the shift to an entirely computer-based exam, Rutgers T.E.E.M. Gateway students are proving their diligence to overcome obstacles and reach their goals. Since the inception of the Project Rise pilot program in Newark, now more than 100 students have earned their high school diploma during their time with us.