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Parenting Skills Classes and Discussion Groups in Sussex and Warren Counties

  Parents, caregivers and educators are invited to boost their parenting skills by discussing their needs with trained consultants, attending parenting skills classes, or participating in targeted discussion groups this fall.   The workshops are part of the Smart Parents, Strong Communities public health initiative launched recently by Project Self-Sufficiency .   Classes will help participants identify their parenting goals, address behavioral problems, and promote healthy child development. The Smart Parents, Strong Communities features the Triple P Positive Parenting Program , a comprehensive education initiative targeted to parents, healthcare professionals, educators, and caregivers of infants, toddlers, and school-aged children.   Interested participants are invited to call Project Self-Sufficiency, 973-940-3500, or register online, .   Discussion groups designed to address specific topics, such as bedtime routines, disobedience, aggression,

Local Teens Gained Valuable Workplace Experience in Community Program

  This summer, a group of high school students received unprecedented training and on-the-job experience through the Summer Youth Employment Program administered by Project Self-Sufficiency . After getting picked up at their homes by a van provided by the program, the students gathered at Project Self-Sufficiency for a morning of employment skills training, ranging from writing exercises to interview techniques. The afternoons were spent across the street at Sussex County Community College where the teens worked on a variety of tasks, from landscaping to clerical projects, under the tutelage of program coordinators. In addition, the students were introduced to the academic options available at the college and given the opportunity to tour the campus and meet with faculty.   “The Summer Youth Employment Program is made possible by a generous donor from the Community Foundation of New Jersey who recognizes the need for students in this age group to be encouraged to participate in

Get a High School Diploma at Project Self-Sufficiency

  Enrollment for the next session of the New Jersey Youth Corps program at Project Self-Sufficiency is underway.   The sixteen-week program launches in September and 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 obtain three college credits at Sussex County Community College.   After the program, students are poised to transition into a career, college, or the military.   Participants in the New Jersey Youth Corps must be Sussex or Warren County residents, aged 16 – 25, who have not completed high school.   The program includes assessments, testing, employability skills training, life skills workshops, academic instruction, community service projects, field trips, and counseling services.   Program participants will prepare for the high school equivalency examination and have the opportunity to receive a weekly stipend based on attendance for the