The Trentonian news articleIsles Inc., Rep. Smith earn grant for youth education
By CARLOS AVILA
Isles Inc. and U.S. Rep. Chris Smith are teaming-up to help inner-city youth further their education. Smith (NJ-04) has helped Isles’ YouthBuild Institute secure a federal grant totaling $1,099,643.
The money from the grant will help provide educational, vocational, and leadership skill training for at-risk youths over a 40-month period. The grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
To make the program more effective, Isles will partner with the College of New Jersey, Mercer County Community College, the Trenton Board of Education, Habitat for Humanity, the Mercer County Workforce Investment Board, and many other nonprofit organizations.
“The Isles YouthBuild Institute will be providing a cutting-edge curriculum for students who have dropped out of mainstream education,” said Smith.