Young people across Union County, New Jersey come to the Union County Educational Achievement Center (UCEAC) instead of a traditional public school. Here, our tutors help students prepare for the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).

The TASC exam tests students' competencies in Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Writing. The student who passes all five sections at a state-approved test site will receive a high school diploma from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Our instructors are professionals with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and have experience working with youth programs and/or schools. Each student has a tutoring plan and receives one-on-one tutoring or in a small group of up to four students. We also assess how each student learns (visually, logically, linguistically, kinesthetically, etc.), in order to maximize their learning experience.

The educational materials used in the program are subject-specific textbooks from McGraw-Hill, online tutorials, and hands-on projects.

We provide updates to parents and referrals sources by way of written progress reports, and face-to-face meetings.

This program is funded by the Union County Youth Service Commission through a Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative grant.  The Youth Service Commission is part of the Union County Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Service.  This program exposes youth ages 16-21 to various career paths.

Purchase an inspirational casual wear today.  Visit our online Youth Rising store.  For every $1.00 you spend about $.30 helps us to continue to operate.  We had to stop our after school programs as a result of the COVID 19 Pandemic, and this caused a 50% loss in revenue.  We used this revenue to lease space for our programs, stipends for our program graduates, and other critical expenses.  Thank you in advance for your online purchase.