Gap Year Programs For New Jersey Young Adults

How do gap year programs help New Jersey young adults?

Gap year programs are a way for young adults from New Jersey to explore different parts of themselves and discover what drives them in life. Many young adults arrive at a crossroads after high school or college graduation and feel lost despite their accomplishments. Amidst this uncertainty, many New Jersey young adults look for alternative options to rushing into situations they are not prepared for in order to gain clarity.

What are the pros and cons of gap year programs?

Gap year programs are very appealing to high school and college age students: they provide a specific amount of time that has fun activities, reduced responsibilities, and allows them to put off final decisions about what comes next. The perceived pros of gap year programs, like lack of academic credit or relevant work experience, work against students in the long run. If you don’t take advantage of what a gap year program can offer in helping you make more intentional decisions, you may find you are still stuck without a plan for the future.





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finding help at Journey Home Young Adult

At Journey Home Young Adult, we help teens between the ages of 18-23 build independent living skills after they have completed a residential treatment center or wilderness therapy program. Throughout the program, we support teens as they work towards self-set goals revolving around areas such as improving academic skills, career development and relationship skills. Our clients are seeking a nurturing environment in which they can build and grow independent living skills that will help them launch into a successful adulthood.

Clients at Journey Home Young Adult are teens who have started their journey towards gaining self efficacy, emotional development, and self confidence. The teens we help are hoping to build and make positive strides in their emotional, mental, and physical health.

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Are there gap year program alternatives? 

It can be hard to narrow down the right alternative to a gap year program, as there are so many options available. Journey Home Young Adult in Salt Lake City, Utah is a good option for struggling teens from New Jersey as an alternative to a gap year program. Our program consists of a wonderfully diverse group of students coming from all over the United States, including New Jersey, just like in traditional gap year programs. Young people ages 18-23 who have successfully completed a residential treatment program find that Journey Home Young Adult’s supportive environment allows them to be more independent and challenges them in all the right ways. For more information about Journey Home Young Adult, call (801) 444-0794.

Why choose Journey Home Young Adult for a therapeutic gap year program?

Traditional gap year programs offer young adults from New Jersey and around the world the chance to step away from their day-to-day lives and experience something new and different. They look for programs that are related to possible interests-professional, educational, or personal-that they may have.

At a basic level, Journey Home Young Adult is similar to gap year programs in this regard: the teens at Journey Home Young Adult are transitioning to a new place to spread their wings. The difference between Journey Home Young Adult and other traditional gap year programs is the experiences that our teens have had prior to coming to our program. Our program is designed to help teens ages 18-23 that have had emotional, behavioral, or mental health issues and have made significant progress with their struggles. All our students have had successful experiences at previous treatment program before coming here.

Journey Home Young Adult offers an independent yet supportive environment for teens from New Jersey transitioning into adulthood. Our beautiful home just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah provides the ideal location for this part of a young woman’s journey. With access to multiple colleges and universities, our students can enroll in college while living here. And there is no shortage on professional and vocational opportunities: Salt Lake City is consistently named as one of the best cities for teens to live and work. For more information about how Journey Home Young Adult could be the right stepping stone for you, call (801) 444-0794.

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