Career Exploration

  • 4H STEM Ambassadors Program (Rutgers)

    4H STEM Ambassadors is a STEM-focused program encouraging youth to discover, explore and pursue science and research. Students spend a week at Rutgers, engaging in hands-on science activities, conducting their own projects, and exploring campus. Following the kickoff week, students volunteer with other 4H programs as ambassadors.

  • Summer Youth Employment Program (MillHill)

    The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a 6-week summer program for Trenton youth that prepares participants for successful careers with life skills and professionalism. Students work at nonprofit and for-profit organizations for 30 hours/week. 

  • Bridge to Employment

    Bridge to Employment (BTE) is an academic support program for Trenton Central High school students in partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the TCNJ Bonner Institute, and Trenton Central High. The program emphasizes high school graduation and pursuit of postsecondary pathways, especially in the health and science sectors. The program runs for two years, starting in participants’ sophomore year. 

  • Ashe Program (NJTLT)

    The Ashe Program is a year-round, advanced tennis and academic enrichment program using athletics to teach life skills and prepare Mercer County students for success in and beyond high school. Students practice tennis with the NJTLT and attend enrichment programs by organizations such as Princeton University, Rider University, and Bloomberg for college preparation and career exploration.

  • Talent Search (Mercer County Community College)

    Talent Search is an academic support program for Trenton students, 8th grade and up, that encourages participants to graduate from high school and pursue postsecondary pathways. Students meet in groups and with advisors individually throughout the school year and are eligible to participate until they graduate from high school.

  • Career Launch (Boys and Girls Club)

    Career Launch is a career preparation program for Mercer County teens that meets daily to teach workplace readiness and professional development. The program lasts 12 weeks and students can participate in a 50 hour volunteership upon completion of the program.

  • Futuro (LALDEF)

    Futuro is a cohort-based, college prep program for first and second-generation immigrants. Students learn life skills to help them pursue and excel in postsecondary education. The program begins in the summer after a participant’s sophomore year and meets weekly until they graduate from high school. Participants also meet two Saturdays a month for workshops.

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