THE MISSION of The Young Consumer Program is to transform local communities into powerful learning centers that focus on advancing literacy outside the classroom walls. Literacy includes the language of mathematics, science, the arts, social sciences, health, and exercise.

Parents, business partners, and community volunteers provide the leadership, resources, and commitment necessary in creating a program that fits the local neighborhood needs.  The Young Consumer Program is a great example of what is possible.

Testimonial: Parents, Teachers and Students Love our program

**Excerpt taken from: The National Career Guidance News – 2001… Young Consumer: A New Jersey Best Practice – For the past 3 years, the Salem County School-to-Career Partnership has been participating in a program entitled “Young Consumer” with fourth-grade students in Salem County. This program extends the boundaries of the classroom through community partnerships. The program started out as a pilot at the Penn
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Thank You Letter

Here, here!!!The feedback that we got from students, teachers, and parents today was just great.  The kids loved the opportunity to be in your store and shop and problem solve, and they all came back so excited. I asked a few of them what they thought when they originally heard that they were going to Shop Rite.  To say that they were skeptical would
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Parents Be Aware

If your child is in the primary grades (pre-K through 5th grade) you need to be aware of a new National Assessment (end of the year test) based on the Common Core Standards adopted in 2010.  A new cycle of assessment has been slated for the 2014-2015 school year.  These tests will begin at grade 3 in language arts and mathematics.  Public and private
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