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. We believe that learning is for life; therefore, we support a well-rounded, quality education because it’s the fuel that drives success. In partnership with people who share our hopes of building a promising future for today’s youth, our goals are to stimulate learning, increase motivation and open a world of opportunities beyond the schooling years.
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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.
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 school children from urban areas sharing with them valuable insight into the working world and helping to prepare them for challenging careers.
At NJNG our doors are open to you. Our Corporate Visit Program is designed to familiarize participants with the various career paths that the utility industry has to offer. Groups observe NJNG employees in action and gain firsthand knowledge about the 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, which are Internet-based learning tools that help build reading, writing and technology skills. Fun-filled contests, polls and after-school games keep students motivated and offer an engaging way to get them interested in current events. Students sign on whenever there's an opportunity - in the classroom, library, computer lab or at home. Parents can log on to see what their children are learning and teachers can view a variety of reports that track their students' progress.
Reading is not only fundamental to a child’s development, but it also sparks 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 the 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.
Students benefit from NJNG-sponsored programs to encourage academic achievement. Scholastic Aptitude Test preparation and strategy courses help students prepare for college placement testing.
Ocean Fun Days
At our annual Ocean Fun Days, visitors explore the wonders of the state’s shoreline with New Jersey scientists, 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.