Brought to you by USA.gov, Kids.gov is the official kids’ portal for the U.S. government. We link kids, parents and teachers to information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids. To find out more, click here.
Exploring provides exciting activities and one-on-one mentorship for youth looking to discover their future. Whether you’re a local organization looking to strengthen the community or a young person wanting to uncover the possibilities of your future, Exploring is a great place to start. To learn more, click here.
At Independent Youth we have one goal: empower today’s teens to become tomorrow’s business leaders and entrepreneurial innovators. Through unique programs focused on Peer-to-Peer mentorship with a Network of Teen Entrepreneurs, and events like our annual TrepStart Day and ExploreAvision business launch competition, we engage and educate youth on entrepreneurship challenging them to develop their passions and ideas into successful businesses. To learn more, click here.
The Afterschool Alliance was established in 2000 by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, J.C. Penney Company, Inc., the Open Society Institute, The After-School Corporation, the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and the Creative Artists Agency Foundation. Afterschool Alliance is the only organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs. To find our more, click here.
The New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN) is an Internet-based delivery system for accurate, comprehensive, current, and relevant occupational, post-secondary school and financial aid information. NJCAN contains the latest national, New Jersey and local labor market data and projections. NJCAN is designed to support lifelong career exploration, and career planning and decision-making through easy to use, straightforward search and sorting utilities, and an online portfolio for saving information from all system components. For more information, click here.
With the help of a network of donors, partners, and advocates throughout the state of New Jersey, Big Brothers Big Sisters targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. Starting something begins with finding a great match between a Big and a Little. Making these matches, and performing all the background work involved with them, is possible because of donations from people like you. It’s also why we’re able to offer such a wide variety of programs that pair children, ages 6 through 18, with role models in one–to–one relationships. To find out more, click here.
HomeFront’s mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources and expertise of the community. We lessen the immediate pain of homelessness and help families become self-sufficient. We work to give our clients the skills and opportunities to ensure adequate incomes, and we work to increase the availability of adequate, affordable housing. We help homeless families advocate for themselves individually and collectively. To find out more, click here.