Youth and Young Adult Services

Fedcap Rehabilitation offers a comprehensive array of interventions to help youth and young adults successfully transition to adulthood.  We assist young people to graduate from high school, enter college or technical training schools and graduate.

PrepNOW!™ is Fedcap’s web-based curriculum and interactive learning tool enhances the capacity and motivation of caregivers to prepare youth in their care to enter college and graduate. Studies show that 70% of young people in foster care say that they want to go to college, but only 10% get into college. By helping foster caregivers create a College-going Culture, we are giving young people an opportunity to greatly improve their ability to succeed.

PrepNOW!™ is the only formal curriculum in the country specifically designed to help foster parents prepare youth in their care to get into college and graduate. We see that the building of college pathways is a natural extension of caregivers’ responsibilities for safety, permanency and well-being. Foster parents are deeply committed to youth in their care but often lack the requisite skills and knowledge to create a college-going culture within the home, or to navigate college entry and financial aid processes.

PrepNOW! helps foster parents by working through course content in the following areas: Values; Motivation; Skills and Knowledge and That All Important First Year. The modules are presented in small groups and in individual settings. It also includes videos representing the voice of youth in care, interactive sessions that help foster parents assess their values about higher education, exercises and links to an array of helpful tools.

Through PrepNOW!™ foster parents gain the confidence and knowledge to mentor the children in their care on how to gain admission and succeed in college.

For detailed information on PrepNOW!™  contact Don Harreld at

The Fedcap Group’s proprietary we-based platform — Get Ready!TM —assists individuals in becoming successful in the work environment. Designed for individuals just entering the workforce, GetReady!TM focuses on building skills that will enable the individual to work effectively in many varied workplaces. Get Ready!TM also provides education and self-esteem experiences to prepare the individual for the range of challenges that working with others brings.

The Seven Modules of Get Ready!™

Using a combination of testing, written materials, video presentations, role playing and employer presentations, Get Ready!™ prepares workers to identify their own resources to solve issues and work with teams. The result is an employer can rely on!

The Fedcap Group partners with businesses, governments, schools and non-profit agencies to develop High Impact Internships so individuals can advance along their career paths. Securing an internship can be difficult for young people between the ages of 17 and 22. When that young person comes from a disadvantaged home or is transitioning out of foster care, the challenge can seem impossible. The Fedcap Group makes it possible to find an internship.

Quality internships provide young people with the opportunity to make connections, develop skills and explore career options. Through a ten week internship, a young man or woman will learn the basics of how to work. They will come to appreciate that it will make a difference—for themselves and for the organization–if they show up on time, arrive prepared, work cooperatively with other employees and invest in learning about where they work.

A young person participating in a High Impact Internship will have the backing of our education and workforce-development professionals to mentor them. The sponsoring organization will enjoy having an eager worker, a dedicated staff-support for that intern and the satisfaction that it is preparing a qualified workforce for the future.

Fedcap School

The Fedcap School is an accredited private school in West Orange, New Jersey, dedicated to helping students ages 13-21 classified with cognitive, multiple, or behavioral disabilities succeed and thrive into adulthood.

Our certified staff are skilled professionals who provide a nurturing, stimulating environment that advances students’ educational, social and emotional growth.

Our therapeutic environment helps students develop greater self-awareness of their assets and encourages students to set goals and work to achieve them. Our students are engaged in their own educational and behavioral planning within a team where every person has voice – student, family, caregivers and staff.

Our programming includes: