Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NJ Youth Corps and Jersey Explorer Children's Museum @ Orange, NJ YWCA

Saturday August 23rd we were grateful to be a part of the Orange, NJ YWCA blood drive. The drive featured different local vendors as well as NJ Youth Corps and Jersey Explorer Children's Museum on hand to display free books for youth of all ages. We look forward to continued growth and partnership with the newly renovated YWCA of Essex and West Hudson NJ.

JECM/YC Staff Johan ready to give out books and give info on the Jersey Explorer.

The YWCA of Essex and West Hudson NJ hosted a blood drive which will help hundreds of people who need blood.

NJ Youth Corps visit Watchung Reservation and Barnes & Noble

Friday, August 22nd, marked the date of an interesting road trip that started at the historic Watchung Reservation in New Jersey and ended at a Route 22 Barnes & Noble book store. It was a journey that took our city-wise students and staff into a wilderness exploration into nature where we saw vintage artifacts and luxuriant plants. We also did some serious climbing and hiking. We had a glorious time and are looking forward to a return trip soon. Here are some Youth Corps student/staff reactions to our day.

Adam: My trip was extremely fun, I enjoyed every minute of it. I would definitely go back again. I learned nature has extraordinary things about it.

Irene: My favorite part about the trip was everything! I learned a lot about the outdoors. I would go again, I enjoyed myself. 

Stephanie: It was fun! I liked going through the "Ghost Town", and I liked the rock climbing. I liked the teamwork and how we all came together and worked together.

Watchung Reservation in Union County is a 2,000-acre wooded tract where animal and plant life are protected.  Highlights of the park include Surprise Lake, the Deserted Village of Feltvile/Glenside Park, the Trailside Nature and Science Center, Seeley's Pond and the Watchung Stables.  Opened in 1941, The Trailside Museum was New Jersey's first nature museum. Although I-78 traverses its northwestern flank, most of the reservation remains in a natural, wild state, and sound barriers muffle the road noise.



Barnes & Noble, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company, the largest retail bookseller in the United States, and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products in the country. The company operates 661 retail stores (as of May 3, 2014) in all 50 U.S. States in addition to 700 college bookstores that serve more than 5 million students and faculty members across the country. Barnes & Noble also operates BN.com

Monday, August 4, 2014

107.5 WBLS-FM NJ Youth Corps Promo

We here at NJ Youth Corps would like to thank Ms. Ann Tripp, News Director at 107.5 WBLS-FM & 1190 WLIB-AM, for interviewing Crew Leader Doug Bailey, in regards to information on the NJ Youth Corps Program and current enrollment opportunities for young people.

This promo ran numerous times during the popular top-rated "Steve Harvey Morning Show" which is on air from 6:00AM until 10:00AM Monday through Friday via terrestrial radio as well as the internet live stream on WBLS.com

We appreciate Emmis Communications and their commitment to spotlighting community efforts right here in Jersey City and look forward to future initiatives and collaborations. Check out the audio below.