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On the Gloucester Campus, East College Drive will be closed on Monday, February 26, through the end of May due to road construction.

All traffic must use the other entrances to the College. Employees will be able to access F-lot by driving through E-lot. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause & look forward to a safer traffic pattern once construction is complete. Click HERE for a map.

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Academy of Youth & Adult Literacy

Youth Literacy Program

​​​Thank you for your interest in the Youth Literacy Education Program at Rowan College of South Jersey. 

The Academy of Youth Literacy Education Program at RCSJ is located on the Gloucester County Campus and serves out-of-school youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are seeking to improve their literacy skills and obtain their high school equivalency diploma. Our program offers a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students can work at their own pace and receive personalized instruction from our experienced faculty.

In addition to literacy and high school equivalency preparation, we also offer career exploration and job readiness skills to help our students succeed in their future endeavors. Our program is free to those who qualify and we welcome students of all backgrounds and abilities.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining our program, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We would be happy to answer any questions and provide more information about our program and how to enroll.

  • Must be a Gloucester County 
  • Resident between the ages of 16 and 24. 
  • Pre-vocational, Vocational, and Career-Oriented classes 
  • Hours: Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm 
  • Minimum attendance of 15 hours per week 
Documents needed with application:
  1. Birth Certificate (copy accepted)
  2. Social Security Card (copy accepted) – Must have copy of actual card
  3. Proof of Residency (post office stamped mail with student’s name and current address on it)
  4. Students who are classified in school (eligible for special education services) must turn in IEP with the application.
This program has WIOA funding available for eligible students. 
Students are WIOA eligible if they meet one or more of the items listed:
  • An Out-of-School youth (OSY) is an individual who is:
    • Not attending any school (as defined under State law);
    • Program is for one year duration for HSE and one year duration for follow-up ONLY.
  • ​One or more of the following:
    • A school dropout;
    • A youth who is within the age of compulsory school attendance, but has not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter. School year calendar quarters are based on how a local school defines it’s school year quarters;
    • A recipient of a secondary school diploma or it’s recognized equivalent who is a low income individual and is either basic skills deficient or an English language learner;
    • An individual who is subject to the juvenile or adult justice system;
    • A homeless individual (as defined in sec. 41403(6) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. ​14043e-2(6)), a homeless child or youth (as defined in sec. 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11434a(2)​), a runaway, in foster care or has aged out of the foster care system, a child eligible for assistance under sec. 477 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 677), or in an out-of-home placement;​
    • An individual who is pregnant or parenting;
    • An individual with a disability;
    • A low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment. (WIOA Sec. 3(46) and Sec. 129 (a)(1)(B)) (20 CFR 681.210)


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Phone: 856-468-5000, ext. 6227​

​Email: [email protected] 

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