“College & Career Readiness” Workshops


Essex County, NJ. We sponsor “College & Career Readiness” workshops for children in foster care. The workshops allow children to receive more attention and support than they would receive from their high school guidance counselor.

The bi-monthly workshops feature information sharing sessions and 1X1 assistance, and are run by 3 experienced coaches.

Workshop topics include:

  • Finding/obtaining financial aid for college
  • Researching money available for tutoring
  • FAFSA
  • Foster Care NJ Scholars
  • Loans
  • Work-Study
  • Differences between 2 and 4 year colleges
  • Certification programs
  • Remediation courses needed for matriculation
  • NJCAN, an online tool which measures aptitude for career paths
  • Hands on training on NJCAN via laptop computers

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This program fulfills GHN’s “Framework for Transforming Lives” – Supporting Education & Employability and Provide Hope for a Better Future