Foster Youth Coaching : Pathways to Academic and Career Exploration to Success

The Pathways to Academic and Career Exploration to Success (PACES) program serves New Jersey Foster Care (NJFC) Scholar-eligible adolescents between the ages of 16-21 as they transition out of high school in the following counties: Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean.

This foster youth coaching program focuses on adolescents’ educational and employment development, as coaches assist each adolescent in decision-making processes, soft skill development and direct assistance during the college application and job application processes.

The program also provides: Direct access in finding scholarships and understanding financial aid, support in completing the FAFSA, postsecondary applications and job applications, education and career planning for high school students and support to current adolescents seeking postsecondary education.

PACES also provides connections to county-based education and employment resources and networks, events, workshops and experiences to assist in the adolescent’s transition into adulthood, advocacy and support and general technical assistance.

Collie

Collie Crisman

PACES Coach, Region 2 (Hunterdon, Middlesex and Somerset counties)

Christina

Christina Reilly

PACES Coach, Region 2 (Hunterdon, Middlesex and Somerset counties)

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PACES Coach, Region 3 (Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean counties)

Narissa Jones

Narissa Jones

PACES Coach, Region 3 (Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean counties)

Amy Nadybal

Amy Nadybal

PACES Coach, Region 2 (Hunterdon, Middlesex and Somerset counties)