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A 37 year old, Trenton-based nonprofit that fosters self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities.

Isles Youth Institute

Isles Youth Institute

Interested in earning your diploma, receiving job training and internship opportunities, and much more? Isles Youth Institute (IYI) might be the place for you! IYI follows the YouthBuild model and is open to students ages 16 - 24. 

Services include:

  • HSE/GED Classes
  • Construction Training
  • Job Development
  • YouthBuild
  • Leadership Development
  • Community Service Learning Opportunities
  • Evening Program
  • Mentoring
  • Case Management


Forty eight percent of young adults in Trenton do not have a high school diploma, and only 3.7% in this age group hold bachelor’s degrees. Low education levels make it difficult to attract employers that pay living wages.  

Isles Youth Institute (IYI) engages out of school youth that seek to take control of their own lives and improve their communities. They attain a high school equivalency diploma, job training, and life skills, which they use to solve challenges in their own neighborhoods. The IYI mission of “self-reliance through education” is furthered by opportunities for leadership development, financial and health education, service learning, and pathways to higher education.

Learn more by contacting us at 609.341.4751.

Interested in Isles Youth Institute? Click here to request more information