For 27 years, Isles Youth Institute has provided academic, vocational, and leadership preparation for hundreds of young people in the Trenton region. We do this with the understanding that education and training is a key pathway to self-reliance, and an investment in our youth is an investment in our future. While COVID has challenged us in new ways over the past year, we’ve been inspired by the dedication and determination of the youth we work with, and have found ways to continue providing what matters most: a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment where youth succeed.
As Principal of Isles Youth Institute, I have the honor of seeing our students overcome their obstacles and earn a high school diploma and secure employment. Erin, featured below, is one of our most recent success stories, and we look forward to hearing about her many triumphs in the months and years to come!
As we adapt to our new COVID realities, and plan for a return to our classrooms and in-person instruction this spring, we’re working to expand our programming in civic engagement and job readiness, while also increasing our vocational training options to include culinary arts, in addition to construction and nurse aide. We’re looking forward to creating more opportunities for young people to engage meaningfully in their communities, broaden their career options, and forge their own paths to self-reliance.
We thank you all for your passionate support of Trenton’s youth over the past 27 years, and we look forward to building and growing with you for the next 27!
Principal, Isles Youth Institute