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Free, Virtual Family Law, Bankruptcy Seminars offered during February

  Project Self-Sufficiency will host free, virtual legal education seminars during February.   All sessions will take place via Zoom from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and are open to the public; interested participants are invited to call 973-940-3500 for log-in information.   On Wednesday, February 10th, Gretchen Fry Rafuse, Esquire will facilitate a Family Law seminar, focusing on child support, grounds for divorce, court procedures, alimony, parenting time, equitable distribution of assets, and other topics related to divorce.     Steve McNally, Esquire, will facilitate a seminar regarding Bankruptcy and Foreclosure on Wednesday, February 24 th .   Participants will learn about the process of filing for bankruptcy, as well as the options available to those facing overwhelming credit card debt, foreclosure, or asset repossession.     The free legal education seminars are programs of the Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency.   The presentations are free an

Former Middle School Teacher Authors Books for Teens, Donates to Project Self-Sufficiency

    As a middle school science teacher for 25 years, Claude Larson knows a thing or two about working with adolescents.   During the latter years of her career, Larson noted that teenagers were finding it increasingly difficult to concentrate in class due to distractions and increased anxiety caused by social media and other sources.   Instead of lamenting the challenges she faced as an educator, she created a series of short lessons designed to help teens identify realistic goals, enhance communication skills, and set boundaries.   The lessons were such a hit with her students, that she combined them into a book, The Power of Choice: A Teen’s Guide to Finding Personal Success.   A recent presentation about the book to the Branchville Rotary was so impactful, the organization decided on the spot to purchase a set of books and donate them to Project Self-Sufficiency for use with their programs for young adults. “These are timeless skills you need if you want to be successful.   Crit

High School Diploma Program Launches in March

  Enrollment for the next session of the New Jersey Youth Corps program at Project Self-Sufficiency is underway.   The sixteen-week program launches in March and is currently being offered as a hybrid of virtual and in-person curricula and activities.   The New Jersey Youth Corps gives those who have not completed high school the opportunity to boost their literacy skills, prepare for the high school equivalency exam, obtain on-the-job work experience, and transition into a career, college or the military.   Interested participants are invited to attend virtual Open House hosted by Project Self-Sufficiency to learn more about the New Jersey Youth Corps and to complete an application.   Virtual Open Houses will be held on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m., January 19 th , 26 th , February 2 nd , 9 th , and 16th, as well as Thursdays at noon, January 21 st , 28 th , February 4 th , 11 th, and 18 th . In addition, Project Self-Sufficiency is offering a $100 gift card to those who refer a young a