International Youth Organization

Partner Overview

The International Youth Organization is a Non-Profit 501 (c) 3 that has been serving the Newark/Essex County area for over 40 years. The organization was founded by James and Carolyn with the assistance of a group of committed volunteers. As a Newark Fireman and Newark Special Police Officer, Mr. Wallace observed the myriad dangers that awaited young people on street corners ‘Giving kids a route off the streets” was his idea to help improve young people and their families lives to help them realize their full potential and to be productive citizens.

IYO- The International Youth Organization has administered the States New Jersey Youth Corps for Newark and Essex County since the inception (1984) and has successfully trained thousands of youth and young adults who want a “second chance” at a brighter future.

Service Overview

-Training For HSE/GED|We assist youths who are at least 16-25 years old, who have not completed high school to successfully transition to employment, college or training by offering employment and life skills instruction, academic instruction to prepare Corps members to take the HSE ( high school equivalency test)
-Community Service| As part of pour educational experience, International Youth Organization/New Jersey Youth Corp has a community service component where all Corps members will receive experience in working on community service projects
-Employment Training and Job Search| We assist our New Jersey Youth Corps members to obtain additional employment training to assist them with their job search to meet their career goals