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, post-secondary applications and job applications, education and career planning for high school students and support to current adolescents seeking post-secondary education.

PACES also provides connections to county-based education and employment resources such as events and workshops. These experiences assist in each adolescent’s transition into adulthood.

Heather Mills

Heather Mills

PACES Coach

Region 2 (Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset counties)

Nia

Nia Nanton

PACES Coach

Region 2 (Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset counties)

Kelly Love

Kelly Love

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, Somerset counties)