Disposition and Reentry

High School Equivalency Preparation and Tutoring

Program: Union County Educational Achievement Center

Agency: Boxwood Development Services, LLC

Address: 1143 East Jersey Street, Albender Building, Elizabeth, NJ 07201 and 115 West Second Avenue, Suite 3, Roselle, NJ 07203
Telephone:( 908) 241-1311 (center); (908) 241-6862 (main)
Fax: (866) 861- 6379 (call ahead for instructions)
Contact Person: Marie Thelusma-Chase, Coordinator
E-mail: mchase@boxwoodnj.org

Service Description: To help young people create opportunities by equipping and empowering them to attain higher education and employment levels along with mentoring to aid their transitions to successful adulthood. Services include assistance with preparation for high school equivalency exams; tutoring in various academic subjects; interactive life skills workshops; help with enrolling in college or occupational training; and, in securing gainful employment.

Target Population: Union County youth between the ages of 16-21 years old serving a term of probation, youth who are serving a term of parole who lack access to traditional school programs

Points of Continuum: Disposition and Reentry

Elizabeth Location (Probationers only): Monday-Wednesday 12:00pm-3:00 pm
Roselle Location (all Youth): Thursday 12:00pm-3:00pm; (Peer Groups) Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm; Sunday 2:00pm-6:00pm

Youth can be referred by: Juvenile Probation, Juvenile Intensive Supervision Program (JISP), Parole Divisions, and Family Court