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Youth Education and Employment Success Centers of New Jersey

"Building Productive Futures for the Youth of New Jersey"


Vision Statement

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The Youth Education and Employment Success (YE2S) Center seeks to improve measurably the quality of life of New Jersey youth by expanding their educational, vocational, and employment opportunities. Under a unified collaboration among urban city mayor's, public schools, local community colleges, New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission, The Nicholson Foundation, Rutgers University, and numerous community-based organizations, these innovative centers are strategically located and organized to ensure a safe environment, with optimal delivery of youth services. Through the commitment and teamwork of our instructors, staff, and community partners, we are dedicated to helping our young adults to become more caring, competent, and contributing citizens of New Jersey.

Mission Statement

The YE2S Center provides the highest quality opportunities for lifelong learning and career development by building bridges between the needs of disconnected young people and individual and integrated delivery of counseling, training, and placement services. Each of our community partners is dedicated to supporting participants through personal commitment and advocacy.

Mayor Booker - Hangin' at the YES Center

Mayor Cory A. Booker Hangin' at the Newark YES Center


With customer service as our focus, we will define and locate educational, employment, and outreach opportunities for our current and future participants. On a citywide, collaborative basis, we will deliver positive youth development programs and services that ad d measurable and marketable skills to our young people and the organizations that will be collaborating as partners.

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