RISE- Readiness for Individual Success in Employment- is designed to assist young adults in transitioning from high school to adult life. Developed in partnership between Employment Horizons, Inc. and Abilities of Northwest Jersey Inc., agencies with a combined 100+ years of providing employment services, this new program is geared towards people ages 16-24 who are no longer in high school and are figuring out their next steps.

This is a free program to eligible individuals, thanks to a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor!

Services Provided

• Evaluation of skills, interests, and abilities
• Referral for basic skills instruction, if needed
• Employment Readiness Bootcamp, including:
· · Job seeking skills instruction
· · Soft skills training
· · Self-advocacy training
· · Workplace financial literacy
· · Traveling to work
· · And more!
• Paid job sampling in a community-based setting (Morris, Sussex, or Warren counties)
• Job coaching
• Job placement services
• Assistance in obtaining a GED, if interested
• Guidance in obtaining an apprenticeship, if interested

Who is eligible?

• Age 16-24
• Resident of Morris, Sussex, or Warren counties
• Have a documented disability or are willing to self-certify limitations
• May or may not have a high school diploma
• Interested in exploring employment
• Interested in full-time employment
• Require support to prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment

How do I get started?

Contact Samantha Oras, Manager of Education Initiatives to determine program eligibility and to sign up.


Contact Samantha Oras

Contact Samantha Oras

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Contact Samantha Oras, Manager of Education Initiatives at 973.538.8822 x249 or soras@ehorizons.org.