Education Is the Fuel That Drives Success
Few NJR initiatives have more potential impact or profound reach than our education programs, which encourage academic excellence and performance. In partnership with those who share our hopes of building a promising future for today’s youth through lifelong education, we aim to stimulate learning, increase motivation and open a world of opportunities beyond school years. NJNG’s Energy for Education Programs include:
Kids and Conservation
Browse fun games and valuable information that can open your child's mind to the idea of energy conservation.
NJNG is proud to sponsor the Energy Hog, a nationwide energy-efficiency campaign launched by the Alliance to Save Energy and the Ad Council. The Energy Hog makes learning about energy fun, while empowering children to make wise energy choices.
Under the guidance of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, our Project Venture mentoring program provides students with the opportunity to experience the business world firsthand. NJNG mentors work closely with middle school children from Asbury Park and Lakewood sharing with them valuable insight into the working world and helping prepare them for challenging careers.
Our Corporate Visit program is designed to familiarize participants with the various career paths the utility industry has to offer. Groups observe NJNG employees in action and gain firsthand knowledge about a variety of job opportunities in the energy field. Tailored to any grade level or group, it’s perfect for students, scouts and organizations looking for a unique glimpse at our business.
Achieve 3000: KidBiz 3000 & TeenBiz 3000
NJNG is proud to sponsor KidBiz 3000 and TeenBiz 3000, online interactive instruction solutions that help build reading, writing and technology skills. Students can sign on from the classroom, library and computer lab or at home; parents can log on to see what their children are learning and teachers can track their students' progress.
College Planning Workshops
As a resource for parents and soon-to-be college students, these NJNG-sponsored FREE workshops are designed exclusively for parents and high school students to help them navigate through the complex college admissions process. A leading college admissions expert draws on his experience, uncovering secrets and strategies.
Reading is fundamental to the development of children, sparking their imagination and creativity. That’s why NJNG partners with local libraries in the Share-A-Story program, which takes donated books and puts them in the hands of children who need them most. Also, by supporting Read Across America, NJNG helps children understand the importance of literacy and shares with them the joys of reading.
Ocean Fun Days
At our annual Ocean Fun Days, visitors explore the wonders of the Jersey shore with marine biologists, researchers and environmentalists. This two-day event of FREE family fun features hands-on marine and environmental programs, exhibits, eco-tours and activities about the beaches and bays of New Jersey.
Through these, and many other initiatives, we're helping to expand educational opportunities in our communities. Education opens the door to a successful career and personal fulfillment that lasts a lifetime.