Pathways to Academic & Career Exploration to Success

PACES provides educational and employment services and supports for youth and young adults in the Northern region of the state, including Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties. This program serves youth and young adults ages 16-21. Services may start as early as the 10th grade of high school through the end of the second year of college.

Program Goals

Assist youth in foster care with enhancing their transitional planning skills to achieve their educational goals, as well as to explore their career aspirations to both secure and maintain employment and develop experience within their desired fields.

Academic Assistance:

  • Enrollment in Post-Secondary Education
  • Connection to Vocational Programs
  • Tutoring Linkage and Academic Support
  • GED Support and Linkage
  • Educational Resources and Relationships
  • Preparation Courses for College Testing
  • College Tours and Fairs
  • College and Financial Applications

Employment Assistance

  • Resume Building
  • Application Process
  • Soft Skills Development
  • Career Interest Assessments
  • Volunteer and Internship Exploration
  • Financial Literacy and Budgeting

For more information, please contact…

Call Jodi Martino, LCSW at 201-265-8200 x5254
or email

Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 201-986-5000 for more information.