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					Trenton, New Jersey

YO
Youth Opportunities
2006
For youth of all ages

Directory
Year-round programs
Trenton Youth Services Commission

Of Youth
Opportunities of all types

Opportunities
Published by the Trenton Youth Services Commission in partnership with Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies a program of Central New Jersey Maternal Child and Health Consortium.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Letter from Mayor Palmer
I. II. OPPORTUNITIES HEALTH AND SAFETY - Health Care Centers/Programs - Social Service and Crisis Organizations - 24-Hour Hotlines - Anti-Gang Initiative - General Safety Tips for Youth TRENTON’S RESOURCES - School/Daycare directory - Government directory - Resources for Parents & Families - Exploring Trenton - Places of Interest - Walks and Tours - An Eventful Year - Trenton and New Jersey Outdoors INDEX OF OPPORTUNITIES BY TYPE - Academic - Counseling - Cultural - Employment-Related - Health & Well-being - Leadership - Mentoring - Recreational - Tutoring - After-School Programs - Summer Programs

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Section One Opportunities

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AFRIKAN PEOPLE’S ACTION SCHOOL
27 East Paul Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638 Phone: (609) 394-1070 Fax: (609) 394-6572 Principal: Patricia Smith After School Enrichment Program Description: After-school program is dedicated to enhancing students’ knowledge of the arts through trips, workshops, speakers, and academics. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural Ages: K-7th grade Staff: Teachers, parents, aides, and volunteers Capacity: 30 In session: September through June Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM Fee: Yes Sliding fee: No Contact: Niema Wilson, secretary, at (609) 394-1070 Nkosi Sikelei After School Leadership Program Description: Community-based program that provides physical, academic, and cultural awareness in an effort to foster positive identity, self determination, cultural affirmation, life skills development and service in the Afrikan Community. The program offers homework assistance, tutoring and leadership development. Area served: All Trenton Type: Leadership, academic, cultural, recreational Ages: 5-13 Staff: Teachers and volunteers Capacity: 20-25 In session: September-June Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 3:00 PM-5:30 PM Fee: Yes Sliding fee: No Contact: Obasi Bandele (609) 394-1070

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AGAPE MINISTRIES, INC
399 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08618 Tel. 609-392-7125 Fax: 866-585-6382 Agape Project for High/At-Risk Youth Description: The Agape Ministries mission is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and bring healing to a hurting, broken, and lost people, through programs and services that address their physical, mental, and spiritual needs. Area served: All Trenton Type: Cultural, Counseling Ages: 17-21 Capacity: 25-30 In session: Year-round Day/Time: Evening, M, T, Th.4-9pm, Sat. 10-6pm Contact: Min. Bruce W. Hall, Sr. at 609-392-7125

ANCHOR HOUSE
482 Centre St. Trenton, NJ 08611 Phone: (609) 396-8329 Fax: (609) 396-1239 Brian Rottkamp, Executive Director Violence Prevention Description: A peer support group for youth. Group discusses topics such as gangs, violence in schools, and ways to control one’s anger. Individual counseling is also available as requested or recommended by counselor. Area served: All Trenton Type: Leadership, counseling Ages: 2 groups: 10-13 and 14-17 Staff: Anchor House staff and volunteers In session: Year-round Day/Time: Wednesdays at 6 PM Contact: (609) 396-1239 Sisterhood Group Description: A rap group designed for teenage girls to give them an opportunity to discuss relevant issues. Group discussions include topics such as self-esteem, peer pressure, unhealthy relationships, and teenage pregnancy. Area served: All Trenton Type: Cultural, Health/Well-being, counseling Ages: 13-17 Staff: Anchor House staff and volunteers

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In session: Day/Time: Contact:

Year Round Thursdays at 6 PM (609) 396-1239

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF MERCER COUNTY
535 East Franklin Street Trenton, NJ 08610 Phone: (609) 656-1000 Fax: (609) 656-1122 Web-site: www.bbbsmercer.org Sue Dunning, Executive Director Big Brothers and Sisters Program Description: Program matches caring, supportive volunteers with at-risk youth for long-term relationships, companionship, and mentoring. Two programs are offered; students can choose school-based mentoring or a traditional community-based program. Area served: Mercer County Type: Mentoring, cultural, recreational Ages: 6-14 Staff: Professional case managers and volunteers Capacity: Unlimited In session: Several different program lengths available depending on school-based vs. community-based mentoring Day/Time: Flexible Fee: None Contact: Sue Dunning, Executive Director at (609) 656-1000

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, CENTRAL NEW JERSEY COUNCIL
4315 Route 1 South Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 Phone: (609) 419-1600 Fax: (609) 419-4186 Alan Rowe, District Director Website: www.cnjcbsa.org Boy Scouting Description: Activities designed to teach citizenship, character development, ethical decisionmaking; encourage personal and mental fitness; strengthen the family unit; and develop youth leadership skills. Area Served: Mercer County Type: Leadership, academic, recreational Ages: Tiger Cubs (1st Grade) Cub Scouts (2nd-5th grades)

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Boy Scouts (11-18 years) Explorers (14-21 years) Scout leaders, parents, volunteers Year-round Varies $7 Initial registration fee Alan Rowe, email, asrowe@bsamail.org, phone-(609) 419-1600, ext. 42.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF TRENTON/MERCER COUNTY
212 Centre St. Trenton, NJ 08611 Phone: (609) 392-3191 Fax: (609) 393-6343 David Anderson, Executive Director Boys and Girls Club Agency Mission: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens Agency Goals: Build character though the teaching of the values of honesty, responsibility, and respect, reduce members’ risk level through participation in intervention programs, enhance members’ educational skills and expose them to career opportunities, increase members’ technology skills, provide a safe, fun learning environment for members, and develop mentoring relationships between members and staff Drop-In Membership Description: Basketball, game room tutoring, computers, and various scheduled programs Head: Reggie Coleman, Director of Operations Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational, tutoring, academic Ages: 7-18 Staff: Full-time and part-time professional staff Capacity: 100 youth per hour In session: September-June Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM, Saturdays 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Call for specific activity schedule Fee: $25 annual membership fee, scholarships available Contact: Membership office, (609) 392-3191, ext. 17 Kids Club After School Program Description: State licensed after school program which focuses on homework help, tutoring, sports, and enrichment programs. Daily snacks, field trips, and special events are all part of the program. Located in the Gregory, Stokes, Jefferson, Mott, Robbins and Monument schools. Centre Street program

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Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time:

Fee: Contact: Summer Camp Description:

provides transportation from Wilson, Village, Community, Parker, , Grant, PJ Hill, and Kilmer schools. All Trenton Academic, tutoring, recreational 5-13 Full-time and part-time professional staff 100 youth per day per site September to June Monday-Friday from school dismissal to 6:30 PM for Centre Street Monday-Friday from school dismissal to 6:00 PM for Gregory, Jefferson, Monument, Mott & Robbins and Stokes Schools Sliding fee based on family income Corey McCall, Education Director, (609) 392-3191, ext. 19

Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Contact:

The Club offers three different state licensed summer camp programs. Each camp has a different theme, but all provide breakfast and lunch, field trips, swimming, computer, and sport experiences each week. All Trenton Recreational, academic 5-15 years Full-time and part-time professional staff 250 youth Weekly from late June to late August Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM Corey McCall, Education Director, (609) 392-3191, ext. 19

Middle School & Teen Leadership Programs Description: Youth participate in weekly activities, which could include community service projects, sports, team building, trips , and semester projects. Youth groups also participate in and organize monthly special events at the Club such as sleepovers, dance contests, and concerts. Youth also can become eligible to participate in Boys & Girls Club of America regional and national conferences. Area served: All Trenton Type: Leadership, recreational Ages: 10-13-Torch Club, 14-18-Keystone Club Staff: Full-time and part-time professional staff Capacity: 75 In session: September-June Day/Time: Call for specific schedule for your child’s age group. Groups traditionally meet after school, early evenings, and on Saturdays Fee: Free for Club members ($25 annual fee), scholarship available Contact: Melissa Sutton, Teen Director, (609) 392-3191, ext. 22

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Fitness and Wellness Center Description: Youth and adults can get fit using state of the art weight training and cardiovascular equipment. Youth can strength train on 12 different pieces of equipment. Cardiovascular equipment includes bikes stair masters, treadmills, and elliptical machines. Wellness topics such as healthy eating, weight loss, and lowering blood pressure are also taught. Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational, Health/Well-being Ages: 12 year-Adult Staff: Full-time and part-time professional staff Capacity: 500 youth In session: year-round Day/Time: Schedule varies based on time of year. Normal hours Monday-Friday are 8:00 am to 8:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Fee: Teens $5 per month, Adults $25 per month. Contact: Sports & Fitness Director, (609) 392-3191, ext. 13 Youth Sports League Description: During the course of the year, the Club offers various sport leagues for boys & girls in basketball, indoor soccer, flag football, and baseball. Leagues include both instruction and games. Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational Ages: 5-17 years Staff: Full-time and part-time professional staff Capacity: 80 per league In session: Year-round Day/time: Call for specific seasonal schedule. Most games are offered on weekday evenings or Saturdays Fee: $25 to $35, scholarships available Contact: Sports & Fitness Director, (609) 392-3191, ext. 13 Job Ready Description:

Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session:

This national Boys & Girls Club program is a three-part program for area teens. The first part is a 12-week training program on how to be a successful employee, explore career options, and search for a job. The second part is an 8 or 12 -week paid internship at the Club. The third part is a shadowing experience with a local/regional business and employment placement. All Trenton Employment-related 16-18 years Full-time and part-time professional staff 12 youth per class Year Round

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Day/Time: Fee: Contact: Career Explorers Description:

Program session begins at various times throughout the year. Classes are usually held weekday evenings Covered under membership fee ($25 per year) Melissa Sutton, Teen Director, (609) 392-3191, ext. 22

Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

This national program helps youth identify and explore potential careers. It also helps them identify possible career pathways and the step by step process for attaining these careers. All Trenton Employment-related 6th to 10th graders Full time and part-time professional staff 20 Students per class Year Round Program session begins at various times throughout the year. Classes are usually held weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons Free program for Club members Melissa Sutton (609) 392-3191, ext. 22

Teen SAT Prep & Tutoring Description: The Club offers two tutoring programs for High School students. One is our SAT prep program, which helps prepare them for an upcoming SAT test. The second is our tutoring program which can either help them do better in school and/or improve their skills toward attaining entrance into college. Area served: All Trenton Type: Tutoring, academic Ages: 8th to 12 graders Staff: Part-time professional staff Capacity: 15 Students per class In session: Year Round Day/Time: Program session begins at various times throughout the year. Classes are usually held weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons Fee: Free for Club members Contact: Main office (609) 392-3191, ext. 17 College Scholarships Description: The Club offers a number of $1,000 to $2,500 scholarships for Club members to either college or trade school. Winners of local Club scholarships can also compete for state and national Boys & Girls Club Scholarships for up to $20,000. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: High School Juniors and Seniors Staff: Full-time and part-time professional staff

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Fee: Contact: Karate Description:

4 to 6 scholarships September to June; Scholarships are awarded in May and June, but interested students must contact the Club by January 1st to become eligible. Free to Club members Melissa Sutton, Teen Director, (609) 392-3191, ext. 22

Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact: Lacrosse Description:

ATA Black Belt Academy teaches beginner to intermediate levels of karate at the Club. After 12-20 weeks of instruction students are ready for testing to the next level. Intermediate level students also compete in regional competitions. All Trenton Recreational 7 to adult Part-time professional staff 20 Students per class Year Round Program session begins at various times throughout the year. Classes are usually held weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons Sliding fee based on family income Main office (609) 392-3191, ext. 17

Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

The Club teams up with the Bobby Campbell foundation to bring an instructional and traveling lacrosse program to Trenton. First month of the program is instructional, followed by games against other central New Jersey teams. All Trenton Recreational 3rd to 6th graders Part-time professional staff 120 Students per class March through June Weekday late afternoons and weekend practices and games small fee Main office (609) 392-3191, ext. 17

No Child Left Behind Tutoring Description: Students who qualify based on family income, and school test scores can receive small group and one on one tutoring to help with their math and language arts skills Area served: All Trenton Type: Tutoring Ages: K-8 graders Staff: Part-time professional staff

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10 Students per class November to June Weekday afternoons & evenings Fee paid for by Trenton Board of Education Corey McCall, Education Director (609) 392-3191, ext. 19

CAPITAL HEALTH SYSTEMS, MERCER & FULD CAMPUSES
FULD: 750 Brunswick Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638 MERCER: 446 Bellevue Ave. Trenton, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 394-4000 Fax: (609) 394-4401 Nancy Schlitter, Director Junior Volunteer Program Description: Summer volunteer program for teenagers; junior volunteers are assigned to a variety of areas in the hospital. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, employment-related Ages: 14-18 with a grade average of a “C” or better Staff: Hospital Personnel, Volunteers In session: End of June to end of August Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Fee: None Contact: Nancy Schlitter (nschlitter@chsnj.org) Director of Volunteer Services

CAROLYN STOKES DAY NURSERY
1 Princess Diana Lane Trenton, NJ 08638 Phone: (609) 392-2648 Fax: (609) 392-1771 Stacy H. Capehart, Executive Director Nursery School Program Description: Learning experiences which nurture and promote growth in all areas of the child’s development. Individuality and uniqueness of each child is respected Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational Ages: 2 ½-5 years Staff: Accredited nursery teachers, assistant teachers, aides Capacity: 85 Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM

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Fee: Sliding fee: Contact:

Yes No, but SSBG slots sometimes available Stacy H. Capehart, executive director, at (609) 392-2648

CARVER YOUTH AND FAMILY CENTER
40 Fowler St. Trenton, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 394-9688 Florence H. Bishop, Director President: Nathaniel Jones Carver Center Tutoring Program Description: Tutoring program located at the Carver Youth and Family Center. The program’s primary focus is to assist students in improving in the subject areas in which they are experiencing difficulty such as math, language, reading, writing, etc. Area served: All wards in Trenton Type: Tutoring Ages: 1st grade through high school and beyond Staff: 2 teachers, and volunteers In session: September-May Day/Time: Monday, Tuesday, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM Fee: None Contact #: Florence Bishop at (609) 394-9688

THE CHILDREN’S CENTER AND PRE-SCHOOL
1746 South Clinton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 393-0047 Jonathan Lamand, Director Pre-School Education Program Description: Pre-K education Area served: Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 3-4 Staff: 6 full-time Teachers, 2 part-time Teachers Capacity: 30 students In session: Year Round Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM Fee: None Contact: (609) 393-0047

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CHILDREN’S FUTURES
28 West State Street Suite 305 Trenton, NJ 08608-1602 Phone: 609-695-1977 Fax: 609-695-5392 E-mail: brovner@childrensfutures.org Description: Children's Futures, a public/private partnership primarily supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is committed to ensuring that every child in Trenton enters preschool healthy and ready to learn. Children's Futures is working with health care and social service organizations and citizens in Trenton to provide a comprehensive approach to early childhood development. Agency Goals: Community Collaboration comprised of the following interventions focusing on: Improving Birth Outcomes, Improving Quality in Child Care, Improving Primary Care to Focus on Prevention, Improving Access to Substance Abuse Treatment, Building Capacity among Small Organizations, Improving Services for Maternal Depression, and Improving Father Engagement in Early Childhood Area served: All of Trenton Type: Health/Well-being, counseling Ages: Women of Child Bearing Years, Fathers, Expectant Parents, New Parents of Infants or Toddlers, Infants and Toddlers from Birth to Age Three, Step-Parents, Grandparents, Foster Parents. Staff: Social service professionals, Technical Support Staff Capacity: Community-Wide Fee: None Contact #: Bill Rovner at 609-695-1977 Parent/Child and Father Center Contacts: East Ward Parent/Child Center St. Francis Medical Center 601 Hamilton Avenue Crean Hall Trenton, NJ 08629 (609) 599-5764 West Ward Center Mercer Street Friends 1100 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 989-1395 North Ward Center c/o Children’s Home Society

1554 Princeton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08638 (609) 393-2980 South Ward Center Catholic Charities/El Centro 342 Home Avenue Trenton, NJ 08611 (609) 393-7802 Father Center c/o Union Industrial Home for Children 4 N. Broad Street Trenton, NJ 08608 (609) 695-3663

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CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY OF NEW JERSEY
635 South Clinton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08611 (609) 695-6274 (609) 394-5769 www.chsofnj.org Adoption Support Services Description: The purpose of this program is to enable individuals and families, who are part of the adoption triad, to deal with the impact of adoption in their lives, and to overcome the social, psychological, and interpersonal problem interfering with their functioning. Specific services include individual counseling, family counseling, advocacy and education, at any point prior to the adoption. Area served: Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Hunterdon, Somerset counties. Referrals come from the local DYFS offices in those counties Type: Counseling Ages: Up to 17 Staff: LCSW; LPC Capacity: 22 families In session: Once a week Fee: None Contact: Ann Suabedissen, Director (609) 695-6274 Behavioral Supports for Adoptive Families Description: The purpose of this program is to provide in-home, intensive, short-term behavioral therapy to children in the DYFS foster care system, whose case goal is adoption. It is a mission of this program to prepare and motivate families to utilize referrals to outside agencies, when more intensive services are needed. Area served: Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Hunterdon, and Somerset counties. Referrals come from the local DYFS offices in those counties Type: Counseling Ages: Up to 17 Staff: LCSW Capacity: 12 families In session: Once a week Fee: None Contact: Ann Suabedissen, Director (609) 695-6274 Pregnant Adolescent Treatment Homes Description: Foster home setting for pregnant teens. Referrals must come through DYFS, but can come from local office in the State of NJ. Pregnant teens are referred in their first or second trimester and can stay in the program until the baby is six weeks old. The DYFS caseworker stays involved, the PATH social worker is available for support, and a Nurse Educator visits the home regularly to check on the teen and baby. Training is held on various topics in the home and at CHS of NJ.

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Pregnant teens must be able to live in a family setting. (The pregnant teens attend school while in the program.) Area served: All local DYFS offices in NJ Type: Health/Well-being, counseling Ages: Up to 17 Staff: Social worker, Nurse Educator, and Treatment Home Parent Capacity: There are 3 homes. Two homes can each take pregnant teens and one home takes 2 non-pregnant teens. Fee: None Contact: Michelle Frattaroli, (609) 695-6274 Extended Family Care Description: Foster home setting for parenting teens. Referrals must come through DYFS local offices in the Central Region of NJ, which includes Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, and Hunterdon counties. Parenting teens must be able to live in a family setting. They may stay until age 21 with their child. They will complete their education and may work toward a college or vocational degree or obtain a job. The DYFS Caseworker stays involved, the EFC Caseworker is available for support and advocacy, helping the teen with parenting, education, social, cultural, and other issues. Training is held on various topics in the home and at CHS of NJ. The parenting teens attend school while in the program and the babies attend day care. Area served: Local DYFS offices in Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, and Hunterdon counties in NJ Type: Health/Well-being, counseling Ages: The average age is 16 and the teen can stay in the home until age 21 Staff: EFC caseworker, DYFS caseworker, and EFC parent Capacity: There are 4 homes, with a maximum of 6 parenting teens, and 6 babies Fee: None Contact: Teresa Anthenelli, (609) 695-6274 Promoting Safe and Stable Families Description: This program is set up for families, who are experiencing difficulties after the finalization of an adoption. Area served: Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Hunterdon, and Somerset counties Type: Counseling Age: Up to 17 Staff: LCSW Capacity: 6 families Fee: None Contact: Marie Braun, (609) 695-6274 Childhood Separation and Loss Description: Children with a history of separation from their family of origin, from previous foster families, and from siblings, will experience loss and need the help of knowledgeable professionals in being allowed to grieve their losses. Childhood

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Separation and Loss counseling provides short-term, focused treatment to the child in the context of the family with whom he/she lives. Past and present life events are clarified. It is expected that children will revisit their losses as they go through different developmental stages. Area served: Mercer County Type: Counseling, Health/Well-being Ages: Up to 17 Staff: LCSW or LPC Capacity: 12 cases Fee: None Contact: Alison Johnson, (609) 695-6274

CITYSMILES
241 Mercer Street Trenton, NJ 08611 (609) 394-8018 info@citysmiles.org www.citysmiles.org Mission CitySmiles is a nonprofit organization that believes that urban communities are exciting, diverse and inspiring places for families to live, learn and have fun. CitySmiles provides and connects families with high quality, family-oriented, hands-on experiences that support and promote this belief. We value: • Children and families • Racial and economic diversity • Integrated communities • Learning as an everyday, interactive experience • The environment

CITY OF TRENTON RECREATIONAL PROGRAM
319 East State St. Trenton, NJ 08608 Francis Blanco, Director, Department of Recreation, Natural Resources, and Culture (609)-989-3361 Baseball American Legion-Trenton Schroths Post 93 Description: Baseball players ages 15-18 can try out for the teams. Trenton Schroths Post 93 is open to city residents who attend Notre Dame,

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McCorristin, or Trenton Central High School. Games are held May-August at Wetzel Field on Morris Avenue. Contact: Warren Mengedoth, Athletic Director, (609) 585-3249 American Legion-Mitchell Davis Post #182 Description: Baseball players ages 15-18 years old can try out for the teams. Mitchell Davis #182 is open to city residents who attend Notre Dame, McCorristin, or Trenton Central High School. Games are held May through August at Trenton Central High School. Contact: Willie smith, Athletic Director, (609) 393-1223 Trenton Babe Ruth North/West League Description: Open to players ages 13 to 15 years old. The league is divided into two divisions, North/West and South/East. Games are held during May through August (evenings and weekends), at the South Trenton Baseball Complex on Bunting Avenue in Hamilton Township (South/East) and at the Cadwalader Park Stuyvesant Avenue Field (North/West). Contact: George Bleistein, President, (609) 695-4941 Little League Baseball Description: Children ages 6-12 can participate in Little League Baseball. There are four Little League organizations in the City of Trenton. One league is located in each ward. All residency guidelines, fees, and game schedules are set by each Little League Organization. 1. Chambersburg Little League: All games are played at Chambersburg Little League field, Columbus Park on Chestnut Ave. Contact Danny Carringan, President, (609) 695-6150. 2. North Trenton Little League: All games are played at Al Downing field in Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Brunswick Ave. Please contact Willie Smith, (609) 3939-1223 3. West End Little League: All games are played at the Joel Medley field in Cadwalader Park on Parkside Ave. Contact Johnnie Weeks, President at (609) 393-1393 4. South Trenton/6-11 Little League: All games are played at the South Trenton Baseball complex on Bunting Ave. in Hamilton Township. Contact Ernest Perez, President, (609) 393-3130 * Mayor’s Baseball Cup: End of summer tournament play between the city’s four little leagues to compete for Mayor’s trophy as City Champion. Held in August at one of the Little League fields. Contact Harry Blackwell at (609) 9893628. Basketball Description: The City of Trenton operates a summer and winter basketball program. The summer basketball program is comprised of 6 leagues; boys and girls middle school, boys and girls high school,

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and men’s and women’s unlimited. The winter basketball program consists of 6 different leagues; 7-9 coed, 10-12 boys, 10-12 girls, 13-15 boys, 13-15 girls, and a men’s unlimited program for young men ages 16 and up. Harry Blackwell, (609) 989-3628

Contact: Tackle Football Description: Open to city youth ages 9 to 14. Teams are divided by weight: 1. Little Tornadoes/heavy weight (115 pounds and over) 2. Trenton Black/light weight (110 pounds and under) 3. Trenton Red/light weight (110 pounds and under) Games are held Sundays at 3 PM at Trenton High School football field, August through November. Contact: Paul Sumners, (609) 633-7554 Golf

Open to city youth ages 6 to 15. Age groups divide this league: 69 division, and 10-12 division. Games are played at the Cadwalader Park field on West State St. and the Park’s Gully Field on Stuyvesant Ave., Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, from August through November. Harry Blackwell, (609) 989-3843

Youth Development Golf Program Description: This program provides free beginner and intermediate golf instruction for young people, ages 3 and older, interested in golf. The lessons are enhanced through a series of clinics scheduled throughout the year. Classes are held at the Cadwalader Park Gully Field on Stuyvesant Avenue, Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 noon. Contact: Harry Blackwell, (609) 989-3843 Greater Trenton Junior Golf Program Description: This program provides golf practices, tournament play, 9-hole and 18-hole games of golf, and chip & putt courses, April through August, at Ewing Outdoor Golf Center, Prospect Street and Cadwalader Park (Stuyvesant Ave). Contact: Jeff Hughes, President, (609) 273-5803 Soccer Trenton Youth Soccer Program Description: The City’s Youth Soccer Program consists of instructional classes and competitive games. The program exposes city youth ages 6 to

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14 to the orientation and development of soccer skills and sportsmanship. This recreational program is held from August to November, Saturdays 9 AM-12 PM at Trenton Central High School soccer fields. The outdoor league has the following divisions: 1. Little Kickers (co-ed): 6-7 years old 2. Boys Division I: 8-10 years old 3. Boys Division II: 11-13 years old 4. Girls Division I: 8-10 years old 5. Girls Division II: 11-14 years old (609) 989-3628, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM This is a recreational program that is held from November to March on Fridays at 6 PM. Games are held at various public school facilities. The indoor league has two divisions. 1. 12 years and under 2. 13 years and old (609) 989-3628, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM The Soccer Traveling League plays from August to October and consists of the following teams: 1. Girls-Trenton Lightning (13 & 14 years old) 2. Boys-Trenton Silver Streaks (10 & 11 years old) 3. Boys-Trenton Revolution (9 & 10 years old) (609) 989-3628, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Contact: Soccer Traveling League Description:

Contact: Swimming

Community Swimming Description: Year-round swimming is now available at local public schools’ swimming pools. The program will operate from 4 PM to 6 PM, Monday-Thursday at different pools throughout the City. Program coordination and implementation will be lead by Mark Bailey. Available pools include: 1. Dunn Middle School Location: 401 Dayton St. Days: Monday-Thursday 2. Trenton Central High School Location: 400 Chambers St. Days: Monday and Wednesday 3. Munoz-Rivera School Location: 400 North Montgomery St. Days: Tuesday and Thursday Summer Swimming Description: Swimming is available at 5 City community swimming pools, open seven days a week. Morning (10 AM-Noon) are reserved for camp

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programs and afternoons (1 PM-6 PM) are available for the general public. Swimming classes are available for children, free of charge. The City of Trenton has also formed a solid partnership with the school district to enable city resident to utilize the indoor facilities at various times during the winter and summer swim times. Mark Bailey, (609) 509-3929

1. Roberto Clemente Pool Location: 342 North Academy St. 2. Martin Luther King Pool Location: 679 Southard St. 3. Cooper Pool Location: 397 Union St. 4. Calhoun St. Pool Location: 201-207 Calhoun St. 5. Hetzel Pool Location: 200 North Olden Ave. Indoor Facilities: 1. Rivera Elementary School Location: 4000 North Montgomery Ave. 2. Dunn Middle School Location: 401 Dayton St. Tennis Winter Program (Indoor) Description: NJTL consists of free indoor court time and quality instruction at the Mercer County Indoor Center located at the Mercer county Airport. Contact: Dan Faber, (609) 306-4027, dfabes@aol.com Summer Program Description: Offers daily play and instruction at City courts from June through mid-August, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 1:30 PM, City Courts include: 1. Cadwalader Park, Parkside Ave. and West State St. (12 Courts) 2. Trenton Central High School, Chambers St. and Hamilton Ave. (8 Courts) 3. Villa Park, Lyndale Ave. (4 Courts) Contact: Dan Faber, (609) 306-4027, dfabes@aol.com, www.njtloftrenton.com

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Track Trenton Track and Field Program Description: Offers track instruction for youths ages 4-12. Track clinics are held at Trenton Central High School Track Field from April until June. Competitions are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Contact: Kevin Davis, (609) 989-3242, ext. 111, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM4:30 PM Trenton Unlimited Track Program Description: Provides track and field instruction for ages 13 and older during the months of July and August. Track meets are held Monday through Friday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Trenton Central High School track field. The program includes training, traveling, and track competitions. Contact: Al Jennings, (609) 516-8014 OTHER CITY OF TRENTON PROGRAMS Back-on-Track (BOT) Description: Back-on-Track is an accountability-based early intervention program for entry level juvenile offenders and runaways. Youth are referred by the Trenton Police Department, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office for juveniles on probation; Mercer House parolees or by the Mercer County’s Statewide Initiative Program (SIP). The program aims to ensure that juvenile offenders make a successful transition back into the community by overcoming emotional and social dysfunction, acquiring job skills, and gaining employment. Area served: All Trenton Type: Counseling, employment-related, recreational, tutoring Ages: All Staff: Specialists, counselors, staff In session: Sessions vary depending on site: • Boys and Girls Club: School year M-F 3:00-8:30, Sat. 9:00-3:00 Summer: M-F 8:00 am-6:00pm • Mercer Street Friends Opportunity Center M-F 9:00am-7:00pm • Anchor House M-F 8:00am-4:00pm (except Tues. 11am-7pm) Anchor House staff available 24/7. Fee: None Contact: For more information, contact the Division of Community Relations and Social Services at 609-989-3363. Safe Transition to Employment Program (STEP) Description: This program targets out of school youth who are not enrolled in an academic or vocational program and are unemployed or underemployed. STEP changes lives by providing life skills and personal development courses, exposing participants to assessment and career exploration, educating through innovative job readiness

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techniques, providing placement and internships following graduation from STEP, promoting preparatory GED and high school diploma courses for dropouts, and creating incentives to earn a GED and take advantage of vocational opportunities and apprenticeships. Area served: All Trenton Type: Employment-related Ages: 6-21 years In session: Year-round Fee: None Contact: For information call the Division of Community Relations and Social Services at 609-989-4282 SCOOP (Social Celebrations, Opportunities, Organizations, and People) Description: SCOOP is the city’s youth enrichment program, which offers an expanded day program for Trenton youth in a safe and secure environment. It is currently operating at 10 different sites throughout the city and is accessible to all through a comprehensive transportation system. Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational, academic, cultural, tutoring, leadership Ages: 7-18 Staff: Professionals, counselors, staff In session: School year and summer camp July-August Day/Time: School year: M-F 3pm-9pm, Sat. 9am-2pm; Summer: M-F 8am-5pm Fee: None Contact: 609-989-3628 or visit SCOOP on the web at www.trenton.k12.nj.us/dascoop (To contact a particular SCOOP site directly, see the site listings below) SCOOP sites: Gwen Shy Ike Williams Community Center 238 Clay Street 609-989-3494 Lonnie McQueen Sam Naples Community Center 611 Chestnut Avenue 609-989-3472 Ned White Dunn Elementary School 401 Dayton Street 609-656-4700 ext. 611

Edward Butler Hedgepath Williams 306 Gladstone Avenue 609-989-2934 Steve Williams Sherman Avenue Middle School Academy 37 Sherman Avenue 609-278-2585 Kelei Carter PJ Hill Elementary School 1010 East State Street 609-278-7816

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Anthony Rogers North Clinton Community Center 454 Clinton Avenue 609-989-3657 Ronald Clark West Ward Recreation Center 351 Prospect Street 609-989-3407 James Williams Trenton Central High School West 1001 West State Street 609-656-4770 ext. 6343

Rochelle Richardson Munoz-Rivera Neighborhood Community Center 400 North Montgomery Street 609-278-0860 Tyheich Brooks Mott Elementary School 45 Stokley Avenue 609-656-4830 ext. 3156

Summer Food Service Program Description: The program provides free, nutritious meals and recreational activities including arts and crafts, games and swimming to youth. Area served: All Trenton, 20 sites throughout the city Type: Recreational Ages: 5-18 years In session: July and August Day/Time: Monday-Friday 9:00-3:00 Fee: None Contact: For information on locations near your neighborhood, call (609)-815-2160 or (609)-989-3848 Take it to the Streets Description: Provides recreation, cultural activities in individual neighborhoods Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational, cultural Ages: 6 to 17 years In session: Summer Day/Time: Days vary, 12pm-7pm Fee: None Contact: Call Andrew Bobbitt (609) 989-3195 to arrange for Take it to the Streets to come to your neighborhood. Trenton Youth Jazz Ensemble Description: Youth Jazz ensemble open to Trenton youth that performs at various Trenton functions during the year. Area served: All Trenton Type: Cultural Ages: 10-adults In session: Year-round

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Practices are held during the school year on Thursday evenings from 5-7 at various locations. None City's Recreation Division at (609) 989-3353

COOPERATION FOR A NON-VIOLENT FUTURE
PO Box 5111 Trenton, NJ 08638 Telephone: 609-896-3710 Fax: 609-895-1831 Cooperation for a Non-Violent Future Description: A community peace center for youth to be trained to handle community situations through conflict resolution and mediation. Area served: All Trenton Type: Counseling, leadership Ages: 5 years to adults Capacity: 20 In session: Summer Day/Time: By appointment Fee: None Contact: Dr. Risa Cardwell-Smith, Executive Director at 609-896-3710

COTSEN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY
Princeton University Library 1 Washington Rd. Princeton, NJ 08544-2098 Phone: (609) 258-1148 Fax: (609) 258-2324 Andrea Immel, Curator Dana Sheridan, Education & Outreach Coordinator Tiger Tales Description: Drop-in story hour for preschoolers. Once a week, staff and/or volunteers read aloud picture books and lead related art activities. Area served: Mercer County Type: Academic, cultural Ages: 3-5 Staff: University staff and/or volunteers In session: Year-round Day/Time: Fridays, 11am-12pm Contact: Dana Sheridan, Education & Outreach Coordinator, (609) 258-2697

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Stories in Many Languages Description: Story hours conducted for children who speak another language other than English. Last year, Cotsen hosted sessions in French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Arabic and Hebrew. Area served: Mercer County Type: Cultural, academic Ages: 3+ Staff: University volunteers In session: October-April Day/Time: Varies depending on language, call library or see website for information Contact: Dana Sheridan, Education & Outreach Coordinator, (609) 258-2697 Nature Inside Out Description: Environmental education program with nature educator Pam Newitt. This program begins and ends inside the library, but in between, explores the outdoors and Princeton campus. Each program includes a story, an outing (weather permitting), and a hands-on project. Area served: Mercer County Type: Academic, recreational Ages: 3-5 Staff: Certified teachers, volunteers In session: Year-round Day/Time: Varies - call library or see our website for more information Contact: Dana Sheridan, Education & Outreach Coordinator, (609) 258-2697

COVENANT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
1217 Calhoun St Trenton, NJ 08638 Phone: (609) 695-0684 Alma C. Vincent, CEO PARK (Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids) Description: Behavioral assistance in community, after-school, and summer programs Area served: Mercer County Type: Counseling, academic Ages: 5-18 Staff: Teachers, volunteers, licensed social workers Capacity: 30 In session: Year round; After-school program while school is in session, Camp during the summer Day/Time: After-school program: Monday-Friday, 2:30-7:30, Summer Camp M-F 9AM-4PM Fee: Varies depending on service rendered Contact: Office, (609) 695-0684 Director, (609) 306-7508

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CYO (CATHOLIC YOUTH ORGANIZATION) OF MERCER COUNTY
920 South Broad Street Trenton, NJ 08611 Phone: (609) 396-8383 Fax: (609) 392-8419 Web-Site: www.cyomercer.org Thomas G. Mladenetz, Executive Director Kevin M. Walsh, Director of Youth Services Donna Zolnierzak, Administrative/Pre-School Director Pre-School - Trenton Description: Abbott and non-Abbott classrooms. Early childhood educational program for children 21/2 to 5 years old. NAEYC accredited. Subsidized and free slots available. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack served. Certified Teachers. Bilingual staff (Spanish). Family Workers. Area served: All Mercer County (Abbott – Trenton only) Type: Early Childhood Educational Program Ages: 2 ½ to 5 years Staff: CYO staff ratio 2:15 children per classroom Capacity: 75 Abbott / 15 Non-Abbott In session: Year round Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Fee: Yes (Abbott – No) Sliding fee: Yes Contact: Donna Zolnierzak, Administrative Director at 609-396-8383 ext. 21 En espanol 609-396-8383 ext. 10 or 33 After School Program Description: Offers supervised recreational and educational activities during the after-school hours. Homework assistance is available. Transportation from many city schools and afternoon snack provided. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational, tutoring also available Ages: 5-12 Staff: CYO staff Capacity: 150 In session: September through June Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:30, plus half-day school sessions Fee: Yes Sliding fee: Yes Contact: Kevin Walsh, Director of Youth Services at (609) 396-8383, ext. 13 or kwalsh@cyomercer.org

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Day Camp Description: A recreation and education summer program offering swimming lessons, arts and crafts, CYO outdoor playground, local parks, NJTA tennis lessons, character education, cub scout program, computer lab, game room, TV room, lunch and afternoon snack. Transportation is available. Camp located at 920 South Broad St. Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreation, Education Camp (REC) Ages: 5-12 Staff: Program Director, Assistant Director, teachers, and counselors (1:8 adult/child ratio) Capacity: 150 In session: End of June, July, and August Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM Fee: Yes Sliding fee: Yes Contact: Kevin Walsh, Director of Youth Services at (609) 396-8383, ext. 13 or kwalsh@cyomercer.org Evening Teen Program Description: Free video game room, ping pong, bumper pool, computer lab, basketball league, special events and more. Parents/guardians are required to register their teenager in person and a copy of their birth certificate is required at the time of registration. Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational Ages: 13-17 Staff: CYO staff and volunteers Capacity: 150 In session: September to mid-May Day/time: Tuesday and Wednesday during school year - 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Fee: Free to Trenton residents Contact: Mary Kondash, Teen Program Director at (609) 396-8383 ext.35

DIOCESE OF TRENTON (ROMAN CATHOLIC)
701 Lawrenceville Rd. Trenton, NJ 08648 Phone: (609) 406-7400 Contact 1: (Hispanic Youth Conference)-Pilar Acosta-Delaney Contact 2: (Youth Rally)-Karen Zielinski Hispanic Youth Conference Description: A day of reflection with prayer, meditation, and music. Area served: Mercer County Type: Cultural, recreational Ages: 18-25 Staff: Volunteers 26

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$8 Pilar Acosta-Delaney, (609) 394-5757

Catholic Youth Rally and Family Day Description: A day for children, youth, and their families at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ Area served: Mercer County Type: Recreational Ages: All Staff: Diocesan volunteers Fee: TBA, includes picnic, parking, Safari, and a complimentary return ticket Contact: Karen Zielinski at (609) 406-7410

EAST TRENTON COMMUNITY CENTER
601 North Clinton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638 Phone: (609) 393-8009 Fax: (609) 393-5593 After School Program Description: The program is designed to enrich student’s school learning through extra help and computer training and also to teach conflict resolution skills. This year, the after school program will also provide musical and sport instruction in conjunction with Lawrenceville Preparatory. Area served: East Ward Type: Mentoring, academic, recreational Ages: Grades 1-8 Capacity: 45 In session: October-June Day/Time: Monday-Friday 3:00-5:15 Fee: None Summer Activities Program: Campversity Description: The Program is a joint venture with the Lawrence Neighborhood Service Center located on Eggerts Crossing Road in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. A typical day is structured around a core academic curriculum, including math; science; and reading in the morning with cultural enrichment, nutritional awareness and recreational activities in the afternoon. Area served: East Ward Type: Mentoring, academic, recreational In session: June-August Day/Time: Monday-Friday Fee: The tuition for each of the participants is subsidized through the East Trenton Center’s Community Development Block Grant funds and the Child Care Connection, which is a government Program administered at the municipal level

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EDISON JOB CORP ACADEMY
P.O. Box 95 26 Yard Avenue Job Corps Office Trenton, NJ 08625 Recruitment: 1-866-717-3622 www.njjobcorps.org Description: Job Corps, which is administered by the US Department of Labor, is America’s leading career skills training and education program for youth. Participants have the opportunity to earn a NJ state-certified high school diploma or GED and gain valuable career skills for a variety of fields. Most of the students at the Edison Job Corp Academy live on campus and participate in a wide range of extracircular activities. Area served: Tri-State and beyond Type: Academic, employment-related, recreational Ages: 16-24 Staff: Teachers, professionals, staff Capacity: 530 In session: Year-round Day/Time: Academic and career skills training M-F 6am-3:30pm, recreational activities available after school and on weekends. Fee: None Contact: Deborah Hart, Admissions Counselor 609-633-7385 or the recruitment number listed above.

FAMILY GUIDANCE CENTER
1931 Nottingham Way Hamilton, NJ 08619 Phone: 609-586-0668 Fax: 609-586-4759 Mark Lamar, Executive Director: mark.lamar@fgccorp.org Behavioral Healthcare Services/Substance Abuse Recovery Program Description: Providing outpatient therapy/counseling for individuals, couples and families, medication monitoring, and case management services. Area Served: Mercer County, NJ Type: Counseling, health/well-being Ages: 6+ Staff: Master level clinicians including social workers, counselors, psychologists, a board certified psychiatrist and advanced nurse practitioners. In Session: Year Round Day/Time: Monday and Friday 9am-5pm, Tues, Wed. and Thursday 9am-9pm Fee: Medicaid and third party insurance accepted, sliding fee scale for uninsured Contact: Access Center at 609-587-6641

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Children’s Day Treatment Description: Intensive outpatient program for children with emotional difficulties. Area Served: Mercer County, NJ Ages: 6-14 Type: Counseling, health/well-being Staff: Master and Bachelor level social workers Capacity: 90 children In Session: Year-round Day/Time: Monday through Friday 3pm-6pm during school year; full day July and August Fee: Medicaid accepted, sliding fee scale Contact: Steve Patillo 609- 882-1898 Children’s Day School Description: Private school for children with behavior disorders. Structured behavior modification system and counseling services. Area Served: All of Greater Mercer County and beyond Type: Academic, counseling Ages: 6-15 Staff: Certified Special Education Teachers, Master Level Social Workers Capacity: 65-70 children In Session: Year-round Day/Time: Monday – Friday 9am-3pm Fee: Tuition is paid by sending school district Contact: Jim Rigel, Principal 609-882-2288

GALILEE BAPTIST CHURCH
440 Princeton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08619 Phone: (609) 392-9040 Evangelist Rachel Sanders, Youth Director Youth Prevention (Youth Source) Program Description: Youth prevention program: alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Area Served: All Trenton Type: Counseling, health/well-being Ages: 7-17 Staff: Volunteers Capacity: 50 In session: Year-round Day/Time: Mondays, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Fee: None Contact: Evangelist Rachel Sanders, (609)-392-9898

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THE GARVEY SCHOOL, INC.
27 East Paul Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638 Phone: (609) 792-9038 Baye Kemit, Ed. M. The Garvey School Description: An independent high school Area served: Trenton and the Metropolitan area Type: Academic Ages: Grades 9-12 Staff: Teachers, parents, and volunteers Capacity: Up to 80 students In session: September-June Day/Time: Monday-Friday Fee: Yes Contact: Baye Kemit, (609) 792-9038 Ashe: Health, Wealth, and Knowledge of Self Description: Various youth and adult programs focused on health, education, and cultural awareness. Area served: Trenton community Type: Health/well-being, cultural Ages: Varies depending on program Staff: Professional teachers and educators Capacity: Varies depending on program In session: Starting July 1, 2006. Day/Time: Monday-Saturday 10:00 am- 6:00 pm Fee: Yes Contact: Baye Kemit, (609) 792-9038

GIRL SCOUTS OF DELAWARE-RARITAN, INC.
108 Church Lane Trenton, NJ 08816 Phone: (732) 821-9090 Fax: (732) 821-4211 Website: www.gsofdr.org Michele Tuck-Ponder, Executive Director Girl Scouting Description: Girl Scouting provides girls with experiences that foster values, self-potential, relating to others, handling a crisis, safety, preventing teen pregnancy, and contributing to society. Activities take place at schools and in various locations. There is also a great benefit available for adult volunteers, who will gain valuable leadership and organizational skills from working with troops of girls.

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Mercer, Somerset, and Middlesex Counties Academic, cultural, recreational, leadership K through 12th grade Volunteer Scout leaders and assistants Varies $10 registration fee Tannya Hemingway Ext.118 themingway@gsofdr.org

HEALTHY MOTHERS/HEALTHY BABIES COALITION A PROGRAM OF CENTRAL NEW JERSEY MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CONSORTIUM
2 King Arthur Court, Suite B North Brunswick, NJ 08902 Phone: (609) 394-7454, (732) 937-5437 Brenda Tift, Coordinator Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition Description: The Coalition strives to address Trenton specific maternal/child health concerns. The goals and objectives of the coalition are to reduce the infant mortality rate, increase early access to prenatal care (1st trimester), ensure that children are immunized on time, reduce teen pregnancy, and prevent substance use and abuse during pregnancy. Area served: Trenton, Plainfield, and New Brunswick Type: Health/well-being, counseling Ages: Women of child bearing age, infants, and children Staff: Coordinator and outreach worker comprised of approximately 40 health and social service professionals and paraprofessionals In session: Bi-monthly meetings Day/Time: 2nd Thursdays, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Contact: Brenda Tift, (609) 394-7454 or (732) 937-5437

HOWELL LIVING HISTORY FARM
101 Hunter Road Titusville, NJ 08560 (mailing address) Phone: (609) 737-3299 Peter Watson, Administrator Saturdays at Howell Farm Description: Free family programs on old-fashioned farm which is part of the Mercer County recreation system. Programs include plowing contests, wheat harvests, evening hay rides, and ice cream parties. Howell Farm is located on Valley Road, just off route 29, 4 miles north of Washington Crossing. Area Served: All of New Jersey Type: Recreational

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All Ages Park Commission staff and volunteers Unlimited All year round Saturdays, 10 AM-4 PM None Kathy Brilla at (609) 737-3299 **Note-Call for information on other child/parent activities

ISLES
10 Wood St. Trenton, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 341-4700 Fax: (609) 393-9513 Martin Johnson, Executive Director Environmental Education Center Description: Environmental field trips, workshops, and family hikes in Cadwalader Park; topics include trees, plants, and wildlife Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational Ages: 5-14 Staff: Isles employees and volunteers Capacity: Open In session: Year-round Day/Time: Monday-Friday, by appointment Fee: None Contact: Elyse Piznick, Director The Children’s Garden Description: A hands-on outdoor classroom where children learn about the environment through gardening, workshops, educational activities, and trips; also an introduction to community service projects. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, recreational Ages: 5-14 Staff: Isles employees and volunteers In session: Year-round Day/Time: School year: Monday-Friday, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM and some Saturdays Summer: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM and some Saturdays Fee: Yes Sliding fee: Yes Contact: Elyse Piznick, Director

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ISLES Career Center/YouthBuild Program 33 Tucker Street Trenton, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 341-4712 Fax: (609) 695-3092 Martin Johnson, Executive Director Description: The Isles Career Center/YouthBuild Program provides a peer-based setting for young adults (ages 16-24) seeking academic instruction, construction education, career counseling, leadership development, job and higher education placement. Area Served: Trenton and the surrounding areas are served. Type: Academic, leadership, employment-related Ages: 16 to 24 Staff: Vice President, Program Director, Program Assistant, Operations Manager, 3 Academic instructors, 1 part-time high school guidance counselor, Career Development Manager, Construction Manager and 3 Site Trainers, Case Manager, Administrative Assistant Capacity: 80 selected trainees Orientation: 1 week each August, Cycle September to June. Summer Program as scheduled Meetings: Trainees must report to school by 7:30 a. m. to 2:30-3:00 p.m. depending on the trainee’s group schedule. Fees: No fees, trainees are provided a stipend (based on good attendance/behavior) to assist with expenses. Contact: Wendy Kelley, Program Director, 609-341-4712

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NJ, INC.
4365 Route 1, South Princeton, NJ 08540 Phone: 609-419-0404 x 108 Fax: 609-419-0581 http://nj.ja.org Catherine Milone-Richards, President Junior Achievement Description: Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and free enterprise. Through a dedicated network of role models from the business community who volunteer their time to teach the JA program, JA offers in-school and after-school curricula for students in grades k-12. JA programs focus on seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy, and career development. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 6-18 Staff: Volunteer business consultants Capacity: 1,000+ 33

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September- May One school day per week for a 5-8 week period (depending on grade level) None (Ms.) Mukti Patel, Senior Manager

KIDSBRIDGE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
4556 S. Broad St. 2nd Floor Trenton, NJ 08620 Phone: (609) 396-4300 Lynne Azarchi, Executive Director Children’s Museum Description: Dedicated to the awareness and celebration of human diversity. It offers innovative educational and social programs and events. Kidsbridge encourages the students, families, and educators of the greater Mercer County region to understand and appreciate the strengths and opportunities that are inherent in the diverse, mosaic cultures of our community and world. Summer Leadership Camp Description: Intended for ages 6-18, this camp includes a combination of creation and teambuilding activities, which will empower children to see themselves as capable and achievement oriented. Area served: All Trenton Type: Leadership, academic, recreational Ages: 6-15 In session: Summer, Yearly Contact: Lynne Azarchi, Executive Director, (609) 396-4300 Fee: Yes Museum Exhibits Description: Include Paper Power exhibit, Challenge Zone, Science and Energy, Children’s Tolerance Exhibit, Kids’ Supermarket, Health Kids, Kids’ Bank, and Kids’ Clubhouse

LIFETIES
2205 Pennington Rd Trenton, NJ 08638 609-771-1600 www.lifetiesinc.org Description: Four-pronged program to help adolescents in crisis: Rainbow House for teen mothers with HIV-infected infants; Triad House, a group home for young victims of abuse; TILT, a teaching program to ensure a smooth transition from out-of home placement to independent living, Mary’s Place transitional living in

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development. Area Served: TILT - Mercer County Rainbow House - Open to referrals from 21 counties TRIAD - Open to referrals from 21 counties Mary’s Place – Open to referrals from 21 counties Referrals: Accepting DYFS and CMO referrals. Ages: Adolescents Capacity: TILT – No waiting list Rainbow House – 12 beds TRIAD - 10 beds Mary’s Place Transitional Living – In development In Session: All year Contact: TILT - Beverly M. Gibson, Director Rainbow House – Tracy Bass, Director TRIAD – Kim McNear, Director Mary’s PlaceTransitional Living – Robin Wilkenson, Director

LUTHERAN SOCIAL MINISTRIES OF NEW JERSEY
189 South Broad Street Trenton, New Jersey 08601 Phone: (609) 393-4900 Fax: 609-303-1111 Andrew Durbak, School Liaison Immigration Refugee Program Description: Provides support services for refugee children in Trenton Public Schools. Area served: All Trenton Type: Counseling, health/well-being Ages: School-aged In session: Year-round Contact: Andrew Durbak, School Liason at 609-393-4900 Ext. 17

MARTIN HOUSE LEARNING CENTER
794 East State St. Trenton, NJ 08609 Phone: (609) 989-8143 Fax: (609) 989-0933 Robert Donaldson, Executive Director; rjdonaldsonmhlc@aol.com STARS (Students Together Achieving Real Success) Description: Training of adolescents in dealing with young children; organizing and planning weekend activities; group dynamics for useful activity and direction Area served: East Ward Type: Leadership, academic, employment-related Ages: 12-16

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Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact: Boy Scouts Description: Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact: Girl Scouts Description: Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact: Pre-School Description: Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/time: Fee: Contact:

Four adult supervisors 24 School year 2 days per week,(days vary) 3:00 PM-5:00 PM None Kalisha Moore, (609) 989-8143

Boy Scout meetings and activities for leadership and achievement. East Ward Leadership, academic, recreational 11-17 years Scout leaders, adults 35 boys Year-round Wednesdays, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Yes Jim Gunkel, (609) 989-8143

Girl Scout meetings and activities for leadership and achievement. East Ward Leadership, academic, recreational 11-16 3 adults and 2 volunteers 35 girls Year-round Tuesdays, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM Yes Kalisha Moore, (609) 989-8143

Regular pre-school program and activities for children East Ward Academic, cultural, recreational 2 ½-5 7 preschool teachers and volunteers 70 Year-round Five days a week, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM Yes Debora Grier, Director, (609) 989-8143

Pre-Teen Safe Haven After School Tutoring Description: Individual tutoring for elementary school students Area served: East Ward

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Tutoring 1st-5th grades Educator, youth worker, and 3 assistants School year Monday-Friday 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Yes Robert Donaldson, Executive Director, (609) 989-8143

Summer Day Camp Description: Six-week summer day camp with recreation and educational programs Area served: East Ward Type: Recreational, academic Ages: 6-12 years Staff: 7 adults, 24 counselors Capacity: 135 In session: July and August Day/time: 5 days a week, 7:30 AM-3:00 PM Fee: Yes, $6.00 per day Contact: Robert Donaldson, Executive Director, (609) 989-8143 Teen Academic Achievement After School Program Description: One-on-one tutoring in math, science, etc. Area served: East Ward Type: Tutoring, academic, recreational Ages: 12-19 Staff: Adult leaders Capacity: 65 In session: School year Day/Time: 5 days per week, 3:00 AM-9:00 PM Fee: Yes Contact: Robert Donaldson, (609) 989-8143 Power of Choice Description: Group mentoring program Area served: East Ward Type: Mentoring Ages: 8-12 Staff: 2 adults, 2 volunteers Capacity: 25 boys In session: Year round Day/Time: Summer Camp; Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4 PM and School year; Saturday, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Fee: None Contact: Anthony Shelman, Youth Worker, (609) 989-8143

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MECHA (Mercer County Hispanic Association)
P.O. Box 1331 200 East State St. 2nd Floor-Bank of America Trenton, NJ 08607 Phone: (609) 392-2446 Fax: (609) 695-7618 Luisa Robinson, Executive Director Intergenerations Description: Program takes a multigenerational approach for parents and teens to take an active role in the prevention of drug and alcohol use; this is done through community outreach forums, and workshops which include such subjects as parenting skills, drug prevention education, and cultural diversity. Area served: All Trenton Type: Health/well-being, academic, cultural Ages: Teens and parents Staff: Staff, aide, interns Capacity: 15 youth, 20 adults In session: September through June Day/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Fee: None Contact: Elena De Jesus, (609) 392-2446 Latino Youth Empowerment Against Substance Abuse Description: Educates children on the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol use; also assists with academic work and promotes cultural development, enrichment, and recreational activities aimed at developing pride and recognition in Latin heritage. Area served: All Trenton Type: Health/well-being, academic, cultural, and recreational Ages: 6-12 years old Capacity: 20 In session: September-June Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM Fee: $50/month Contact: Ventura Cerna, (609) 392-2446 Summer Recreation Program Description: Provides a summer recreational, education, and athletic alternative for Latino children of low and moderate income parents residing in Trenton. Arts and crafts, games, sports, field trips, cultural, and educational activities included. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational, cultural Ages: 6-12 Staff: Staff Contact: Ventura Cerna, (609) 392-2446

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Children with Special Needs Program Description: MECHA will help parents obtain services for their children with special needs. Such disabilities include mental retardation, speech and language impairments, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and emotional disabilities. MECHA will assist and refer families into special needs, early intervention, and/or education services. Area served: Mercer County Type: Health/well-being, counseling Ages: 0-5 years Capacity: Unlimited Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Appointment necessary Fee: None Contact: Victor Fernandez, (609) 392-2446

MERCER COUNTY 4-H
930 Spruce St. Trenton, NJ 08648 Phone: (609) 989-6833 Chad Nipberger, Director 4-H Clubs Description: Informal educational program; subjects might be cooking, handcrafts, sewing, indoor gardening, pet therapy, raising seeing-eye dogs, and rescuing greyhounds from racetracks. Area served: Mercer County Type: Academic, recreational, employment-related Ages: K-post high school Staff: Volunteers supported by 4-H staff In session: Year-round Day/Time: After school and Saturdays Fee: None Contact: (609) 989-6833 4-H Fair Description: Mercer County fair features shows, food, exhibits, family games, animals, petting zoo, hayrides, and crafters. Free admission. At the skating center of Mercer County Park. Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational, cultural Ages: All ages Capacity: 18,000 In session: One weekend a year Day/Time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday all day, one weekend a year Fee: None Contact: (609) 989-6833

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MERCER COUNTY VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOL
1085 Old Trenton Road Trenton, NJ 08690 Phone: (609) 586-2121 Fax: (609) 586-1709 Lucille Jones, Principal Vocational Training Description: Training facility for high school students Area served: Mercer County Type: Employment-related, academic Ages: 11th and 12th graders and adults Staff: Certified Teachers In session: September through June Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 10:45 (afternoon): 11:45 AM-2:30

MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT ARTWORKS
19 Everett Alley Trenton, NJ 08611 Phone: (609) 394-9436 Fax: (609) 394-9551 Web-Site: www.mccc.edu/programs_artworks.shtml Tricia Fagan, Program Coordinator Visual Arts Classes Description: Artworks offers a variety of visual arts classes for children and youth year-round. Courses vary from semester to semester. Past and future classes include arts survey after-school classes, junior studies, cartooning, painting, sculpture, and sound art. Area served: Mercer County Type: Academic, cultural, recreational Ages: 6-18 Staff: Arts faculty, administrative staff, and volunteers Capacity: About 60 students per semester In session: Year-round but closed in August Day/Time: Hours vary depending on session Fee: Yes except for Trenton school students in after-school programs Other: Artworks offers Art Gallery shows throughout the year which are free and open to the public Contact: Program Coordinator Tricia Fagan at (609)394-9436, fagant@mccc.edu

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Artworks Summer Camp Description: Artworks provides a half-day, full week camp sessions offering a fine art experience with a fun twist. Activities include book making, puppeteering and a wide range of other art projects. Area served: Mercer County Type: Cultural, recreational Ages: 7-12 Staff: Arts faculty, administrative staff, and volunteers In session: July Day/Time: 2 sessions: 8:30-12:00, 12:30-4 Fee: Yes Contact: Program Coordinator Tricia Fagan at (609)394-9436, fagant@mccc.edu

MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAMES KERNEY CAMPUS
North Broad Street and Academy Street Trenton, NJ 08608 Tel. 609-586-4800 Fax 609-394-8167 Dr. Beverly Richardson, Provost Educational Talent Search Director: Donald Davis, Director, Youth College Description: Educational Talent Search provides academic assistance to Trenton-area students; i.e., tutoring, SAT Preparation, career decision-making Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 12 year and older Staff: Full-time, outreach counselors, assistant director and director In session: Year-round Day/time: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pm Fee: None Contact: Peggy Brown, Assistant Director, at 609-586-4800 ext. 6677 Project SMILE/Gear Up Director: Wayne Murray, Director Description: Academic instruction, tutoring, self-development, student/parent life-skills, culturally enriching tips Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural Ages: 7th-12th grades Staff: Educational specialists, counselors, mentors Capacity: 174 In session: Year-round Day/time: After school 3:00-5:30pm

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Saturdays 8:30 am to 2:30 PM Summer: 9:00 am to 3:00 PM None Rakima Stokes-Little, Assistant Director at 609-586-4800 ext. 6568

Upward Bound Director: Donald Davis, Director, Youth College Description: Intensive college prep instruction, tutoring, SAT preparation, academic career, college, personal counseling; six-week summer program with work experience opportunities Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic, employment-related Ages: 9th-12th grades Staff: Educational specialists, counselors, mentors In session: Year-round Day/time: School Year: Tuesday-Friday 4:00-6:00pm Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm Summer: 9:00 am to 3:00 PM Fee: None Contact: Stacy Denton, Assistant Director at 609-586-4800 ext. 6532

MERCER COUNTY ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER
650 South Broad Street (2nd floor) Trenton, NJ 08611 Telephone: (609) 989-6523 Youth Services (will vary by age and school status) Director: Maribel Duarte, Youth Programs Manager Description: Provides services to youth ages 14-21 in preparation for entry or re-entry into the workforce. Employability workshops and use of resource room for career exploration, access to labor market information, and job leads (16+); vocational training opportunities for out-of-school youth; recruitment for special programming, as available. Area served: Mercer County Type: Employment-related Age range: 14-21 Staff: Professional; Counselor, Employment Specialist, Job Developer Capacity: Resource room open to general public; vocational training & special programming based on funding In session: Year-round Day/time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fee: None; eligibility requirements for certain activities Contact: Maribel Duarte♦ (609) 278-7981

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MERCER STREET FRIENDS
Children’s Services 1321 Brunswick Avenue Trenton, NJ 08648 T: 609-396-1505 F: 609-396-8218 Friends Summer Day Camp Description: Tutoring, recreation, and enrichment program for 8 weeks Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, recreational Ages: K through 5th grade Staff: Teachers and college students Capacity: 48 In session: Summer Day/time: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm Fee: Yes Sliding fee: Yes Contact: Barbara Schollenberger, Manager 609-396-1505 MERCER STREET FRIENDS YOUTH SERVICES 222 N. Hermitage Ave Trenton, NJ 08618 Tel. 609-989-1925 Shannon M. Mason, Director Urban Gateway Enrichment Program Description: This program teaches landscaping and other work-related skills and habits to youth. A professional landscaper gives hands-on instruction about equipment and tools to the young people, who are paid to help make their neighborhoods more attractive through landscaping services. In addition, program participants will attend classes on values, nonviolent resolution of conflict, decision-making skills and career exploration. Area served: All Trenton Type: Employment-related, academic Ages: 14-19 Staff: Professional landscapers, Mercer Street Friends counselors In session: Summer Day/time: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm Fee: Yes Sliding fee: Yes Contact: Shannon Mason 609-989-1925 Youth and Family Counseling Description: Mercer Street Friends provides counseling services for youths and their families. Participants may be referred by the court system, community members, other

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agencies, or they may self-refer. Services are tailored to the needs of each participant, and may include anger management, family communication and relationship enhancement, parent education, parenting skills training, and drug and alcohol counseling. Area served: All Trenton Type: Counseling Ages: Youth ages 12-19 and their families Staff: Mercer Street Friends counselors In session: Summer Fee: No Contact: Shannon Mason 609-989-1925 Back on Track Program (See City of Trenton Youth Programs)

MIMA MUSIC
P.O. Box 322 Princeton, NJ 08542 http://www.mimamusic.org Phone: (609) 216-2605 Christoph A. Geiseler, Executive Director; info@mimamusic.org SpinJazz After-School Program Description: After-school group music lessons for 8-12 year old kids. College musicians show students how to fall in love with music making. Area served: Trenton, city-wide Type: Cultural, academic Ages: 8-12 Staff: 20 volunteer music teachers Capacity: 12 kids / 2 teachers In session: 10 weeks/ semester Day/Time: 1 day/week, after-school Fee: Negotiable or None Contact: Christoph Geiseler (609) 216-2605

NEWGRANGE SCHOOL
526 South Olden Ave. Hamilton, NJ 08629 Phone: (609) 584-1800 Bob Hegedus, Principal Linda Swanson, Vice-Principal Newgrange School Extended School Year Program Description: Students receive direct instruction in all academic areas. They also develop research projects in small groups of 4 students. Area served: All Trenton

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Academic, recreational 8-21 Certified Teachers 70 Students June 26, 2006-August 4, 2006 8:30 AM-12:30 PM If recommended by IEP Team, will be funded by local school district. Transportation also provided.

SMART (Science, Math, Art, Reading, Tutoring) Description: Science, math, art, reading, tutoring. Enrichment in small ratio teacher: child environment. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Age: 8-14 Staff: Newgrange teachers, specialists in learning disabilities Capacity: 50+ In session: July Day/Time: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM Fee: Yes Sliding Fee: Yes Contact: (609) 394-2255

NEW JERSEY STATE MUSEUM
205 West State St., PO Box 530 Trenton, NJ 08625-0530 Phone: (609) 292-5615 NJ Bureau of Education and Public Programs www.state.nj.us/state/museum/public/children.html Kaleidoscope Kids Summer Academy Description: One or two week day camp for young people. Through fun, hands-on activities, campers are pushed to answer questions about the themes discussed at camp. Campers may attend for one or two weeks. Activities do not repeat each other. Classes will be given in science and history, and teachers will help campers prepare a performance about what they learned during the week. They will also take field trips, which are meant to be educational in nature. Area served: Mercer County Type: Academic, cultural Ages: 6-12 Staff: Professional teachers In session: Summer, five possible weeks; campers may attend a maximum of two weeks Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 9AM-3 PM (extended day available) Fee: Yes, financial aid available Contact: (609) 292-6310

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NJ SEEDS
303-309 Washington St. 4th Floor Newark, NJ 07102 Phone: (973) 642-6422 Web-site: www.njseeds.org Amy Ziebarth, Executive Director NJ Scholars Program Description: Strives to nurture a student’s love of learning, critical thinking skills, selfconfidence, respect for others, and sense of responsibility toward the community. The Scholars Program seeks to ensure that each child, upon graduation, continues to meet academic challenges within an independent school setting. Candidates for the Scholars Program must live in NJ and be enrolled in the 7th grade when they complete an application. Moreover, they must demonstrate strong academic skills and potential. Once accepted, scholars enter the Summer Challenge, which is a five-week academic experience. If students excel during the summer, they are invited to participate in the Scholars Academy, which is a program designed to prepare students for enrollment in day and boarding schools. All Scholars attend Scholar Academy Saturdays during the 8th grade year to prepare for high school. Area served: All New Jersey Type: Academic Ages: 7th grade-applicants; 8th grade-participants Staff: Certified teachers, Professional staff In session: Summer, Weekdays 9-2 Saturdays during school year 9-2 Fee: None Contact: Nancy Grant, Director of Programs 973-642-6422 ext. 234

NEW JERSEY YOUTH CORP OF TRENTON
6 Esther Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618 P: (609)-530-2675 Edith Siplin, Director Description: This statewide program is designed to help young men and women improve their academic skill level, while working towards their General Educational Development (GED). Corps members also gain valuable skills and experience. Corps members learn to be responsible as they work on community service projects and plan for their next endeavor. Area served: All residents of Mercer County Type: Employment-related, academic Ages: 16-25 Staff: Crew leaders, counselors, and Youth Corp Staff In session: Year-round Fee: None Contact: Edith Siplin, 609-530-2675, Edith.Siplin@dhs.state.nj.us

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OLD BARRACKS MUSEUM
Old Barracks Museum Barracks St. Trenton, NJ 08608 Phone: 609) 396-1776 Fax: (609) 777-4000 Email: barracks@voicenet.com Richard Patterson, Executive Director Old Barracks Summer Day Camp Description: Spend a week living in the 18th century. Join George Washington’s Army, cook stew on an open fire, make your own haversack, sing and dance to pop music of the 1770’s, and learn colonial crafts. Tri corner hat and T-shirt provided. Area Served: Mercer County, NJ & Bucks County, PA Type: Cultural, recreational Ages: 9-12 Staff: Museum staff Capacity: 28 per session In session: Session 1 - July 10th-14th, 2006 Session 2 - July 17th-21st, 2006 Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM Fee: $125 Old Barracks Association Member ($60 Family Membership fee required), or $175 for non-members; financial aid/scholarships available Contact: Linda Mathies, Program Coordinator, (609)-777-4042, lmathies@voicenet.com

PEI KIDS
231 Lawrence Road Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Phone: 609-695-3739 Fax: 609-695-1116 www.peikids.org General contact: Denise Nadeau, Director of Public Relations, dnadeau@peikids.org Kids’ Prevention Programs: Description: Interactive workshops designed to teach children about topics ranging from their individual rights, personal safety, violence prevention and conflict resolution; specific program titles: Child Assault Prevention (CAP), Kids on the Block (KOB), “No More Bullies, No More Victims” (NMB) and Peaceful Solutions (PS) programs Area served: Mercer County Type: Counseling, Health/well-being Ages: Pre–K to sixth grade Staff: Trained facilitators Capacity: CAP, NMB, PS= classroom presentations; KOB= auditorium presentation In session: Primarily during the school year, during the week

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Depends on host organization’s schedule Varies depending on program Melody Powell, Director of Prevention Services- mpowell@peikids.org

Crisis Intervention for Child Victims of Sexual Abuse Description: Offers immediate, short-term counseling in Spanish and English for child victims who have made a disclosure, as well as parent, teen and youth support groups twice a month. Requires referral. Area served: Mercer County Type: Counseling Ages: Between the ages of 3 and 18 Staff: Minimum of masters-level counselors, 2 are bi-lingual Capacity: Individual counseling In session: Year-round Day/time: Monday – Saturday, morning, afternoon and evening hours Fee: None Contact: Dr. Juanita Johnson Brooks, Director of Clinical Services – jbrooks@peikids.org Early Suicide Prevention & Intervention Description: A counseling program to help kids, who have not previously been involved in the public or private mental health systems, cope with trauma, loss and symptoms of depression. Requires referral. Area served: Mercer County Type: Counseling Ages: 5 - 12 years of age Staff: Masters-level counselor Capacity: Individual counseling In session: Year-round Day/time: Hours are flexible, Monday through Friday Fee: None Contact: Jennifer Adonizio, jadonizio@peikids.org Juvenile Auto Theft Prevention/Juvenile Offenders Outreach Program Description: Intensive 12-week program intended to help redirect young offenders towards more positive approaches and pursuits. Requires referral. Area served: Mercer County Type: Counseling Ages: 13 - 18 years of age Staff: Experienced staff facilitators, minimum 2 adult staff persons per session Capacity: 20 participants In session: Year-round Day/time: Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fee: None Contact: Robert Fiorello, Juvenile Intervention Services Coordinator – rfiorello@peikids.org

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Anger Management Description: A program designed to focus on building skills for emotional control and to help redirect participants towards more positive approaches and pursuits; participants are middle school students, and now older teens as well, with behaviors tending to lead towards suspension. Requires referral. Area served: Mercer County, specifically Trenton, for middle school participants Type: Counseling Ages: 13 - 18 years of age for Wednesday nights, 10-13 years of age for sessions during the school day (at select Trenton schools) Staff: Experienced staff facilitators Capacity: 20 participants In session: During the school year Day/time: Wednesday evening, 4:30 p.m.- 7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, at class times designated by the participating middle school Fee: None Contact: Robert Fiorello, Juvenile Intervention Services Coordinator – rfiorello@peikids.org

PRINCETON-BLAIRSTOWN CENTER
Princeton University Princeton, NJ 08544-5264 Phone: (609) 258-3340 Fax: (609) 258-2624 David Moriah, Executive Director Princeton-Blairstown Center Description: A flexible camp program, usually one or two weeks, that provides collaborative programs for agencies and groups working with youth and families. Programs, experiential in nature, take place, at the camp at the Blairstown Center (Blairstown, NJ, in youth agencies, or at Princeton University they are customized to fit objectives of agencies served.) Area served: Tri-State area Type: Recreational, cultural Ages: 9-18 Staff: Resident instructors, counselors, and administrative staff Capacity: Varies depending on group In session: Year round Day/Time: Varies depending on group (some programs are residential) Fee: Yes Sliding Fee: Yes Contact: Frank McNutt 609-258-3340

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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY MATERIAL ACADEMY (PUMA)
70 Prospect Ave. Princeton, NJ 08544 Phone: 609-258-5598 Daniel Steinberg, Director Description: The Princeton University Material Academy (PUMA) is a summer program run by the Princeton Center for Complex Materials, a research center on the cuttingedge of materials science. Through PUMA, high school students have the opportunity to get a taste of the courses and research done at Princeton. The program aims to excite students about science and engineering through hands-on labs and courses. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: High School Students Staff: Professors, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and a high school teacher. In session: 2 ½ weeks each summer (Specific weeks vary, call for more information) Day/Time: 9am-3pm Fee: None Contact: Daniel Steinberg at 609-258-5598

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PREPARATORY PROGRAM
Princeton University 41 William St. Princeton, NJ 08540 Phone: (609) 258-3336 Jason R. Klugman, Coordinator Web site: www.princeton.edu/teacher/pupp/ Princeton Prep Description: Princeton Prep is a three year experience for students from Trenton, Ewing, and Princeton high schools. Beginning in the sophomore year of high school, select students from these schools are chosen to spend three 6-week summer sessions completing coursework at Princeton. Area served: Trenton, Ewing, Princeton high schools Type: Academic Ages: High school sophomores (Students selected during their freshman year) Staff: Princeton professors and teaching assistants In session: Summer

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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY STUDENT VOLUNTEERS COUNCIL
Princeton University 22 Murray-Dodge Hall Princeton, NJ 08544 Telephone: 609-258-5557 Fax: 609-258-2686 Email: svc@princeton.edu Dave Brown, Director Big Brothers/Big Sisters Description: University students are matched with children living in Trenton’s Rowan Towers and then spend one or two hours per week with them. House works with agencies and occasionally with individual students. Area served: All Trenton Type: Mentoring Ages: Varies Staff: Princeton University student volunteers Capacity: 10 In session: September- June Day/Time: Varies Fee: None Contact: Student Volunteers Council office at 609-258-5557 KidPower Description:

The Kid Power program sends student volunteers to teach classes in elementary schools throughout the Princeton and Trenton. The main goals of the program are to instill in students an appreciation of nature and an awareness of the damage done to the environment by human hands, to introduce them to the science of environmental issues, and to show them what they can do to protect and preserve the environment. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: Elementary and middle-school students Staff: Princeton University student volunteers In session: September- June Day/Time: Varies Fee: None Contact: Student Volunteers Council office at 609-258-5557

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RIDER UNIVERSITY
2083 Lawrenceville Rd. Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Phone: (609) 895-5509 Fax: (609) 896-5304 Dr. Sigfredo Hernandez, Project Director Hernandez@rider.edu Minding Our Business Description: MOB is designed to promote leadership, teamwork, and entrepreneurship. Junior high students are mentored by Rider University students through the process of starting and running a business. Currently active at the Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School. Type: Academic, mentoring, employment-related, leadership Ages: 11-14 Staff: A school coordinator, a project director, 3 assistants, and Rider University business students as mentors In session: February-April Day/Time: Wednesdays, 3-4:30 PM Fee: None Contact: Dr. Sigfredo A. Hernandez, Project Director, (609) 895-5509 Minding Our Business Summer Program Description: Two and a half weeks of intensive training on how to start and run a business concluding with a business plan competition. The experiential component involves mentor support sessions, merchandise trips, and market fairs where students run their businesses and earn money. Area served: Public middle schools and elementary schools in Trenton Type: Academic, mentoring, employment-related, leadership Ages: 11-14 Staff: Instructor, Assistant Instructor, 3 assistants, Director Capacity: 35 students In session: Summer Day/Time: Training at Rider University from 8 AM-4 PM during first 2 weeks of July. Four mentor support sessions in the evening. Four market fairs on Saturdays Fee: $150 Contact: Dr. Sigfredo A. Hernandez, Founder at (609) 895-5509

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SISTA 2 SISTA/YBU (YOUNG BROTHERS UNITED)
Carver Center 40 Fowler St. Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 394-0020 Angela Siplin, Executive Director Sista 2 Sista/YBU Description: After school program and summer camp that focuses on the needs and strengths of youth boys and girls. Area served: Trenton Type: Academic, cultural Ages: 5-13 Staff: Teachers, volunteers Capacity: 100 In session: Year round Day/Time: Monday-Friday, after school during academic year, 8:00-5:00 during summer Fee: School year-$60/week; Summer-$120/week Contact: Angela Siplin, (609) 394-0020

STONY BROOK-MILLSTONE WATERSHED ASSOCIATION
31 Titus Mill Road Pennington, NJ 08534 Phone: (609) 737-7592 Fax (609) 737-3075 James Waltman, Executive Director Environmental Camp Description: Youngsters explore an 825-acre nature preserve of field, forest, pond, and stream, enjoying the magical world of nature, while learning about ecology and the environment. Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational Ages: 6-12 (1st to 6th grade) Staff: Watershed staff Capacity: 30 students In session: July-August Day/Time: Summer Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Fee: Yes, but scholarships are available Contact: Jeff Hoagland (609)-737-7592 Field Trips Description:

A series of field trips for groups of children, featuring explorations of animal life, animal homes, water creatures, marsh habitats, etc. Program is funded for groups from some schools, organizations, and housing projects in the Trenton area Call to set up a group trip. 53

Area served: Type: Age: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

All Trenton Academic, recreational Preschool through middle school Watershed staff 30 per group Year-round Varies, full-day and half-day Yes, but low-income groups free Jeff Hoagland, Education Director

Public Programs on the Environment Description: Environmental Education Programs Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 3-5, 6-9 Staff: Staff teachers, Volunteer teachers Capacity: 12 per class In session: Year round-call for quarterly schedule Day/Time: Tuesday, 1 PM-2:30 PM, Wednesday, 10 AM-11:30 AM, Friday 1:PM-2:30 PM, Thursday 4 PM-5 PM Fee: Yes, Varies Contact: Jeff Hoagland, Education Director, (609) 737-7592

STUART COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
1200 Stuart Road Princeton, NJ 08540 Phone: (609) 921-2330 Fax: (609) 497-0784 Summer Stars Program Description: Academic enrichment program for Trenton students who must be recommended by a teacher, guidance counselor, or principal. Transportation included. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational Ages: K-5th grade Staff: Professional teachers and volunteers Capacity: 60 In session: 4 weeks in July Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 9 AM-2 PM Fee: Yes Contact: Nancy Solomon, (609) 921-2330

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TRENTON ACADEMY OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
111 East Hanover Street Trenton, NJ 08608 Telephone: 609-396-3975 Fax: 609-396-7944 John Allen, Paster/Administrator Trenton Academy Description: Full-time, year-round child care serving toddlers through 6 years. Sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 2 ½ - 6 years (school year) 6-13 years (summer) Staff: Teachers and teacher aides Capacity: 119 In session: Year-round Day/Time: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm Fee: Yes: $76.50 per week; includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack Contact: Michelle or Ashley Giovannini at 609-396-7944

TRENTON AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
801 West State St. Trenton, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 947-4679 Fax: (609) 371-5768 Tina Blackledge, Executive Director; tinabl@comcast.net Trenton After-School Program Description: TASP is a partnership of students, parents, professional staff, Americorps students of Rider University, College of New Jersey, Trenton Central High School Seniors, and volunteers committed to fostering the academic enrichment activities and social growth of inner-city children. The program operates at Trinity Cathedral at 801 West State St. and Cadwalader school at 501 Edgewood Ave. in Trenton. Area Served: West Ward Type: Academic, recreational, cultural Ages: Trinity Cathedral Kindergarden-7th grade; Cadwalader School 1st-6th grade Capacity: 76-Trinity Cathedral; 40-Cadwalader School In Session: September-June (Summer Camp in July) Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 3 PM-6 PM Fee: Yes Sliding Fee: Yes Contact: Tina Blackledge, Executive Director (609) 947-4679

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TRENTON BOARD OF EDUCATION
108 North Clinton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08609 Phone: (609) 656-4900 Fax: (609) 989-2439 Crisis Intervention Services Description: Advocacy services provided to students and parents within the Trenton Public School system. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: K-12th grade Staff: Professional staff Capacity: Unlimited In session: School year Day/Time: Monday-Friday,8:30 AM-4:00 PM Fee: None Contact: Beverly Smith, Crisis Intervention Counselor at (609) 656-4900, ext. 5774

TRENTON CHILDREN’S CHORUS
120 East State St. Trenton, NJ 08608 Phone: 9609) 393-9645 Gloria Bethea, Contact Web site: www.trentonchildrenschorus.org Children’s Chorus Description: Three choirs for children in 2nd through 8th grades meet after school for rehearsal, chimes, theory, homework help, and snack. High school choir meets evenings weekly. The Covenant Singers, a multi-cultural choir of middle-school children from Mercer county, meets Sunday evenings in Princeton. TCC has performed at the War Memorial with the Greater Trenton symphony and with Bobby McFerrin, at the National Cathedral in Washington DC, with jazz great Dave Brubeck, before the NJ State Legislature, with Princeton Pro Musica, and Boheme Opera. TCC tracks academic progress, provides mentors for promising students, offers scholarships for tuition, music lessons, and enrichment. TCC places its members in summer camps as well. Area served: Primarily Trenton, Mercer county and surrounding areas Type: Cultural Ages: 2nd grade through high school Staff: Volunteers Capacity: 2nd-4th grade, 40; 5th grade and up, unlimited In session: September through June Day/Time: 2nd-8th grade meets Tuesday and Thursday after school until 5:30. High school choir meets Tuesdays, 7:00-9.

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Yes, but minimal (609) 393-9645 or (609) 466-7997

TRENTON HEAD START
222 East State St. Trenton, NJ 08609 Phone: (609) 392-2115 Jeri Smith, Executive Director Trenton Head Start Programs Description: Early childhood education and family development programs for eligible children at 7 sites (18 classrooms) throughout Trenton. Able and disabled children served. Call Head Start office for information and program locations. Eligibility is based on income level. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 0-5 Staff: Administrators, teachers, social workers, health assistants, volunteers, drivers Capacity: 352 In session: Ten months per year for regular program, 12 months per year for infantile program Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM (varies at different sites) Fee: None Contact: Available family advocate, (609) 392-2115

TRENTON PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Summer Reading Programs Description: There are summer reading programs at all branches. Children and teens read books and give reports, receiving incentives for their work. A party is held for all who complete the program. Check with the branch library near you for more information. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: Pre-school – Teens Staff: Professional Staff and volunteers In session: Summer Day/Time: Varies Fee: None Contact: Individual branches or main branch at 609-392-7188

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MAIN LIBRARY
129 Academy Street Trenton, NJ 08608 Tel. 609-39207188 Fax. 609-695-8631 Email: TPLNJ@pluto.njcc.com Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9am-9pm Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 9am-5pm Arts and Crafts Description: Crafts for children under supervision, often related to school-year holidays. Crafts coordinated for all libraries by Joy Notin, Principal Library Assistant. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, recreational Ages: K– 6th grade Staff: Children’s Department personnel Capacity: 15-20 In session: Year-round Day/Time: Saturdays, 10am, with film and story Fee: None Contact: Library staff at 609-392-7188 Evening Film Series Description: The Main Library runs an evening film series for youth adults and adults Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational Ages: Young Adults-Adults In session: Year-round Day/Time: Evenings Fee: None Contact: Main Library at 609-392-7188 Films and Storytelling Description: Story-telling and reading of stories; presentation of videos Area served: All Trenton Type: Cultural, recreational Ages: K– 6th grade Staff: Children’s Department personnel Capacity: 15-20 In session: Year-round Day/Time: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am Saturdays, 2:00pm with crafts and activity Fee: None Contact: Library staff at 609-392-7188

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Trentoniana Description: The Academy Street Library holds the Trentoniana Collection, which chronicles Trenton’s history and traces its families and residents. Holdings include vast collections of photographs, postcards, manuscripts, books, scrapbooks, maps, pamphlets, periodicals, diaries, cemetery records, genealogies, and more. This is a wonderful place for youngsters to look at scenes of former City life, find out about Trenton’s ghosts (real and imagined), and investigate their own or someone else’s family’s closeted skeletons! Area served: All Trenton Type: Cultural, academic Ages: All In session: Year-round Day/Time: Library hours listed above Fee: None Contact: Wendy Nardi (Historian) 609-392-7188 Trenton Public Library Children’s Department Description: The Children’s Department has over 20,000 books for children to borrow, reference materials for school projects, and multimedia computers for children to use. Help with homework, reference questions, papers, and computer processing is always available. Trenton Public Library (TPL) Teen Room Description: Trenton’s main library has a room just for teens with stuff just for teens including a librarian, computers, magazines, music, videos, and a great collection of fiction and non-fiction books. Ages: 13-19 Type: Academic In session: Year-round Day/Time: Library hours listed above Fee: None Contact: Tyler Rouseau, Teen Room Librarian 609-392-7188

BRIGGS BRANCH
1115 Greenwood Ave Trenton, NJ 08609 Phone: (609) 392-7856 Fax:(609) 695-0746 Kathy Spalding, Principal Librarian and Branch Head Open: Programs: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 AM-6 PM; Tuesday, Friday; 9 AM-5 PM Arts and Crafts: year-round, time & day varies. Call branch for specifics. Films and Storytelling: year-round, all ages on request. Computer Classes: Tuesdays 10 AM-11:30 AM

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CADWALADER BRANCH
200 N. Hermitage Ave Trenton, NJ 08618 Tel. 609-392-7886 Frances Myers O’Brian, Principal Librarian and Branch Head Open: Programs: Monday 9am-8pm; Tues, Wed. Thurs. 9am-6pm; Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm Films and Story-telling: Year-round, Tues. Wed. and Thurs. mornings at 10am. Pre-school- 1st graders. Homework Help: School-year, Monday-Thursday 4-6pm with PiTStop – Princeton-Trenton Student/Tutor Partnership Computer Classes: Wednesdays 10-11:30am. Sign-up at the check-out desk. Additional Services: Obtain a free library card to borrow books, magazines, videos, dvds, & audio tapes. Use our Gates Computers for word processing and the Internet. This branch also has free resume services. Call 392-7886 to make an appointment with our Job Coach Monday evenings 5:30-7:30 & Saturdays 9am-1pm.

EAST TRENTON BRANCH
701 N. Clinton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638 Tel. 609-392-7866 Fax. 609-695-4048 Linda Cope, Principal Librarian and Branch Head Norma Rodriguez (Spanish-speaking) & Lisa Morris, Library Assistants Open: Monday, Wed, Thurs. 10am-6pm, Tues. and Fri. 9am-5pm (Closed on Saturday) Arts and Crafts Description: Crafts for children after school and as requested by schools and camps. Area served: All Trenton Type: Cultural, recreational Ages: 8 to 14 years In session: Seasonal: Monday-Thursday, 3:30-5:00, other times by request Day/Time: Library hours listed above Fee: None Contact: Library Staff at 609-392-7866 Computer Games and LeapFrog Description: Computer games include variety of Magic School Bus games and typing; LeapFrog includes science, math, and language arts interactive games. Teens can use Internet with parental permission. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, Recreational Ages: Pre-K through teens In session: Year-round Day/Time: Library hours listed above

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None Library Staff at 609-392-7866 or just come on in!

Films and Storytelling Description: Storytelling and reading of stories in English and Spanish; presentation of films. Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational, academic Ages: Pre-K through 6th grade In session: Year-round Day/Time: By request Fee: None Contact: Library Staff at 609-392-7866 Library Use and Research - Introduction Description: Instruction in English or Spanish on basic library use and use of encyclopedias, books, and computer databases for research and recreation. Classes designed according to supervisor’s request. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: All ages In session: Year-round Day/Time: By request Fee: None Contact: Librarian at 609-792-8355

SKELETON BRANCH
943 S. Broad Street Trenton, NJ 08611 Tel: 609-392-7876 Irene Percelli, Acting Director Open: Mon-Thurs. 10am-6pm, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 11-5 Anime/Manga Club Description: Teens gather to share their enjoyment of Japanese animation and comics. Area served: South Ward Type: Recreational Ages: Teens In session: Year-round Day/Time: Wednesdays 3:30, Movie Screenings (open to public) every other Saturday 2pm Fee: None Contact: Library staff at 609-392-7876 Arts and Crafts Area served: South Ward Type: Recreational Ages: Pre-school-4th grade

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Summer Fridays 12:00 PM None Library staff at 609-392-7876

Community Gardening Description: Community members meet to plant, care for, and harvest flowers, herbs, and vegetables in the library’s back yard. Area served: South Ward Type: Recreational, academic Ages: All, but children under 8 must have a caretaker present In session: May-September Day/Time: Thursdays 10am (weather-permitting) Fee: None Contact: Library staff at 609-392-7876 Movies Area served: Type: Ages: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact: Story-Time Description: Area served: Type: Ages: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

South Ward Recreational Pre-school through 3rd grade Summer Tues. 3:00 PM and Mon. 10:00am None Library staff at 609-392-7876

Stories read in the children’s room. South Ward Recreational, academic Pre-school-2nd grade Summer Thursdays 3pm None Library staff at 609-392-7876

TRENTON TRACK CLUB
C/O Al Jennings 21 Webster St. Trenton, NJ 08638 Phone: (609) 516-8014 Al Jennings, Director Trenton Track Club Description: Developmental training, practice, participation in invitational meets for all youth interested in track activities. Different levels for different age groups. Meets

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every evening at Trenton Central High School; boys and girls under age 14 meet Mondays and Thursdays, over 14 meet everyday Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational Ages: 5-19 year (8-19 years is the target groups but younger children are welcome to participate) Staff: 6 Volunteer coaches Capacity: Unlimited In session: Cross-Country season; September-October, Track season; April-August Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 6 PM-8 PM Fee: $15.00 Contact: Al Jennings, (609) 516-8014

UJIMA
P.O. Box 2717 1001 Pennington Rd. Ewing, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 882-0788 Annie A. Lockbad, Director UJIMA Summer Enrichment Program Description: Summer enrichment program at Ujima Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, recreational Ages: K-6th grade Staff: Teachers and volunteers In session: July and August Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:15 PM Fee: Yes Sliding Fee: Yes Contact: Tanya Norwood 609-882-0788 Life Success Apprenticeship Program Description: Life skills program that teaches employment readiness and life skills to youth Area served: Mercer County Type: Cultural, employment-related Ages: 14-18 Staff: Teachers and volunteers Session: Year-round Contact: Annie Lockhart 609-882-0788

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WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1140 Greenwood Ave Trenton, NJ 08609 P: (609)-695-8025 Mati Moros, Director After School Program Description: An after school program that includes both academic help and music and art activities. Area served: Trenton, East Ward. (Currently Hedgepath-Williams and PJ Hill Schools) Type: Academic, Cultural Ages: Grades K-Middle School Staff: Volunteers from local colleges (Including The College of New Jersey, Rider, Princeton, and Princeton Theological Seminary) Capacity: 40 In session: Late September-May Day/Time: Weekdays 3:00-5:00 Fee: None Contact: Mati Moros, Director 609-695-8025

YMCA of Trenton
431 Pennington Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618 Telephone: 609-599-9622 Fax: 609-599-4163 Melvin O. Hill, Executive Director After-School Director: Janice Wilkins Description: After-school child care, homework assistance. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational Ages: Kindergarten through 14 years Staff: Paid YMCA staff Capacity: 130+ In session: September-June Day/Time: Monday-Friday, from school dismissal –5:30pm Fee: Yes Sliding Fee: Financial assistance available Contact: Tanika Jones at 609-599-9622 Camp Meta Day Camp Director: R.C. Pflieger, Director of Operation Description: Summer day camp set in an outdoor country facility in Crosswicks, New Jersey. Transportation provided.

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All Trenton Academic, recreational 8-14 years Paid YMCA staff 200 June, July, August Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm Financial assistance available Tanika Jones, Director of Administrative Services at 609-599-9622

PAK Program Director: Janice Wilkins Description: Summer day program at Pennington Avenue site. Activities include arts and crafts, games, swimming, and field trips. Register by phone or in person. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, recreational Ages: 4-7 years Staff: Paid YMCA staff Capacity: 70 In session: June, July, August Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm Fee: Yes Sliding Fee: Financial assistance available Contact: Tanika Jones, Director of Administrative Services at 609-599-9622 Pre-School Director: Description: Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Sliding Fee: Contact:

Jacquie Ivey Pre-school Program, educationally based. All Trenton Academic, recreational 2 ½ -5 Paid YMCA staff 60+ Year-round Monday-Friday, 7:00am-5:30pm Yes Financial assistance available Jacquie Ivey at 609-599-9622

Saturday Fun Club Director: Janice Wilkins Description: Age-appropriate educational, recreational, and socialization activities. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational Ages: 2 ½ -14 years

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Paid YMCA staff 60+ School-year Saturdays, 10am-3pm Yes Financial assistance available Tanika Jones at 609-599-9622

Summer Pool Program Director: Janice Wilkins Description: Summer swimming recreation. Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational Ages: All ages Staff: Paid YMCA staff Capacity: 300+ In session: June-August Day/Time: Monday-Friday 3:00-7:00 Saturday & Sunday, 12 noon to 6:00pm (subject to change) Fee: Yes Sliding Fee: Financial assistance available Contact: Tanika Jones at 609-599-9622

YOUNG SCHOLARS’ INSTITUTE
349 West State St. Trenton, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 393-3220 Fax: (609) 393-8132 Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director, (609) 393-3220 www.youngscholarsoftrenton.org College Tours Description: Each year, YSI provides two college tours of as many as 12 colleges for high school students; provides one college tour for middle school students Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 13-19 Staff: YSI staff and parent chaperones Capacity: 100 In Session: November & March or April; July/August through summer enrichment program Day/Time: Selected days Monday through Saturday Fee: Yes Sliding Fee: Yes Contact: Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director or John Dunston, Assistant Director, (609) 393-3220

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Preparing for Reaching Excellence Program (PREP) Description: Provides enrichment instruction in mathematics and language arts during the school year. During the summer an enrichment course in science is also included as part of the academic component, while visual arts, dance, and music are included as part of the cultural curriculum. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, summer also includes cultural and recreational Ages: 12-14 Staff: Academic teachers, cultural arts instructors, college interns, & general YSI staff Capacity: 30 In session: October through May during school year; July-August for rising 8th graders; First 3 Saturdays of every month. Fee: Yes, $20 per semester during school year; $150 for summer program Contact: Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director or John Dunston, Assistant Director Reading Adventures with the Deltas Description: Provides enrichment instruction in reading, as well as cultural activities and branches of government Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, recreation Ages: 9-12 Staff: Two or more instructors as well as general YSI staff Capacity: 16+ In session: October-May Day/Time: Saturday mornings Fee: None Contact: Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director, (609) 393-3220 S.A.T. Preparation Course Description: In partnership with the Princeton Review, YSI provides preparation for the writing, critical reading, and mathematics sections of the SAT I. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 15-19 Staff: Two instructors with support from Young Scholars’ Institute staff In session: Spring & Fall Semesters Day/Time: 2 weekdays (Monday-Thursday) from 5:00 PM-9:00 PM, Saturdays from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Fee: $40 per semester Contact: John Dunston, Assistant Director or Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director Science Exploration Program Description: Provides enrichment instruction in science, including mathematics (the language of the sciences), scientific terminology, applied scientific method, and documentation of experiments. Two hours weekly during the school year; integrated into 6-week summer enrichment program.

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All Trenton Academic, cultural 7-11 1 teacher during school year; 3 teachers during summer, in addition to general YSI staff 10 during school year; 45 during summer program School year: Wednesdays from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM; Summer, Monday-Friday for 1 hour between 8:45 AM and 12:30 PM Yes, $25 per semester, $300 for summer enrichment program Jerri Morrison, Executive Director or John Dunston, assistant Director, (609) 3933220

Tutoring Program Description: Provides one-on-one help for students from K-12th grade Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural Ages: 6-19 Staff: Volunteer tutors with general Young Scholars’ Institute staff Capacity: 100 In Session: October-May Day/Time: Monday-Thursday, 4:00 PM-8:00 PM Fee: Yes, $15 per semester Contact: John Dunston, Assistant Director or Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director Supplemental Education Services (SES) Description: Provides qualifying students with small group and individual tutorials in mathematics and language arts. Incoming diagnostic test s and exit testing performed. Parents must apply through Board of Education or through Trenton Community Charter School. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 6-19 Staff: Instructors with some expertise in subject matter as well as general YSI staff Capacity: 100+ In session: October-May; July & August through summer enrichment program Day/Time: Monday-Thursday, 3:30 PM-7:00 PM; Saturdays, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Fee: None Contact: John Dunston, Assistant Director or Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director After School Enrichment Program Description: In partnership with NJ After 3, YSI provides quality after school enrichment activities for Trenton Community Charter School students Grades K-8, including character education, homework help, visual arts, drumming, physical education, the 100 book reading challenge, and dance. Area served: Trenton Community Charter School student population Type: Academic, cultural, and recreational

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5-15 General YSI staff, including lead teachers and assistant teachers 250 September-June Monday-Friday, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM $12/month or $36/quarter Deon Hames, Assistant Site Coordinator, (609) 393-3220

Summer Enrichment Program Description: Through a partnership with the Lawrenceville School as well as general funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and from Bristol Myers Squibb, YSI provides a six-week enrichment program during summer months that includes academic, cultural, and recreational activities. Science, mathematics, language arts, contemporary dancing, visual arts, music, and recreation are the key components included in this program. Students may participate in an optional, end-of-summer overnight trip to an amusement park. Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, and recreational Ages: 7-15 Staff: Teachers with academic and/or professional expertise in subject matter, as well as college interns, senior interns, recreational staff, and general YSI staff Capacity: 145 In session: July-August Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Fee: $325; an additional $150 required for optional, end of summer overnight trip Contact: Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director, or John Dunston, Assistant Director Princeton Model Congress Description: High school students research, prepare, present, and debates bills in mock congressional legislative sessions in Washington, DC. This enrichment activity requires an interest in issues, as well as a commitment to attend weekly meetings and to perform independent investigations outside of the school curriculum. Area served: Greater Trenton Area Type: Academic, cultural, and recreational Ages: 15-19 Staff: One or two student model congress coordinators from Princeton University, as well as general YSI staff Capacity: 15 In Session: November Day/Time: 1 to 2 weekdays (Monday-Thursday) per week 6:00 PM-7:30 PM, Saturdays 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Fee: Yes, $25 Contact: John Dunston, Assistant Director, or Deon Hames, Assistant Director, or Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director

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College Mailing Description: Care packages are mailed out to college students, typically in both the fall and in the spring Area served: Trenton-area college students attending college locally and out-of-state Type: Academic, cultural, recreational Ages: 17-22 Staff: General YSI Staff Capacity: 150 Fee: None, but donations accepted Contact: John Dunston, Assistant Director, or Deon Hames, Assistant Director, or Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director College Student Gatherings Description: College students home for the holiday and summer breaks get together and share ideas, while networking with successful professionals from various walks of life. (Entertainment and refreshments included.) Area served: College students from the Trenton area Ages: Professional, cultural, recreation Ages: 17-22 Staff: General YSI staff Capacity: 50 Dates/Times: December and June Contact : Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director, or John Dunston, Assistant Director, (609) 393-3220 College Admissions Workshop (CAW) Description: College Admissions, Financial Aid, and Career Planning Workshop-Provides information on the college admissions process as well as information about financial aid and career planning Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 13-19 Staff: Young Scholars’ Institute staff, local professionals, parents, college students, volunteers Capacity: 200 + In Session: Spring Day/Time: Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fee: None Contact: Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director or John Dunston, Assistant Director Career Development Center Description: A 15-week program exposing them to careers in science, technology, law, medicine and business Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 13-19

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YSI staff, professionals 25 Fall & Spring Saturdays Reggie Dickerson, Associate Director

Career Speaker Series (CSS) Description: Motivational talks featuring career professionals from the Trenton community who discuss career planning and relate personal experiences. (Question and answer period a part of each session). Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 13-19

Resource Library Description: YSI’s resource library contains applications, brochures and catalogues as well as financial aid forms and scholarship information for independent schools, summer programs, and colleges. Area Served: All Trenton, Library open to everyone Type: Academic Ages: all Day/Time: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fee: None Contact: Marques Morrison

YOUTH ADVOCATE PROGRAMS, INC.
1457 Lower Ferry Road, Ste. A Trenton, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 637-0896 Fax: (609) 637-0368 Lisa D. Wojtczuk, Regional Program Director Amanda J. Frey, Assistant Program Director Mentoring Services Description: Intensive, community-based services to high-risk youth and their families who are at risk for out-of-home placement, suspension, expulsion, or drug/alcohol related issues. Mentors provide youth with a positive role model while assisting in school performance/behaviors, life skills training, poor frustration tolerance, and delinquent behaviors while utilizing resources in the community. Area served: Mercer County Type: Mentoring, counseling Availability: Year round Day/Time: Varies depending on authorization

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Authorization by Value Options, Capital County Children’s Collaborative (CMO), Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare (YCM), Mobile Response, and Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS), and Juvenile Probation (MDT) Amanda J. Frey, (609) 637-0896

Behavioral Assistance/Intensive In-Community Therapy Description: Concrete outcome-oriented behavioral interventions with the goal of restoring, rehabilitating or maintaining youth’s capacity to successfully function in the home and community and diminish the need for a more intensive level of care. Area served: Mercer County Type: Counseling Staff: BA staff has at least two years experience working with at-risk youth population; IIC Specialists have a Master’s in Counseling, Social Work or related field In session: Year-round Day/Time: Varies depending on authorization Fee: Authorization by Value Options, Capital County Children’s Collaborative (CMO), Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare (YCM), and Mobile Response Contact: Amanda J. Frey, (609) 637-0896

YWCA
140 East Hanover Street Trenton, NJ 08608 Telephone: 609-396-8291 Fax: 609-989-8696 Jose A. Hernandez, Chief Executive Officer After School Program Director: Sharon Bonitz Description: Structured after-school coed program; includes classes in the visual and performing arts, academic disciplines, physical fitness, and real-life skills. Snack provided. Homework and tutoring assistance is provided on a group and individual basis. Workshops; educational and recreational trips. Transportation provided. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, recreational Ages: 5-13 years Staff: Instructional staff, counselors, program coordinator, staff, and volunteers In Session: September-June Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 2:00-6:00 Fee: Yes, plus YWCA membership Sliding fee: No, but child care connection referrals accepted. Contact: Susan Tymon at 609-396-8291

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Summer Camp Director: Sharon Bonitz Description: Structured full-day summer camp for girls and boys; a multi-faceted visual and performing arts program which incorporates academic skills into the learning process. Classes include dance, art, drama, music, swimming, physical fitness, educational awareness, real-life skills; also workshops and educational and recreational trips. Breakfast and lunch provided. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, and recreational Ages: 6-13 years Staff: Professionals in each discipline, counselors, program coordinator, staff, and volunteers In Session: Mid-June to mid-August Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:30 Fee: Yes, plus YWCA membership Sliding fee: Yes, but very limited Contact: Susan Tymon at 609-396-8291

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Section Two Health and Safety

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YOUTH HEALTH Child Health Clinic
The Trenton Division of Health operates free Child Health clinics for uninsured Trenton children, ages 0-13 years. Services include physical examinations, immunizations, TB testing, vision & hearing screening, treatment of minor illnesses, and health counseling. For an appointment, call 609-989-3242 ext. 170. Below are the locations for the city’s two Child Health Clinics: Main Office 218 N. Broad St. Trenton, NJ 08608 (Near the corner of Perry and No. Broad) Thurs. 9-12, 1-3 PM Fri. 9-12 By Appointment Only Sam Naples Community Center 611 Chestnut Ave Trenton, NJ 08611 (Corner of Chestnut & Emory) Tuesdays 8:30-12, 1-3 PM By Appointment Only

Adult and Adolescent Health Clinic
The Trenton Division of Health provides free teen-friendly services for males and females ages 13-21 without health insurance. Services include physical examinations, routine vaccinations, males and female reproductive health care, STD screenings, and Hepatitis B Vaccinations. For appointments call 609-989-3242 ext. 4. Adult and Adolescent Clinic 218 North Broad Street Trenton, NJ 08608 (Near the corner of Perry and No. Broad) Tuesday 3:00-6:00 PM Friday 1:15-3:00 PM Trenton Childhood Asthma Project Asthma is the leading childhood illness in the U.S. The Trenton Childhood Asthma Project aims to enable parents to manage their child’s asthma, provide an asthma-safe sleep zone, and reduce the number of asthma-related missed school and work days. The program includes monthly 2 hour sessions in which you and your child can learn about asthma, its triggers, and treatment options. There are also asthma specialists available to help obtain medical insurance and address other social service needs. To register or for additional information, call 989-3636 ext. 143. Successful Weight Loss By Eating and Exercising Together (SWEET) This is a free program provided by the Henry J. Austin Health Center, Inc. at the Trenton YWCA. It is a family-based approach to weight loss for overweight children and adolescents ages 7 through 17 with a participating parent or guardian. The SWEET team health care professional provides individualized instruction, nutrition education, exercise education, behavior modification, and incentive rewards. For more information, call 609-396-0248 or 3960249.

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Nurse-Family Partnership The Nurse-Family Partnership provides a wide range of services for first-time mothers. It is a home-visiting program that begins during pregnancy and continues until the baby is 2 years old. During this time the nurse helps mothers to have a healthy pregnancy and to be the best possible parent for their new baby. This program is open to residents of the City of Trenton who are expecting their first baby, meet the WIC income guidelines, and who have a desire to be a part of the partnership. For information, contact June Gray at 989-3335, or stop into the office of Children’s Health Services at 16 E. Hanover Street. Public Health Nursing Home Visiting Services The Public Health Nursing Unit offers free voluntary home visiting service by registered nurses and nurses aids with experience working with families and children. Their services are available to Trenton residents that meet the following criteria: • All women expecting babies • All families with children who are newborns to two years old • All families who have children who have high amounts of lead in their blood These services can be accessed through a referral from a hospital or doctor, through the WIC program or public health pediatric clinics, or you can call the office at 609-989-3335 to make an appointment. Free Lead Testing Lead poisoning is a serious problem for young children, and the younger the child, the greater the risk. If undetected, it can cause learning disabilities, kidney damage, nervous system damage, poor muscle coordination, seizures, and even death. Lead testing is therefore important for your child and must be done by your doctor. If you do not have a doctor to do this test, it is available from the Public Health Department at no cost. Contact Sharon M. Winn RN BSN, LNC at 989-3393. Black Infants-Better Survival (BIBS) BIBS is a public awareness campaign launched in 1999 by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services that targets Black infant mortality. While the first goal of the campaign is to raise awareness, it also includes a critical public health component - helping Black women of child bearing age and their infants receive the health care they need - before, during and after delivery. For information or help, call 1-888-414-BIBS or visit the campaign on the internet at www.state.nj.us/health/bibs.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
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and conducts substance abuse prevention education workshops within the Trenton community. It also provides intake and referrals for treatment services and technical assistance to projects funded by the Trenton Municipal Alliance Committee. For additional information, please call the Program Administrator at 609-989-3860. Trenton Redirecting Youth Prevention Education Program (TRYPEP) This is an early intervention program specifically designed to reduce early first use of substances among elementary school students. The program trains adjudicated youth and high school students in resistance techniques and other prevention skills to become peer mentors to elementary school students. They participate with program staff in conducting prevention education and related activities in identified elementary public and private schools throughout Trenton. Students must be referred in order to be eligible to participate in the program. For additional information regarding this program, please call 609-989-3860.

ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION: CAMP FIRE BOYS AND GIRLS
535 E. Franklin Street Trenton, NJ08610 609-695-8410 In-school programs for K-4 on abuse prevention. Once-a-week class for 6 weeks. Mercer Council on Alcoholism/Drug Addiction 408 Bellevue Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618-4502 609-396-5874 Prevention of alcohol and drug abuse through programs for schools, businesses, and other groups.

Hospitals/Health Care Centers
Henry J. Austin Health Center at Warren Street 321 North Warren Street Trenton, New Jersey 08618 Phone (866) 884-9968 Services (609) 278-5900 Administration (609) 989-3599 Henry J. Austin Health Center at Chambers Street 317 Chambers Street Trenton, New Jersey 08609 Phone (609) 392-2635 Henry J. Austin Health Center at Ewing Street 112 Ewing Street Trenton, NJ 08609 609-396-9600 Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare 1001 Spruce Street Suite 205 Trenton, NJ 08638 Call for referral to our services Toll-Free 888-866-9565 Administration Office 609-396-6788

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Capital Health System-Fuld Campus 750 Brunswick Avenue Trenton, NJ 08638 (609) 394-6000 Capital Health System- Mercer Campus 446 Bellevue Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 394-4000 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital 1 Hamilton Health Pl. Trenton, NJ 08690 (609) 586-7900

University Medical Center at Princeton 253 Witherspoon Street Princeton, NJ 08540-3213 Phone: (609) 497-4000 Fax: (609) 497-4977 St. Francis Medical Center 601 Hamilton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08624 609-599-5000

Social Service and Crisis Organizations
**GENERAL HELPLINE-United Way’s First Call for Help: 609-896-4108** A free and confidential information and referral service linking you to health and human service programs in greater Mercer County.

Support Services for Youth in Crisis
Runaways, abuse, pregnancy, drug addiction, mental and behavioral problems. Anchor House 482 Centre Street Trenton, NJ 08611 609-392-8329 www.anchorhousenj.org A shelter with counseling and services for runaway, homeless and/or abused youth.(See entry in Section 1 for specific Programs) Catholic Charities 47 North Clinton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08609 (609) 278-4933 or (800) 360-7711 www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org A range of services including: counseling, treatment for substance abuse, emergency services, counseling for child and adult

victims of family violence and abuse, and services to the seriously mentally ill. C.A.R.E.S: Children’s Partial Hospitalization At St. Francis Medical Center 601 Hamilton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08629 609-599-5304 Provides care for children ages 5-12 who require comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment for mental and behavioral problems. Capital Health Systems at Fuld Youth Emergency Program (YES) 750 Brunswick Avenue Trenton, NJ 08638 Hotline: 609-396-6722 A community-based outreach to meet emergency mental health needs of youth under 18. Offers services where crisis is occurring, clinical assessments, short-term

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crisis therapy, screening, temporary residential placement. Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare 1001 Spruce Street Suite 205 Trenton, NJ 08638 Call for referral to our services Toll-Free: 888-866-9565 Provides a broad array of mental health and addictions services to youth and adult residents of Mercer County and their families. Services include intensive day treatment; crisis-oriented outreach and inhome services; outpatient services; and a variety of services for people with special needs. Emergency on-call services are available 24 hours a day 7 days per week for those at the highest risk of crisis. Children’s Home Society of NJ 635 South Clinton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08611 609-695-6274 www.chsofnj.org Provides services to strengthen and support families and children. Includes broad-scale help for unplanned pregnancies, infant foster care, adoptions, parental and child counseling, youth employment. Family Guidance Center 1931 Nottingham Way Hamilton, NJ 08619 609-586-0668 Outpatient mental health program for children and adults offering counseling, substance abuse treatment, services for emotionally disturbed children. (See Entry in Section 1). LifeTies 2205 Pennington Rd Trenton, NJ 08638 609-771-1600 www.lifetiesinc.org

Three-pronged program to help adolescents in crisis: Rainbow House for teen mothers with HIV-infected infants; Triad House, a group home for young victims of abuse; TILT, a teaching program to ensure a smooth transition from out-of-home placement to independent living. Millhill Child and Family Development Center 101-A Oakland Street Trenton, NJ 08618 609-989-7333 www.millhillcenter.org Provides child development services to children 2 months to 5 years old (and their families) who have been abused and/or neglected. Children are referred by DYFS and agencies that deem the children to be at risk. NJ Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) Mercer District Office 120 N. Stockton Street Trenton, NJ 08625 609-292-5100 (to report child abuse in Mercer County during business hours) 800-792-8610 (24 hour statewide reporting of child abuse) Works to preserve and strengthen families and to protect children from harm. PEI Kids 231 Lawrence Road Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 609-695-3739 www.peikids.org PEI Kids works with the child, family and caregiver to provide prevention, intervention and advocacy programs relating to personal safety, sexual abuse and the overall well being of the child.

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Planned Parenthood Association of Mercer County 437 East State Street Trenton, NJ 08608 609-599-4881 www.ppmercer.org Provides reproductive health services, education, counseling, and advocacy. Union Industrial Home for Children 864 Bellevue Avenue Trenton, New Jersey 08618 609-695-1492 www.uih.org A residential program for pregnant and parenting teen mothers and their children and an employment program for noncustodial fathers

Martin House 802 East State Street Trenton, NJ 08606 609-989-8143 Offers a range of programs to serve the overall community including permanent and transitional housing, clothing and household goods, and a learning center. Mobile Meals of Trenton 446 Bellevue Avenue Trenton, NJ 08607 609-695-3483 Provides up to three meals a day to ill and elderly people. Mount Carmel Guild 73 N. Clinton Avenue Trenton, New Jersey 08638 609-392-5159 www.mcgtrenton.org Programs for the poor: emergency assistance, food, transitional housing, and nursing services. Mercer Street Friends 151 Mercer Street Trenton, NJ 08611 609-396-1506 www.mercerstreetfriends.org Day-care and after-school centers, home health centers, home health care, long-term adult care, family support, job training, counseling, advocacy for the poor. Rescue Mission of Trenton 98 Carroll Street PO Box 617 Trenton, NJ 08604 609-695-1436 www.rescuemissionoftrenton.org Offers shelter and services to those in need: emergency services, boarding house, clothing and furniture, soup kitchen, work therapy

General Support Services
Emergency food, clothing, shelter. Crisis Ministry of Trenton 123 E. Hanover St. Trenton, NJ 08608 609-396-9355 www.thecrisisministry.com Provides short-term assistance to personas with emergency needs: food, rent, mortgage, utility, medical, and transportation. HomeFront 1880 Princeton Ave. Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 609-989-9417 http://www.homefrontnj.org Provides homeless families in Mercer County with a variety of assistance programs. Lifeline Emergency Shelter 300 South Clinton Avenue Trenton, New Jersey 08609 (609) 392-7665

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Trenton Area Soup Kitchen 72 ½ Escher Street Trenton, NJ 08605 609-695-5456 www.trentonsoupkitchen.org Meals, outreach, and literacy and art programs. . United Progress, Inc. 162 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08608 609-392-2161 City’s antipoverty agency offering a range of programs to the disadvantaged, emergency shelter, consumer services, halfway house, employment services, rental assistance, housing.

Dedicated to providing transitional housing & developmental services to allow families to transition from homeless to self sufficient. Haitian Center 33 West Front Street (rear door) Trenton, NJ 08608 609-588-8808 Provides Haitian immigrants with immigration and employment services, English instruction, medical and social services. Lutheran Social Ministries Administrative Office: 6 Terri Lane, Suite 300 Burlington, NJ 08016 609-386-7171 www.lsmnj.org Community outreach, special needs, affordable and senior house. Mercer County HIV Consortium 447 Bellevue Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618 609-278-9555, 1-800-550-6755 Referrals to individuals affected by HIV and AIDS. Project Child 1050 Old Trenton Road Trenton, NJ 08690 609-588-8500 Provides screening, assessment, and intervention for preschool children with physical and mental disabilities. SERV Mercer 532 West State Street Trenton, New Jersey 08618 Phone: 609-394-0212 www.servbhs.org Residential treatment program for mental health clients.

Additional Social Service Organizations:
Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) 600 New York Avenue Trenton, NJ 08638 www.arcmercer.org Advocacy services for people with mental retardation and their families. Supported employment, education, training. American Red Cross 707 Alexander Road, Suite 101 Princeton, NJ 08540 609-951-8550 www.njredcross.org In addition to disaster relief, the Red Cross provides AIDS education, hot meals, and transportation. Families In Transition, Inc. P.O. Box 55244 Lawrenceville, NJ 08638 609-393-6082 www.trentonfamiliesintransition.org

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Sunshine Foundation 1440 Parkside Ave Trenton, NJ 08638 609-538-1994 www.sunshinefoundation.org Grants wishes of terminally and chronically ill children. United Way of Greater Mercer County 3131 Princeton Pike Building 4 Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 609-896-1912 www.uwgmc.org First Call for Help, volunteer placements, funding. Urban Women’s Center 40 Fowler Street Trenton, NJ08618 609-392-5959 Offers training in life skills, GED, employment training, computers and small business development, job readiness.

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24-Hour Hotlines
Addictions Hotline of NJ 1-800-238-2333 AIDS Hotline 1-800-342-2437 (English) 1-800-344-7432 (Spanish) ALA-Call 1-800-322-5525 (NJ statewide drug and substance abuse line) Alcohol Abuse and Addiction Assessment 1-800-771-5009 Alcohol Hotline 1-800-999-9951 Anchor House 609-396-8329 (for runaway or abused children) Anonymous Drug Tip Line 609-989-3784 (609-989-DRUG) Child Abuse Reporting Hotlines Mon-Fri, 9 am to 5 pm: 1-800-392-2721 or 609-530-8770 Weekends & Evenings 5 pm to 9 am: 1-800-792-8610 (NJ Div. of Youth & Family Services) ChildHelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453 Child Support Hotline 1-877-NJ-KIDS1 Cocaine Helpline 1-800-262-2463 (1-800-COCAINE) Compulsive Gambling Hotline 1-800-426-2537 (1-800-GAMBLER)

CONTACT of Mercer Co Hotline (crisis counseling and referral) 609-896-2120 or 609-585-2244 Kidsline and Teenline: 609-896-4434 Covenant House Nineline 1-800-999-9999 Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-572-7233 Families Anonymous 1-800-736-9805 (drug, alcohol, and related behavior) Family Health Line 1-800-328-3838 Family Help Line 1-800-843-5437 (1-800-THE-KIDS) (Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse) Homeless Hotline 609-278-1481 Homeless Shelter Hotline 609-538-8156 Lifeline Emergency Shelter 609-392-7665 MECHA 609-392-2446 (8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Mon-Fri) (support for Spanish-speakers) Mental Health Crisis Center 609-394-6086 (Helene Fuld Hospital) Missing Children 1-800-872-5437 Narcotics Anonymous 1-800-992-0401

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National Heath Information Center 1-800-336-4797 National Runaway Switchboard (locates shelters, soup kitchens; may provide bus home) 1-800-RUNAWAY National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline 1-800-227-8922 (8:00 am to 11:00 pm Mon-Fri) (Center for Disease Control) New Jersey AIDS Hotline 1-800- 624-2377 New Jersey Drug Hotline 1-800-225-0196 (NJ Drug and Alcohol Prevention) New Jersey Eating Disorders Hotline 1-800-624-2268 New Jersey Poison Control Center 1-800-764-7661 (1-800-POISON-1) Parents Anonymous and Parents United 1-800-843-5437 Poison Control (Nationwide) 1-800-222-1222 Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline and NJ Coalition against Sexual Assault 609-989-9332 Safe Haven for Infants 1-877-839-2339 Self-Help of NJ 1-800-367-6274 Sickle Cell Disease Association of America 1-800-421-8453

Teen Pregnancy Hotline 1-800-THE KIDS (843-5437) Victim Assistance Hotline 1-800-242-0804 609-989-9592 Womanspace Emergency Shelter 609-394-9000 (domestic violence) Women’s Referral Center Hotline, New Jersey 1-800-322-8092 Youth Emergency Service 609-396-6722 (emergency mental health hotline for youth; Helen Fuld Hospital)

Youth Health Websites
www.kidshealth.org
KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents — each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are literally thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources — all original and all developed by experts in the health of children and teens.

www.teenwire.com
This site provides information and news about teen sexuality, sexual health, and relationships.

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YOUTH SAFETY
In recent years one of the greatest threats to youth safety in the City of Trenton has been the escalation of gang activity within the city and surrounding areas. In response to gang violence, Mayor Douglas Palmer has spearheaded a wide range of initiatives aimed at prevention, intervention, and protection. These efforts are coordinated by the newly created Mayor’s Office of Anti-Gang Initiatives and Youth Development, which is directed by Barry Colicelli, a specialist in addressing youth violence and gang problems. You can reach Mr. Colicelli directly by calling 609-989-3052 or by email at bcolicelli@trentonnj.org. The following information includes the various aspects of the City’s initiatives and resources for parents and community members. What You Can Do If you see or hear anything that concerns you about young people in your community (including, but not limited to truancy, curfew violation, and/or gang involvement), call the following tollfree, 24-hour hotline:

1-877-287-4759
Calls are answered by the Communications Center and will be routed according to particular needs. Calls can be placed anonymously and will be documented and reviewed by the appropriate city officials.

Gang Involvement Prevention
SCOOP SCOOP is the city’s holistic youth development program that combats the root causes of gang involvement by putting nearly every kind of recreation, education and enrichment program within easy reach of the children in every neighborhood of the city. SCOOP operates after school, on weekends, and during the summer. See the SCOOP entry in Section 1 under “City of Trenton Recreation Programs.” Truancy Reduction and Prevention Program (TRAPP) This program identifies and assesses truant students, gets them back in school, and monitors their progress. Within a month of this program’s start, over 150 truant students had been located and assessed. To report truancy, call the hotline at 1-877-287-4759. For more information on the TRAPP program, contact its site manager, School Security Chief Howard White at 609-6567630. What Parents Can do to Prevent Gang Involvement • Spend quality time with your child • Get involved in your child’s school activities

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• Be a positive role model and set the right example • Know your child’s friends and their families • Encourage good study habits • Teach your child how to cope with peer pressure • Help your child develop good conflict resolution skills (see www. Safeyouth.org/scripts/teens/conflicts.asp) • Encourage your child to participate in positive after-school activities with adult supervision (See SCOOP) • Take action in your neighborhood (create a neighborhood alliance, report and remove graffiti) • Talk with your child about the dangers and consequences of gang involvement. Let your child know that you don’t want to see him or her hurt or arrested. Explain to your child that he or she should NOT: - Associate with gang members - Attend parties or social events sponsored by gangs - Use hand signs, symbols, or language that is meaningful to gangs - Wear clothing, including specific colors, which may have meaning to gangs in your area.

Gang Violence Intervention
YouthStat The YouthStat program brings together representatives of every state, county and city agency involved with youth to share information about specific kids who are making bad choices. Weekly meetings involve discussions of individual kids headed to the next level of gangs, guns, and drugs. The program then matches them with the right intervention, turns them around, and monitors their progress. Mayor’s Office on Employment and Training (MOET) This office provides training and placement services for Trenton residents, especially exoffenders, to place them into public and private sector jobs. See the STEP program under the “City of Trenton” entries in Section I. Warning Signs that Your Child May be Involved with a Gang The following is a quick reference guide with common warning signs of gang involvement, but it may not be all-encompassing. Parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with local gang symbols, seek help early, and consider contacting school personnel, local law enforcement, faith leaders, and community organizations for additional assistance. • Admits to “hanging out” with kids in gangs • Shows an unusual interest in one or two particular colors of clothing or a particular logo • Has an unusual interest in gangster-influenced music, videos, movies, or websites • Uses unusual hand signals to communicate with friends • Has specific drawings or gang symbols on school books, clothes, walls, or tattoos

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• Comes home with unexplained physical injuries (fighting-related bruises, injuries to hand/knuckles) • Has unexplained cash or goods, such as clothing or jewelry • Carries a weapon • Has been in trouble with the police • Exhibits negative changes in behavior such as: - Withdrawing from family - Declining school attendance, performance, behavior - Staying out late without reason - Displaying an unusual desire for secrecy - Exhibiting signs of drug use - Breaking rules consistently - Speaking in gang-style slang

Additional Safety Tips for Youth
On the Road As pedestrians, bicyclists, and/or passengers in a motor vehicle, children must adhere to all traffic laws and should always: • Wear a proper fitting helmet when riding a bike, rolling blading, skateboarding, etc. (It is a New Jersey Law for children under 14.) • Wear a seatbelt. • Look both ways before crossing the street. For a complete list of safety tips when traveling, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) web site at: www.nhtsa.dot.gov. On the Internet Although the Internet provides children with access to a wealth of academic resources and recreational activities, it also contains adult material and makes them vulnerable to child predators. In order to protect children while they surf the web, parents should carefully monitor their child’s computer-use. Parents can also install filtering programs that limit the web pages and internet services that children can access. For more information on Internet safety, see the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Brochure “A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety” which can be found online at www.fbi.gov. Below is a list of safety tips for kids provided by the FBI: •First, remember never to give out personal information such as your name, home address, school name, or telephone number in a chat room or on bulletin boards. Also, never send a picture of yourself to someone you chat with on the computer without your parent's permission.

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•Never write to someone who has made you feel uncomfortable or scared. •Do not meet someone or have them visit you without the permission of your parents. •Tell your parents right away if you read anything on the Internet that makes you feel uncomfortable. •Remember that people online may not be who they say they are. Someone who says that "she" is a "12-year-old girl" could really be an older man. At Home/School • Fire Safety: Visit www.usfa.fema.gov/kids for a complete list of fire safety tips for kids. • Toxic Chemicals: Keep all toxic substances out of the reach of children, and in the case of an emergency call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. (If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call 911.) In The Summer • Use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, even on cloudy days. • Remember that the sun is strongest between 10am and 4pm • Keep kids in light weight, light colored clothing • Babies and children need extra water when it is warm out. Even when they don’t feel thirsty. • Don’t use scented soaps, hairspray, or perfumes on children and use an insect repellent that has DEET and that is made for children. • Children should be supervised by an adult when swimming. Be sure to follow all posted pool rules and use only U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices.

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Section Three Trenton’s Resources

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SCHOOLS
For information on Trenton Public Schools as well as links to other educational resources, visit the Trenton Board of Education Website at www.trenton.k12.nj.us Public Elementary Schools Cadwalader 501 Edgewood Avenue, 08618 Tel. 609-656-4660; Fax 609-278-3066 Columbus 1200 Brunswick Avenue, 08638 Tel. 609-656-4690; Fax 609-989-2912 Franklin 200 William Street, 08620 Tel. 609-656-4720; Fax 609-278-1758 Grant 159 North Clinton, 08609 Tel. 609-656-4730; Fax 609-989-2919 Gregory 500 Rutherford Avenue, 08618 Tel. 609-656-4740; Fax 609-989-2905 Harrison 451 Genesee Street, 08611 Tel. 609-656-4750; Fax 609-989-2910 P.J. Hill 1010 East State St., 08609 Tel: 609-656-4980; Fax: 609-989-2915 Jefferson 401 Brunswick Avenue, 08638 Tel. 609-656-4790; Fax: 609-989-2922 Kilmer 1 Whittlesley Road, 08618 Tel. 609-656-4800; Fax: 609-989-2737

Monument 145 Pennington Avenue, 08618 Tel. 609-656-4820; Fax: 609-989-2926 Mott 45 Stokely Avenue, 08611 Tel. 609-656-4830; Fax 609-989-2900 Munoz-Rivera 400 North Montgomery Street 08611 Tel. 609-656-4840; Fax 609-989-2921 Parker 117 Ferry Street, 08611 Tel. 609-656-4880; Fax 609-989-2901 Robbins 283 Tyler Street, 08609 Tel. 609-656-4910; Fax 609-989-2918 Robeson 350 Cuyler Avenue, 08629 Tel. 609-656-4920; Fax 609-989-2928 Stokes 915 Parkside, 08618 Tel. 609-656-4930; Fax 609-989-2907 Washington 331 Emory Avenue, 08611 Tel. 609-656-4960; Fax 609-989-2911 Wilson 175 Girard Avenue, 08638 Tel. 609-656-4970; Fax 609-989-2913 Charter Schools Emily Fisher Charter School 31 Chancery Ln, 08618 Tel. 609-656-1444; Fax 609-656-0999 International Charter School 105 Grand Street, Trenton, NJ 08611 Tel. 609-394-3111; Fax 609-394-3116

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Pace Charter School 1949 Hamilton Ave, 08619 Tel. 609 587-2288 Village Charter School 101 Sullivan Way, 08628 Tel. 609-695-0110; Fax 609-695-1880 Public Middle Schools Dunn (formerly Junior 4) 401 Dayton Street, 08610 Tel. 609-656-4700; Fax 609-989-9693 Hedgepath-Williams (formerly Junior 2) 301 Gladstone Avenue, 08629 Tel. 609-656-4760; Fax 609-989-2927 Holland (formerly Junior 3) 1001 West State Street, 08618 Tel. 609-656-4770 Fax 609-989-2925 King (Junior 1) 800 Martin Luther King Blvd, 08638 Tel. 609-656-4810 Fax 609-989-2963 Private Elementary and/or Middle Schools* Afrikan Peoples Action School 27 East Paul Avenue, 08638 Tel. 609-394-1070 American Boychoir School 19 Lambert Drive Princeton, NJ 08540 Tel. 609-924-5858 Children’s Day School (Special Education) 1925 Pennington Road, 08618 Tel. 609-882-2288 Faith Christian School

2111 Kuser Road Hamilton Square, NJ 08690 Tel. 609-585-3353 Incarnation 1555 Pennington Rd., 08618 Tel. 609-882-3228 Mercer Christian Academy 2015 Pennington Road Ewing, NJ 08618 Tel. 609-882-7300 Newgrange School 526 South Olden Avenue Hamilton, NJ 08629 Tel. 609-584-1800 Our Lady of Sorrows 3800 E. State St. Ext., 08619 Tel. 609-587-4140 St. Ann School 34 Rossa Ave. Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Tel. 609-882-8077 St. Gregory The Great 4680 Nottingham Way Hamilton, NJ 08690 Tel. 609-587-1131 St. Paul 218 Nassau St. Princeton, NJ 08540 Tel. 609- 921-7587 St. Raphael 151 Gropp Ave. Trenton, NJ 08610 Tel. 609- 585-7733 Stuart Country Day School 1200 Stuart Rd. Princeton, NJ 08540 Tel. 609- 921-2330

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Trenton Catholic Academy (lower) 177 Leonard Ave. Hamilton, NJ 08610 Tel. 609-586-5888, Ex. 41 Trinity Episcopal Academy 801 W. State St., 08618 Tel. 609-396-1484 Villa Victoria Academy (lower) 376 W. Upper Ferry Rd. Ewing, NJ 08628 Tel. 609- 882-8421 *Listing does not include every private school in the area. See your local yellow pages for a more complete listing. Public High Schools Trenton Central High School 400 Chambers Street Trenton, NJ 08629 Tel. 609-278-7260; Fax Private Middle and/or High Schools Hun School of Princeton 176 Edgerstoune Road Princeton, NJ 08540 Tel. 609-921-7600 The Lawrenceville School 2500 Main Street Route 206 Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Tel. 609 896-0400 Mercer Christian Academy 2015 Pennington Rd., 08638 Tel. 609-882-7300 Notre Dame High School 601 Lawrence Rd. Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Peddie School South Main Street P.O. Box A Hightstown, NJ 08520 Tel. 609-490-7500 The Pennington School 112 W. Delaware Avenue Pennington, NJ 08534 Tel. 609-737-1838 Princeton Day School 650 Great Raod Princeton, NJ 08540 Tel. 609-924-6700 Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart 1200 Stuart Rd. Princeton, NJ 08540 609-921-2330 Trenton Catholic Academy 175 Leonard Ave. Hamilton, NJ 08610 Tel: (609) 586 3705, Ex. 19 Villa Victoria Academy 376 West Upper Ferry Rd. Trenton, NJ 08628 Tel. 609-883-5760 Colleges and Universities Mercer County Community College Main Campus 1200 Old Trenton Road West Windsor, NJ 08690 Tel. 609-586-4800 Kerney campus Broad and Academy Street Trenton, NJ 08609 Princeton University Princeton, NJ 08544 Tel. 609-258-3000

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Rider University 2083 Lawrenceville Rd. Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Tel. 609-896-5000 Rutgers, The State University PO Box 2102 New Brunswick, NJ 08903 908-932-1766 The College of New Jersey PO Box 7718 Ewing, NJ 08628 Tel. 609-771-1855 Thomas Edison State College 101 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08608 609-984-1100 Special Education Mercer County Special Services School District 1050 Old Trenton Rd. Trenton, NJ 08690 609-588-8400 (Provides special education and related services to the multiple handicapped and emotionally disturbed children from birth to age 21.) Sister Georgine School 544 Chestnut Ave. Trenton, NJ Tel. 609-396-5444 Educational Organizations Board of Education Trenton Public Schools 108 North Clinton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08609 Tel. 609-989-2400

Mercer County Board of Education 1075 Old Trenton Rd. Trenton, NJ 08690 Tel. 609-588-5877; Fax 609-588-5849 New Jersey Education Association 180 West State Street Trenton NJ 08607 Tel. 609-599-4561 Day Care/Pre-school in Trenton Area For child care resources and referrals, call Child Care Connection at

609-989-7770
www.childcareconnection-nj.org. • OR call 1-800-3-DAY-CARE for information about child-care services throughout the state of New Jersey Carolyn Stokes Day Nursery 1 Princess Diana La Trenton, NJ 08638 609-392-2648 Ages served: 2 ½ - 5 years Sponsored by: Carolyn Stokes Trustees Cherry Tree Club C/o Homefront 1880 Princeton Ave. Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 609-989-9417 For homeless children; includes breakfast, lunch, transportation. Children’s Center and Preschool 1243 Parkway Ave Ewing, NJ 08628 609-771-8500 Ages served: 6 weeks – 6 years

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Children’s Center and Preschool of St. Bartholomew 1746 S Clinton Ave Trenton, NJ 08610 609-393-0047 Ages served: 3-4 years CYO Preschool 920 South Broad Street Trenton, NJ 08611-2097 609-396-8383 Ages served: 2 ½ - 5 years Ewing/Lawrence Head Start 320 Hollowbrook Drive Trenton, NJ 08638 609-771-4076 Ages served: 2 ½ - 6 years Sponsored by: Mercer County Head Start Child Development Program Forrest Valley Day Care Center 409 Ridge Avenue Trenton, 08610 609-392-8720 Ages served: 0 – 6 years Hamilton I Head Start 169 Wilfred Avenue Hamilton, NJ 08610 609-393-7030 Ages served: 3-5 years Sponsored by: Mercer County Head Start Child Development Center Hamilton II Head Start 1801 East State Street Extension Hamilton, New Jersey 08609 609-587-4544 Ages served: 2 ½ - 6 years Sponsored by: Mercer County Head Start Child Development Center

Hart’s Child Care Trenton, NJ 08611 609-695-4380 Ages served: 6 weeks- 3 ½ years International Children’s Institute 1805 Princeton, Ave Lawrence, NJ 08648 609-396-3637 Ages served: 0 - 5 years Kids “R” First 506 E State St Trenton, NJ 08609 609-396-1111 Ages served: 3-5 years AND 635 S Clinton Ave Trenton, NJ 08611 609-396-8500 Ages served: 3-4 years Learning Depot 239 E Front St Trenton, 08611 609-393-8888 Ages served: 6 weeks – 5 years Little Friends (Justice Juniors) 23 Market Street Trenton, NJ 08611 609-984-9561 Ages served: 6 weeks- 5 years Sponsored by: Little Friends Little Kids College 850 Cherry St. Trenton, NJ 08638 609-278-0655 Ages served: 2 ½ - 5 years AND 123 Tremont St Trenton, NJ 08611 609-394-2020 Ages served: 3-4

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Martin House Pre-School 794 East State Street Trenton, NJ 08608 609-989-8143 Ages served: 2 ½ - 6 years Sponsored by: Diocese of Trenton Mercer Child Care Center Hollowbrook Dr. and Crescent Ave. Trenton, NJ 609-883-1560 or 609-883-1565 Ages served: 2 ½- 5 Sponsored by: Mercer County Head Start Child Development Program Mercer Children’s Center Parkway Avenue & Parkside Ave Trenton, NJ 08601 609-695-3711 Ages served: 2 months- 6 years Sponsored by: Mercer Medical Center Mercer County Head Start Child Development Program 690 Whitehead Rd Lawrence, NJ 08648 609-393-5655 Sponsored by: Mercer County Head Start Child Development Program Mercer Street Friends Early Childhood Education Center 1201 W. State St. Trenton, NJ 08618 609-393-8777 Ages served: 18 months – 5 years Sponsored by: Mercer Street Friends Mercer Street Friends Early Childhood Education Center (Hamilton Avenue Day Care Center) 1337 Hamilton Avenue Hamilton, NJ 08629 (609) 588-3513 Ages served: 0- 6 years Sponsored by: Mercer Street Friends

Millhill Family Center 101-A Oakland Ave Trenton, NJ 609-989-7333 Ages served: 3 weeks – 5 years Morning Star Preschool 1152 Deutz Ave. Trenton, NJ 08611 609-695-7827 Ages served: 3 months- 5 years Mount Carmel Guild Day Care Center 79 N Clinton Ave Trenton, NJ 08609 609-392-5218 Ages served: 2 ½ - 6 years Sponsored by: Mount Carmel Guild of Trenton Mount Sinai Day Care Center 35 Arlington Ave Trenton, NJ 08618 609-695-2487 Ages served: 2 ½ -5 years Sponsored by: Mount Sinai S.D.A Church Mrs. Pev’s Preschool and Daycamp 4324 S Broad St Trenton, NJ 08620 609-585-3276 Ages served: 2 –5 years New Beginnings Child Care Center 1521 Pennington Rd Ewing, NJ 08618 609-671-9034 Ages served: 0 – 4 years Noah’s Ark Daycare LLC 229 Fulton St Trenton, NJ 08611 609-396-1981 Ages served: 6 weeks – 5 years

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Puerto Rican Community Day Care Center 223 Perry Street Trenton, NJ 08618 609-392-8787 Ages served: 3- 5 years Samaritan Child Care Center 531 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Trenton, NJ 08618 609-394-8900 Shiloh HeadStart Center 340 Calhoun Street Trenton NJ 08618 609-392-2115 Ages served: 3- 5 years Sponsored by: Trenton Head Start Stepping Stones Learning Institute 701 Roebling Avenue Trenton NJ 08611 609-989-8882 Ages served: 3-5 years AND 118 1/2 Swan Street Trenton NJ 08611 609-396-3045 Ages served: 3-4 years Trenton Academy Preschool 111 E Hanover St Trenton, NJ 08608 609-396-3975 Ages served: 2 ½ - 5 years Sponsored by: First Presbyterian Church of Trenton

Trinity Cathedral Academy 801 W State St Trenton, NJ 08618 609-396-9400 Ages served: 3 –12 years Umma Daycare & Learning Center Inc. 474 Greenwood Ave Trenton, NJ 08609 609-695-8664 Ages served: 2 ½ - 5 years YMCA Pre-School Center 43l Pennington Avenue Trenton NJ 08618 609-599-9622 Ages served: 3- 5 years Sponsored by: Trenton Are YMCA YWCA Nursery School 3562 Nottingham way Hamilton, NJ 08690 609-587-1815 Ages served: 2 ½ - 6 years Sponsored by: YWCA of Trenton

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GOVERNMENT
City Hall
319 East State Street Trenton, NJ 08608

Council Vice President West Ward Councilwoman 54 Hillcrest Ave. Trenton, NJ 08619 Email address: westwardcouncil@aol.com 393-3858* 989-3146 City Hall Milford Bethea North Ward Councilman 229 E. Front St. Trenton, NJ 08611 396-4090* 989-3146 City Hall Jim Coston South Ward Councilman 319 E. State St. Trenton, NJ 08608 712-0417 989-3146 City Hall Gino A. Melone East Ward Councilman 936 Melrose Ave. Trenton, NJ 08629 396-1819* 989-3146 City Hall Manuel Segura Councilman At Large 234 Hamilton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08629 392-0877* 989-3146 City Hall Cordelia M. Staton Councilwoman At Large 310 Gardner Ave. Trenton, NJ 08618 392-4703* 989-3146 City Hall *District Office Number (609 area code unless otherwise noted)

Office of the Mayor
Mayor: Douglas H. Palmer 609-989-3030 mayorsoffice@trentonnj.org.

Chief of Staff
Renee P. Haynes 609-989-3344

Special Assistant to the Mayor
Barry J. Colicelli 609-989-3052

City Clerk
Anthony J. Conti 609-989-3185 Fax: 609- 989-3190 Mayor’s Office of Citizen Concerns Room 102, City Hall 609-989-3810 or 989-3809

Mayor’s Office of Employment and Training
609-815-2194

City Council
Paul M. Pintella Council President Councilman At Large 212 Kensington Ave. Trenton, NJ 08618 777-9687* 989-3146 City Hall Annette H. Lartigue

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City Departments, Divisions & Bureaus
Administration Jane Feigenbaum, Business Administrator 609-989-3105 Finance Christine Stankiewicz, Dept. Director/Municipal Comptroller Primary 609-989-3042; Secondary 609-9893041 Health and Human Services Carolyn Lewis-Spruill, Director 609-898-3332 Housing and Economic Development Dennis Gonzalex, Acting Dept. Director 609-989-3504 Inspections Leonard Pucciatti, Department Director 609-989-3550 Law R. Denise Lyles, City Attorney 609-989-3011 Municipal Courts Hon. R. Kevin McGrory, Chief Judge 609-989-3700 Public Works Eric Jackson, Dept. Director 609-989-3151 Recreation, Natural Resources & Culture Francis Blanco, Dept. Director 609-989-3361 Police Department Joseph Santiago, Police Director 609-989-4055

Fire Department Dennis Keenan, Dept. Director 609-989-4038

City Government on the Web: For the most up-to-date listings and information about city services, visit the City’s official website: www.ci.trenton.nj.us

Trenton and Mercer County Youth Services Commissions
The Youth Services Commissions of Trenton and Mercer County are comprised of individuals interested- professionally and personally- in the well-being of children and teenagers in the Trenton area. If you think you could be an effective and productive member of either commission, call for information:

Trenton Youth Services Commission 609-989-3342 Mercer County Youth Services Commission 609-989-6112

Trenton Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
The Trenton Youth Advisory Council is comprised of volunteer youth who meet monthly to discuss various issues related to young people in the City. Members participate in workshops throughout the state, meet with the mayor quarterly, and participate in various City youth events such as a fashion show and Heritage Days. For information on the council, contact Bridget Lewis at 609-989-3342.

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Mercer County Government
Brian M. Hughes, Mercer County Executive 609-989-6518 Paula Sollami-Covello, Mercer County Clerk 609-989-6464

For more information about the federal government, call 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636) or visit www.FirstGov.gov

State of NJ Government
John Corzine, Governor 609-292-6000 Nina Mitchell Wells, Secretary of State Bradley Abelow, State Treasurer Zulima V. Farber, Attorney General Shirley Turner (D), State Senator Reed Gusciora (D), State Assemblyman, 15th district Bonnie Watson Coleman (D), State Assemblywoman, 15th district State Government on the Web: For the most up-to-date listings and information about state services, visit the official web site: www.nj.gov Federal Government George W. Bush (R), President Dick Cheney (R), Vice President Christopher H. Smith (R), Congressman, 4th District 609-585-7878 Rush D. Holt (D), Congressman, 12th District 609-750-9365 Frank R. Lautenberg (D), Senator (202) 224-3224 Robert Menendez (D), Senator (202) 224-4744

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RESOURCES FOR PARENTS & FAMILIES
Catholic Charities 47 North Clinton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08609 (609) 278-4933 or (800) 360-7711 www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org A range of services including: counseling, treatment for substance abuse, emergency services, counseling for child and adult victims of family violence and abuse, and services for the seriously mentally ill. (Also includes a program called “El Centro de Rescursos para Families” which provides a full range of services for the Latino Community) Child Care Connection 1001 Spruce St # 201 Trenton, NJ 08638 (609) 989-7770 www.childcareconnection-nj.org. A child-care resource and referral agency that counsels parents, builds child-care supply, provides referrals, administers subsidy programs, and offers technical assistance. Children’s Futures 28 West State Street Suite 305 Trenton, NJ 08608-1602 Phone: 609-695-1977 See entry in Section1 Children’s Home Society of New Jersey 635 South Clinton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08611 (609) 695-6274 (609) 394-5769 www.chsofnj.org See entry in Section 1

Family Guidance Center 1931 Nottingham Way Hamilton, NJ 08619 609-586-0668 See entry in Section 1. Families In Transition, Inc. P.O. Box 55244 Lawrenceville, NJ 08638 609-393-6082 www.trentonfamiliesintransition.org Dedicated to providing transitional housing & developmental services to allow families to transition from homeless to self sufficient Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition 2 King Arthur Court, Suite B North Brunswick, NJ 08902 Phone: (609) 394-7454, (732) 937-5437 Brenda Tift, Coordinator See entry in Section 1. NJ Parent Teacher Association NJPTA Office 900 Berkeley Ave Trenton, NJ 08618-5322 Tel. (609) 393 - 5004 or (609) 393 - 6709 Fax (609) 393 - 8471 www.njpta.org Parent Education Unit City of Trenton Division of Health and Human Services 222 East State St. Trenton, NJ 08608 Elaine M. J. Reaves, Program Administrator at 609-989-3464. Free early-learning program for parents with children from birth to three years.

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Planned Parenthood Association of Mercer County 437 East State Street Trenton, NJ 08608 609-599-4881 www.ppmercer.org Provides reproductive health services, education, counseling, and advocacy. Union Industrial Home for Children 864 Bellevue Avenue Trenton, New Jersey 08618 609-695-1492 www.uih.org A residential program for pregnant and parenting teen mothers and their children and an employment program for noncustodial fathers

Trenton Loves Children - 21st Century Community Learning Center Program The Trenton Loves Children (TLC) program is a parent education program for parents of students attending designated 21st Century schools. This program is operated by the City of Trenton, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health in conjunction with the Trenton Board of Education 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The program is comprised of a 15-week Effective Parenting Solutions Program as well as one-on-one parent assessments and intervention. Parents can attend structured culturally appropriate group sessions that focuses on everything from developing a successful path for raising productive children to communicating respect and encouragement. Sessions are held at convenient host sites and during evening hours. The program provides a number of activities and incentives for parent participation. Parent educators also meet one-on-one with parents to address such issues as housing, medical insurance, earned income, youth violence, substance abuse prevention, and school involvement. The program is designed to assist parents with essential tools necessary to meet their family and personal goals. For more information, call (609) 989-3464.

PARENTS ANONYMOUS OF NJ, Inc. A self-help organization for parents that aims to protect children by strengthening families.

24-hour stress line: 1-800-843-5437 www.pa-of-nj.org

127 Route 206 Suite 10 Hamilton, NJ 08610

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Places of Interest
ALEXANDER DOUGLAS HOUSE 165 E Front Street, 08608 (at foot of Montgomery) 609-394-1965 Built in 1766, this small house was the site of the council of war held by George Washington on January 2, 1777, to plan the Battle of Princeton, a turning point in the Revolutionary War. Headquarters of the Trenton Historical Society. ARTIFACT GALLERY 1025 S. Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08611 609-599-9081 Framing and delightful Trentoniana for sale; knowledgeable proprietors. THE ART MUSEUM Princeton University Princeton, NJ 08544 609-258-3788 A gem of a museum with world-class collections of choice art from many cultures, periods, and continents. Tours for children 5 years or older given by trained volunteers. ARTWORKS 19 Everett Alley Trenton, NJ 08611 609-394-9436 Art classes, programs, and gallery; a force for art in Trenton. THE CONTEMPORARY 176 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08608 609-392-9727 Open third Sunday of each month, 2 to 4pm.

Italiante Victorian townhouse, renovated and maintained by The Contemporary, a federated women’s club promoting Trenton as a vital urban community and providing services and aid for many community projects. GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE 18 Fairground Road Hamilton, NJ 08619 609-586-0616 A 22-acre landscaped sculpture park and 10,000-square foot museum showing impressive range of sculpture in dramatic settings. KUSER FARM MANSION 390 Newkirk Avenue Hamilton, NJ, 08610 (Entrance also on Kuser Road ) 609-890-3630 February 1 through April 30: SaturdaySunday 11am to 3pm May 1 through November 30: Thursday-Sunday 11 am to 3pm Free Admission In 1892, the Kuser family from New York built this mansion and lived here, first during the summer, then year-round, until 1976. The family was involved in financing many local business ventures including the Mercer automobile and the Trenton Brewing Company. Call about many special events. MILL HILL PLAYHOUSE Front Street (at foot of Montgomery) 609-989-3038 19th-century stone church now a delightful theater. NEW JERSEY STATE HOUSE 125 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08625 609-633-2709 Tours of the State Capitol (on nonlegislative session days only) hourly on

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Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am to 3pm; Saturdays, noon to 3pm. Only Maryland’s State House has been in continuous use longer than ours, which has served as the seat of New Jersey’s government since 1792. A grand historical and architectural monument, recently renovated. Public invited to view legislative sessions from upper galleries. Call for group tours. NEW JERSEY STATE MUSEUM 205 West State Street Trenton, NJ, 08625 609-292-6308 (609-292-6464 for recorded information) Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 4:45; Sunday noon to 5pm. A museum in four sections: archaeology, natural history, cultural history, and fine art. Wooly mammoths, mastodons, and dinosaurs join a vibrant collection of New Jersey flora and fauna; paintings, sculpture, photographs, and furnishings by major artists of New Jersey and beyond describe a rich cultural heritage; temporary exhibitions have appeal for audiences of all ages and ethnic groups. A 400-seat auditorium features educational and performance activities. The museum shop and café alone are worth a visit. NEW JERSEY STATE PLANETARIUM 205 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08625 609-292-6308 (609-292-6464 for recorded information) A 150-seat planetarium features stargazing, laser concerts. NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE MUSEUM River Road (Route 175) between Interstate 95 and West Upper Ferry Road West Trenton, NJ 08628 609-882-2000 ext. 6400

Open Monday through Saturday 10am to 4pm Displays of confiscated guns, motorcycles, and an interactive crime scene. OLD BARRACKS Barrack Street Trenton, NJ 08609 609-396-1776 Built in 1758 for British troops in the French and Indian War; subsequently used by Hessians in the Revolution, then by the Continental army. Lively first person discussions about life during Revolutionary War. Catch the one on dental care- you’ll be grateful for today’s technology! SOVEREIGN BANK ARENA 81 Hamilton Ave Trenton, NJ 08611 Phone: 1-888-SBA-TIXX www.sovereignbankarena.com The Arena is host to many events including hockey, basketball, concerts, ice shows, athletic events, family shows, trade shows, and conventions. It is also the home of the 2005 Kelly Cup Champion Trenton Titans of the East Coast Hockey League. For a list of events or information about tickets call or visit them on the web. THOMAS EDISON STATE COLLEGE 101 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08625 609-984-1100, by appointment On the second floor of this Cass Gilbertdesigned and Palazzo Strozzi-inspired building is the Prudence Kelsey Room, with fine collections of ceramics. TRENTON BATTLE MONUMENT Conjunction of Broad, Warren, Martin Luther King, Brunswick, and Pennington, 609-737-0623 150-foot granite column topped with a statue of George Washington who launched

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his surprise attack on December 26, 1776, on the Hessian soldiers occupying Trenton. Having consistently lost ground battles until Trenton, the Continental regained their momentum to win independence seven years later. James Monroe and Alexander Hamilton manned artillery from this spot. TRENTON CITY MUSEUM AT ELLARSIE Parkside and Stuyvesant Avenues Trenton, NJ 08618 609-989-3632 Open Tuesdays- Saturday, 11am to 3pm; Sunday 1pm-4pm closed Mondays and Municipal Holidays This 34-room Tuscan villa in the center of Cadwalader Park features historic and contemporary exhibitions related to the city. TRENTON THUNDER/WATERFRONT PARK One Thunder Road Trenton, NJ 08611 (609)394-3300 www.trentonthunder.com The Trenton Thunder is a minor-league baseball team and the Double –A affiliate of the New York Yankees. The Thunder play in the Northern Division of the Eastern League. The Thunder’s home field is the Mercer County Waterfront Park. For tickets and additional information, call or visit them on the web. TRENTON VISITORS CENTER/ OLD MASONIC LODGE Barrack and Lafayette Streets Trenton, NJ 08608 609-777-1770 Opened daily: 10am to 4pm An enthusiastic, well informed staff, a plethora of free faultlessly organized brochures describing sites and adventures throughout New Jersey, and a trove of common and uncommon information describe this welcome center. In addition, it

is housed on the first floor of the 1793 Old Masonic Lodge, which is open to the public for inspection. WAR MEMORIAL Lafayette Street 609-393-0871 Since 1932, this theater accommodating an audience of almost 2,000 has hosted dance, music, and theater events as well as official ceremonies. WILLIAM TRENT HOUSE 15 Market Street Trenton, NJ 08611 609-989-3027 Open daily 12:30 to 4pm Forty years after Quaker settlers founded Trenton (then known as The Falls because of the Piedmont fall zone of the Delaware) and 50 years before the American rebels rallied at the Battles of Trenton, this mansion on the Delaware was built as the summer home of a wealthy Philadelphia merchant. The oldest home in Trenton, it is beautifully restored and furnished.

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Walks and Tours
Trenton is a delightful city to explore for both children and adults. Like an interesting person, it doesn’t divulge all its character and charms at once, but holds them in deepening layers beneath the surface. A drive along State Street, a stroll through Riverview Cemetery, a survey of the old Coalport section of the City-all open our eyes to Trenton’s riches. CITY TOURS FOUR VIEWS OF TRENTON A Saturday in early April. Sponsored by The Contemporary, a member organization of the NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs, 176 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608; 609-392-9727. Fee $45.00 includes lunch Four busloads of adventurers explore different aspects of Trenton’s life ranging from its ceramic industry to its role in the Civil War to a survey of its three centuries of architecture. The creative, resourceful, and esteemed Contemporary pulls out all the stops. The four tours fill up quickly every year. WALK THIS WAY Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm from April to October. Sponsored by Walk this Way, 940 Berkely Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08618. Leaves from the Trenton Visitors Center, Lafayette and Barrack Streets. Fee $ 7. Call 609-396-9419 or 609-777-1770 A walking tour through Trenton’s downtown, cobblestoned, and paved, covering Trenton’s original 1679 Quaker settlement, the battles on Broad, Warren,

and Front Streets, a ten-story skyscraper, and a Bonaparte’s mistress’s grave. WALK THIS WAY also offers special tours such as a cemetery tour and Roebling family history tour. Check newspapers or call 609777-1770. Fee varies

SELF GUIDED HOUSE AND GARDEN TOURS MILL HILL HOUSE/ GARDEN TOURS Early June for garden tour and early December for house tour. Fees varies. Mill Hill, a neighborhood along Mill Hill Park and the Assunpink Creek, features many restored 19th century homes, gingerbread townhouses, charming saltboxes, and others waiting to be restored. Call 609-777-1770 CADWALADER HEIGHTS HOUSE Mid-September. Fee varies. This neighborhood borders on Frederick Law Olmsted’s Cadwalader Park and features some of the grand houses of Trenton. Call 609-777-1770

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An Eventful Year
Throughout the year, the City of Trenton rocks with events for youth, families, and adults. Those in the following list are only a sampling – and many are free of charge. Maybe you want to join in and perhaps even offer your services to help-volunteers are usually the backbone of these events. For more information, call the phone number listed or the Trenton Visitors Center at 609777-1770. JANUARY Super Science Weekend. Two days of science programs for families. New Jersey State Museum. Free. 609-394-5310 Special Laser Light Show. (laser shows throughout the year) NJ State Museum Planetarium. 609-292-6303 FEBRUARY Washington’s Birthday. Old Barracks Museum. 609-396-1776 Black History Month MARCH St. Patrick’s Parade (Saturday before March 17th) Hamilton Avenue. St. Patrick’s Parade Committee. 609-777-1770. APRIL Trenton Thunder Opening Game (early April). Waterfront Park. Four Views of Trenton (early April). Allday guided “insider” tours of Trenton; sign up early! Sponsored by The Contemporary. 609-392-9727 Trenton Tree Tour Bike Ride (Saturday in mid-April) Sponsored by the City and Isles, (609-393-5656) MAY

May Day (1ST Saturday). Old Fashioned family fun in Cadwalader Park. Free. Sponsored by the City of Trenton. 609-7771770. Preservation Week. (mid-month) A week of activities featuring Trenton’s historical and architectural treasures. 609-777-1770. Sponsored by the Trenton Landmarks Commission. SUMMER MONTHS Cool Summer Cultural Series (June, July, August). Music in neighborhood parks. Sponsored by the Department of Recreation, Natural Resources and Culture, City of Trenton. Call 609-278-COOL. Capital City Farmers Market, Jazz Concerts, and other events sponsored by Trenton Downtown Association, 609-393-8998. JUNE Heritage Days (first Saturday and Sunday). New Jersey’s largest ethnic outdoor festival, food games, music, with hundreds of restaurants, businesses, civic and social organizations represented. Free entrance. Sponsored by the Trenton Downtown Association and the City of Trenton. 609777-1770. CoreStates Classic (first or second Thursday). International professional cycling race. Free Mill Hill Garden Tour (mid-June) JULY July 4th Fireworks and Concert Sponsored by the City of Trenton and Trenton Thunder AUGUST Puerto Rican Day Parade (first Sunday and previous week). A week of activities ending with a great parade from Hamilton and Chambers to City Hall. Sponsored by the Puerto Rican Day Parade Committee

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TNN African American Parade City Hall Double Dutch Competition Finals Waterfront Park. Boys and girls ages 7 through 17 are welcomed to participate in the competition. Sponsored by the City of Trenton. 609-989-3342 Fishing Derby. At the Log Basin Pong in Stacey Park. For youth 13 and under. Prizes for the largest, first, longest, etc. Sponsored by the Dept of Recreation. 609-278-COOL. Solidarity Day. In Cadwalader Park. SEPTEMBER Trenton Jazz Festival (date may change) At Mercer County Waterfront Park. Sponsored by the City of Trenton and the Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau. Feast of Lights (Wednesday through Monday after Labor Day). Traditional Italian street fair. Free. Sponsored by the Neapolitan Society. Riverfest, Music & BBQ Rib Festival (late September). Waterfront Park. 609-394-8326 OCTOBER Auditions for Mayor’s Talent Quest (early October). For Juniors (ages 5-11) and Seniors (ages 12-19). 609-599-2491 Trenton Small Business Week (early October). Seminars and workshops for entrepreneurs and others. 609-396-7246 Columbus Day Parade (Saturday of Columbus Day weekend and week before). Sponsored by the Columbus Day Parade Committee. Haunted Halloween in Cadwalader Park (the night before Halloween). Costume parade for the kids 12 and under, accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the City of Trenton. 609-989-3628 NOVEMBER Trenton Historical Society Annual Meeting, lecture/lunch, 609-394-1965

Thanksgiving Day Parade (Saturday after Thanksgiving). City Hall to West State Street where Santa Climbs a ladder into the State House Sponsored by the City of Trenton. DECEMBER Mill Hill House Tour (first Saturday). Gaslit historic district opens its doors. Sponsored by the Old Mill Hill Society. 18th Century Open House (mid- December, Sunday afternoon). The State House, Old Barracks, Trent House and Douglass House celebrate the season. 609-396-1776 Battles of Trenton Re-enactments (Sunday after Christmas). Both of Trenton’s pivotal Revolutionary War Battles re-enacted. Sponsored by the Old Barracks. 609-3961776.

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Within the boundaries of Trenton are dozens of parks and open spaces that provide recreation for children and families. Basketball, baseball, swimming, soccer, volleyball, and tennis facilities are readily accessible as are bike paths, hiking trails, and stocked fishing holes. In addition to the City’s participation, many other organizations provide outdoor and environmental issues. Report misuse of environment to them. Though some are membership groups, please note that membership is not required to participate in activities. Canal Society of New Jersey PO Box 737, Morristown, NJ 07963-0737; 908-722-9556 Sponsors tours, hikes, workdays, newsletters on canals of New Jersey and elsewhere. A membership organization. Delaware & Raritan Canal Coalition 1108 Princeton-Kingston Road Princeton, NJ 08540 609-924-0714 Protects, develops, and preserves D&R Canal State Park. Delaware and Raritan Canal Commission Prallsville Mills Route 29, PO Box 539 Stockton, NJ 08559 609-397-2000; fax 609-397-1081 A state agency which plans for development of D&R Canal State Park which it manages and protects.

Delaware & Raritan Greenway Land Trust One Preservation Place Princeton, NJ 08540 609-924-4646 fax: 609-924-5577 Land conservancy, dedicated to preservation of open space, throughout central New Jersey. Walks, canoe trips especially of Hamilton/Trenton Marsh. Delaware & Raritan Canal Watch PO Box 2 Rocky Hill, NJ 08553-0002 609-924-2683 Promotes and protects D&R State Park and adjacent areas. Informs public of threats to the aesthetic, historical, recreational, and environmental aspects of the park. A membership organization. Delaware River Greenway Partnership PO Box 87 Frenchtown, NJ 08825 908-996-0230 fax 908-996-0231 www.drgp.org Promotes public and private stewardship of land on both sides of the Delaware River and its tributaries, from the Delaware Water Gap to Burlington. Delaware Riverkeeper Network PO Box 326 Washington Crossing, PA 18977-0326 www.delawareriverkeeper.org Toll Free Pollution Hotline: 1-800-8- DELAWARE Monitors and protects Delaware River and environs; manages a citizen streamwatch monitoring program. Environmental Emergencies 24 Hour Hotline

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Isles 10 Wood Street Trenton, NJ 08618 609-393-5656 Provides technical and organization assistance to neighborhood groups for housing and open space. Field trips along D&R Canal and in local parks. Trenton’s environmental watchdog. New Jersey Citizen Action 85 Raritan Avenue, Ste 100 Highland Park, NJ 08904 908-246-4772; fax 908-214-8385 Lobbies on environmental and conservation issues that directly affect the lives of working class people. New Jersey National Land Trust 22 South Clinton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08625 609-984-1339; fax 609-984-1427 Preserves land through private donations; assures permanent protection and management. New Jersey Sierra Club 145 West Hanover St. Trenton, NJ 08618 A national environmental watchdog with local chapters. Hikes, canoe trips, outings, newsletter. A membership organization. Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association 31 Titus Mill Road Pennington, NJ 08534 609-737-7592 Watchdog and educational organization for the Millstone River and Stony Brook area; classes, field trips, Earth Day celebration, streamwatch program. A membership organization.

Trees for Trenton PO Box 508 Trenton, NJ 08603 609-683-0504 Community organization working to increase numbers, care, and appreciation of trees, especially street trees, in Trenton. Education, protection, reforestation.

The City of Trenton’s Department of Recreation, Natural Resources and Culture organizes sports, games, picnics, concerts, mural painting, puppets, theater and much more throughout the year, especially in the summer. Youngsters could be active everyday! Check the paper, pick up a flyer at City Hall, or call them: 609-989-3628

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Section Four Index of Opportunities By Type

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ACADEMIC
Organization Afrikan People’s Action School Program After-school enrichment program Nkosi Sikelei after-school leadership program Boy Scouts of America, Central NJ Council Boy Scouting Boys & Girls Club of Trenton/Mercer Drop-In Membership Kids Club After School Program Summer Camp Teen SAT Prep & Tutoring College Scholarships Capital Health Systems Junior Volunteer Program Carolyn Stokes Day Nursery Nursery School Program Carver Youth and Family Center Youth and Family Center Children’s Center and Pre-school Pre-school education program City of Trenton SCOOP Cotsen Children’s Library Tiger Tales Stories in Many Languages Nature Inside Out Covenant Community Dev. Corp. PARK CYO Pre-school After-school program East Trenton Community Center Honor Roll Club/Mentoring Edison Job Corps Academy Edison Job Corps Academy Family Guidance Center Children’s Day School Garvey School Garvey School, independent high school Girl Scouts of Delaware-Raritan, Inc. Girl Scouting Isles Environmental Education Center The Children’s Garden Isles Career Center/YouthBuild Program Junior Achievement of NJ Junior Achievement Program Kidsbridge Children’s Museum Museum Exhibits Summer Leadership Camp Martin House Learning Center STARS Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts Pre-school Summer Day Camp Teen Academic Achievement After-school program MECHA Intergenerations Latino Youth Empowerment Against Substance Abuse Summer Recreation Program Mercer County 4-H 4-H Clubs Mercer County Community Vocational Training Vocational-Technical School

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Mercer County Community College at Artworks Mercer County Community College James Kerney Campus MIMA Music Newgrange School New Jersey State Museum NJ Seeds NJ Youth Corp of Trenton Princeton University Materials Academy Princeton U. Preparatory Program Princeton U. Student Volunteers Council Rider University Sista 2 Sista/YBU Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Assoc.

Visual Arts Classes Educational Talent Search Project SMILE/Gear Up Upward Bound SpinJazz After-School Program Newgrange School Extended School Year Program SMART Kaleidoscope Kids Summer Academy NJ Scholars Program Youth Corp Program Materials Academy Summer Program Princeton Prep KidPower Minding Our Own Business Minding Our Own Business Summer Program Sista 2 Sista after-school and summer camp Environmental Camp Field Trips Public Programs on the Environment Summer Stars Program Trenton Academy Trenton After-School Program Crisis Intervention Services Head Start Programs Summer Reading and other programs at various branches Summer Enrichment Program After-school program After-school program Camp Meta Day PAK Program Pre-school Saturday Fun Club YSI College Tours PREP Reading Adventures with the Deltas SAT Preparation Course Science Exploration Program SES After-school Enrichment Program Summer Enrichment Program Princeton Model Congress College Mailing

Stuart Country Day School Trenton Academy of the First Presbyterian Church Trenton After-School Program Trenton Board of Education Trenton Head Start Trenton Public Library Ujima Ministries Westminster Presbyterian Church YMCA of Trenton

Young Scholars’ Institute

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College Admissions Workshop (CAW) Resource Library After-school Program Summer Camp

COUNSELING
Organization Anchor House Agape Ministries, Inc. Children’s Futures Children’s Home Society of NJ Program Violence Prevention Sisterhood Group Agape Project for High/At-Risk Youth Children’s Futures Programs and Centers Adoption Support Services Behavioral Supports for Adoptive Families Pregnant Adolescent Treatment Homes Extended Family Care Promoting Safe and Stable Families Childhood Separation and Loss Cooperation for a Non-Violent Future PARK Behavioral Healthcare Services/Substance Abuse Recovery Program Children’s Day Treatment Children’s Day School Youth Prevention (Youth Source) Program Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Program Immigration Refugee Program Children with Special Needs Program Kids’ Prevention Programs Crisis Intervention for Child Victims of Sexual Abuse Early Suicide Prevention & Intervention Juvenile Auto Theft Prevention/Juvenile Offenders Outreach Program Anger Management Mentoring Programs Behavioral Assistance/Intensive In-Community Therapy

Cooperation for a Non-Violent Future Covenant Community Development Corp. Family Guidance Center

Galilee Baptist Church Healthy Mothers/Health Babies Coalition Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ MECHA PEI Kids

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.

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Organization Afrikan People’s Action School Program

After-school Enrichment Program Nkosi Sikelei After-School Leadership Program Agape Ministries, Inc. Agape Project for High/At-risk youth Anchor House Sisterhood Group Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mercer County Big Brothers and Sisters Program Carver Youth and Family Center Youth and Family Center City of Trenton Recreation Take it to the Streets SCOOP Youth Jazz Ensemble Cotsen Children’s Library Tiger Tales Stories in Many Languages CYO Day Camp Diocese of Trenton Hispanic Youth Conference Catholic Youth Rally and Family Day Garvey School, Inc. Ashe: Health, Wealth, and Knowledge of Self Girl Scouts of Delaware-Raritan,Inc. Girl Scouting Isles The Children’s Garden Martin House Learning Center Pre-school MECHA Intergenerations Latino Youth Empowerment Against Substance Abuse Summer Recreation Program Mercer County 4-H 4-H Fair Mercer County Community College Visual Arts Classes at Artworks Artworks Summer Camp Mercer County Community College Project SMILE/Gear Up James Kerney Campus MIMA Music SpinJazz After-school Program New Jersey State Museum Kaleidoscope Kids Summer Academy Old Barracks Museum Old Barracks Summer Day Camp Princeton-Blairstown Center Princeton-Blairstown Center Sista 2 Sista/YBU Sista 2 Sista Trenton After-School Program Trenton After-School Program Trenton Children’s Chorus Children’s Chorus Trenton Public Library Various Programs Ujima Summer Enrichment Program Life Success Apprenticeship Program Westminster Presbyterian Church After-School Program YMCA of Trenton PAK Program Young Scholars’ Institute PREP (summer) Reading Adventures with the Deltas After-School Enrichment

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Summer Enrichment Program College Student Gatherings After-school program Summer Camp

EMPLOYMENT-RELATED
Organization Boys and Girls Club of Trenton Capital Health Systems City of Trenton Edison Job Corps Academy Isles Martin House Learning Center Mercer County 4-H Mercer County Community College James Kerney Campus Mercer County Vocational-Tech. School Mercer County One Stop Career Center New Jersey Youth Corp of Trenton Rider University Trenton Public Library Ujima Young Scholar’s Institute Program Job Ready Career Explorers Junior Volunteer Program STEP Edison Job Corps Academy Isles Career Center/YouthBuild Program STARS 4-H Clubs Upward Bound Vocational Training Youth Services Youth Corp Minding Our Business (and summer program) Resume-writing help at various branches Life Success Apprenticeship Program College Admissions Workshop (CAW) Career Development Center Career Speaker Series

HEALTH/WELL-BEING*
Organization Anchor House Boys and Girls Club of Trenton Children’s Futures Children’s Home Society of NJ Program Sisterhood Group Fitness and Wellness Center Children’s Futures Programs and Centers Pregnant Adolescent Treatment Homes Extended Family Care Childhood Separation and Loss Behavioral Healthcare Services/Substance Abuse Recovery Program Children’s Day Treatment

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Galilee Baptist Church Garvey School Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ MECHA

Youth Prevention (Youth Source) Program Ashe: Health, Wealth, and Knowledge of Self Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Programs Immigration Refugee Program Intergenerations Latino Youth Empowerment Against Substance Abuse Children With Special Needs Program

*Also See Section 2 for more Health/Safety Resources

LEADERSHIP
Organization Afrikan People’s Action School Anchor House Boy Scouts of America, Central NJ Council Boys and Girls Club of Trenton City of Trenton Cooperation for a Non-Violent Future Girl Scouts of Delaware-Raritan,Inc. Isles Kidsbridge Children’s Museum Martin House Learning Center Program Nkosi Sikelei After-School Leadership Program Violence Prevention Boy Scouting Middle School & Teen Leadership Program SCOOP Cooperation for a Non-Violent Future Girl Scouting Isles Career Center/YouthBuild Program Summer Leadership Camp STARS (Students Together Achieving Real Succes) Boy Scouts Girl Scouts Minding Our Business (and Summer Program)

Rider University

MENTORING
Organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County East Trenton Community Center Martin House Learning Center Princeton U. Student Volunteers Council Rider University Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. Program Big Brothers and Sisters Program Honor Roll Club/Mentoring Power of Choice Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program Minding Our Business (and summer program) Mentoring Programs

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RECREATIONAL
Organization Afrikan People’s Action School Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Trenton Program Nkosi Sikelei after-school leadership program Big Brothers and Sisters Program

Boy Scouts of America, Central NJ Council Boy Scouting Boys & Girls Club of Trenton/Mercer Drop-In Membership Kids Club After School Program Summer Camp Middle School & Teen Leadership Programs Fitness and Wellness Center Youth Sports League Karate Lacrosse Carolyn Stokes Day Nursery Nursery School Program Carver Youth and Family Center Youth and Family Center City of Trenton Recreation Various Rec. Programs SCOOP Cotsen Children’s Library Nature Inside Out CYO After-school program Day Camp Evening Teen Program Diocese of Trenton Hispanic Youth Conference Catholic Youth Rally and Family Day East Trenton Community Center Honor Roll Club/Mentoring Edison Job Corps Academy Edison Job Corps Academy Girl Scouts of Delaware-Raritan,Inc. Girl Scouting Howell Living History Farm Saturdays at Howell Farm Isles Environmental Education Center The Children’s Garden Junior Achievement of NJ Junior Achievement Program Kidsbridge Children’s Museum Museum Exhibits Summer Leadership Camp Martin House Learning Center Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts Pre-school Summer Day Camp Teen Academic Achievement After-school program MECHA Latino Youth Empowerment Against Substance Abuse Summer Recreation Program Mercer County 4-H 4-H Clubs 4-H Fair Mercer County Community College Visual Arts Classes at Artworks Artworks Summer Camp

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Newgrange School Old Barracks Museum Princeton-Blairstown Center Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Assoc. Stuart Country Day School Trenton After-School Program Trenton Public Library Trenton Track Club Ujima Ministries YMCA of Trenton

Young Scholars’ Institute

YWCA

Newgrange School Extended School Year Program SMART Old Barracks Summer Day Camp Princeton-Blairstown Center Camp Program Environmental Camp Field Trips Summer Stars Program Trenton After-School Program Various Programs Track Club Summer Enrichment Program After-school program Camp Meta Day PAK Program Pre-school Saturday Fun Club Summer Pool Program PREP Reading Adventures with the Deltas After-school Enrichment Program Summer Enrichment Program College Mailing College Student Gatherings After-school Program Summer Camp

TUTORING
Organization Boys and Girls Club Program Drop-in Membership Kids Club After-School Program Teen SAT Prep & Tutoring No Child Left Behind Tutoring Carver Tutoring Program SCOOP After School Program Pre-Teen Safe Haven After-School Tutoring Teen Academic Achievement After-School Program Cadwalader Branch PiTStop Tutoring Program

Carver Youth and Family Center City of Trenton CYO Martin House Learning Center

Trenton Public Library Young Scholar’s Institute

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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Organization Afrikan People’s Action School Boys & Girls Club of Trenton/Mercer City of Trenton Recreational Program Covenant Community Development Corp. CYO Isles Martin House Learning Center MECHA Mercer County 4-H Mercer County Community College James Kerney Campus MIMA Music Rider University Sista 2 Sista/YBU Trenton After-School Program Westminster Presbyterian Church YMCA of Trenton Young Scholars Institute YWCA Program After-School Enrichment Program Nkosi Sikelei After-School Leadership Program Kids Club After –School Program SCOOP PARK After-School Program The Children’s Garden Pre-Teen Safe Haven After School Tutoring Teen Academic Achievement After School Program Latino Youth Empowerment Against Substance Abuse 4-H Clubs Educational Talent Search Project SMILE/Gear Up Upward Bound SpinJazz After-School Program Minding Our Business Sista 2 Sista/YBU Trenton After-School Program After-School Program After-School After School Enrichment Program After School Program

SUMMER PROGRAMS
Organization Boys and Girls Club Capital Health Systems City of Trenton Recreation Program Summer Camp Junior Volunteer Program Summer Food Service Program SCOOP See list of leagues/swimming pools PARK Day Camp Summer Leadership Camp Summer Day Camp Power of Choice Summer Recreation Program Artworks Summer Camp Educational Talent Search

Covenant Community Development Corp. CYO Kidsbridge Children’s Museum Martin House Learning Center MECHA Mercer County Community College at Artworks Mercer County Community College

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James Kerney Campus Newgrange School New Jersey State Museum Old Barracks Museum Princeton University Prep Program Rider University Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Assoc. Stuart Country Day School Trenton Public Library UJIMA YMCA

Young Scholar’s Institute YWCA

Project SMILE/Gear Up Upward Bound Newgrange School Extended School Year Program Kaleidoscope Kids Summer Academy Old Barracks Summer Day Camp Princeton Prep Minding Our Business Summer Program Environmental Camp Summer Stars Program Various Programs Ujima Summer Enrichment Program Camp Meta Day Camp PAK program Summer Pool Program Summer Enrichment Program Summer Camp

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Children Learn What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte If children live with criticism, They learn to condemn. If children live with ridicule, They learn to be shy. If children live with shame, They learn to feel guilty. If children live with tolerance, They learn to be patient. If children live with encouragement, They learn confidence. If children live with praise, They learn to appreciate If children live with fairness, They learn justice. If children live with security, They learn to have faith. If children live with approval, They learn to like themselves. If children live with acceptance and friendship, They learn to find love in the world. © Dorothy Law Nolte
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YO!
Section One Youth Opportunities

AFRIKAN PEOPLE’S ACTION SCHOOL
27 East Paul Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638 Phone: (609) 394-1070 Fax: (609) 394-6572 Principal: Patricia Smith After School Enrichment Program Description: After-school program is dedicated to enhancing students’ knowledge of the arts through trips, workshops, speakers, and academics. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural Ages: K-7th grade Staff: Teachers, parents, aides, and volunteers Capacity: 30 In session: September through June Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM Fee: Yes Sliding fee: No Contact: Niema Wilson, secretary, at (609) 394-1070 Nkosi Sikelei After School Leadership Program Description: Community-based program that provides physical, academic, and cultural awareness in an effort to foster positive identity, self determination, cultural affirmation, life skills development and service in the Afrikan Community. The program offers homework assistance, tutoring and leadership development. Area served: All Trenton Type: Leadership, academic, cultural, recreational Ages: 5-13 Staff: Teachers and volunteers Capacity: 20-25 In session: September-June Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 3:00 PM-5:30 PM Fee: Yes Sliding fee: No Contact: Obasi Bandele (609) 394-1070

AGAPE MINISTRIES, INC
399 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08618 Tel. 609-392-7125 Fax: 866-585-6382

Agape Project for High/At-Risk Youth Description: The Agape Ministries mission is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and bring healing to a hurting, broken, and lost people, through programs and services that address their physical, mental, and spiritual needs. Area served: All Trenton Type: Cultural, Counseling Ages: 17-21 Capacity: 25-30 In session: Year-round Day/Time: Evening, M, T, Th.4-9pm, Sat. 10-6pm Contact: Min. Bruce W. Hall, Sr. at 609-392-7125

ANCHOR HOUSE
482 Centre St. Trenton, NJ 08611 Phone: (609) 396-8329 Fax: (609) 396-1239 Brian Rottkamp, Executive Director Violence Prevention Description: A peer support group for youth. Group discusses topics such as gangs, violence in schools, and ways to control one’s anger. Individual counseling is also available as requested or recommended by counselor. Area served: All Trenton Type: Leadership, counseling Ages: 2 groups: 10-13 and 14-17 Staff: Anchor House staff and volunteers In session: Year-round Day/Time: Wednesdays at 6 PM Contact: (609) 396-1239

Sisterhood Group Description: A rap group designed for teenage girls to give them an opportunity to discuss relevant issues. Group discussions include topics such as self-esteem, peer pressure, unhealthy relationships, and teenage pregnancy. Area served: All Trenton Type: Cultural, Health/Well-being, counseling Ages: 13-17 Staff: Anchor House staff and volunteers In session: Year Round Day/Time: Thursdays at 6 PM Contact: (609) 396-1239

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF MERCER COUNTY

535 East Franklin Street Trenton, NJ 08610 Phone: (609) 656-1000 Fax: (609) 656-1122 Web-site: www.bbbsmercer.org Sue Dunning, Executive Director Big Brothers and Sisters Program Description: Program matches caring, supportive volunteers with at-risk youth for long-term relationships, companionship, and mentoring. Two programs are offered; students can choose school-based mentoring or a traditional community-based program. Area served: Mercer County Type: Mentoring, cultural, recreational Ages: 6-14 Staff: Professional case managers and volunteers Capacity: Unlimited In session: Several different program lengths available depending on school-based vs. community-based mentoring Day/Time: Flexible Fee: None Contact: Sue Dunning, Executive Director at (609) 656-1000

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, CENTRAL NEW JERSEY COUNCIL
4315 Route 1 South Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 Phone: (609) 419-1600 Fax: (609) 419-4186 Alan Rowe, District Director Website: www.cnjcbsa.org Boy Scouting Description: Activities designed to teach citizenship, character development, ethical decisionmaking; encourage personal and mental fitness; strengthen the family unit; and develop youth leadership skills. Area Served: Mercer County Type: Leadership, academic, recreational Ages: Tiger Cubs (1st Grade) Cub Scouts (2nd-5th grades) Boy Scouts (11-18 years) Explorers (14-21 years) Staff: Scout leaders, parents, volunteers In session: Year-round Day/Time: Varies Fee: $7 Initial registration fee

Contact:

Alan Rowe, email, asrowe@bsamail.org, phone-(609) 419-1600, ext. 42.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF TRENTON/MERCER COUNTY
212 Centre St. Trenton, NJ 08611 Phone: (609) 392-3191 Fax: (609) 393-6343 David Anderson, Executive Director Boys and Girls Club Agency Mission: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens Agency Goals: Build character though the teaching of the values of honesty, responsibility, and respect, reduce members’ risk level through participation in intervention programs, enhance members’ educational skills and expose them to career opportunities, increase members’ technology skills, provide a safe, fun learning environment for members, and develop mentoring relationships between members and staff Drop-In Membership Description: Basketball, game room tutoring, computers, and various scheduled programs Head: Reggie Coleman, Director of Operations Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational, tutoring, academic Ages: 7-18 Staff: Full-time and part-time professional staff Capacity: 100 youth per hour In session: September-June Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM, Saturdays 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Call for specific activity schedule Fee: $25 annual membership fee, scholarships available Contact: Membership office, (609) 392-3191, ext. 17 Kids Club After School Program Description: State licensed after school program which focuses on homework help, tutoring, sports, and enrichment programs. Daily snacks, field trips, and special events are all part of the program. Located in the Gregory, Stokes, Jefferson, Mott, Robbins and Monument schools. Centre Street program provides transportation from Wilson, Village, Community, Parker, , Grant, PJ Hill, and Kilmer schools. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, tutoring, recreational Ages: 5-13 Staff: Full-time and part-time professional staff

Capacity: In session: Day/Time:

Fee: Contact: Summer Camp Description:

100 youth per day per site September to June Monday-Friday from school dismissal to 6:30 PM for Centre Street Monday-Friday from school dismissal to 6:00 PM for Gregory, Jefferson, Monument, Mott & Robbins and Stokes Schools Sliding fee based on family income Corey McCall, Education Director, (609) 392-3191, ext. 19

Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Contact:

The Club offers three different state licensed summer camp programs. Each camp has a different theme, but all provide breakfast and lunch, field trips, swimming, computer, and sport experiences each week. All Trenton Recreational, academic 5-15 years Full-time and part-time professional staff 250 youth Weekly from late June to late August Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM Corey McCall, Education Director, (609) 392-3191, ext. 19

Middle School & Teen Leadership Programs Description: Youth participate in weekly activities, which could include community service projects, sports, team building, trips , and semester projects. Youth groups also participate in and organize monthly special events at the Club such as sleepovers, dance contests, and concerts. Youth also can become eligible to participate in Boys & Girls Club of America regional and national conferences. Area served: All Trenton Type: Leadership, recreational Ages: 10-13-Torch Club, 14-18-Keystone Club Staff: Full-time and part-time professional staff Capacity: 75 In session: September-June Day/Time: Call for specific schedule for your child’s age group. Groups traditionally meet after school, early evenings, and on Saturdays Fee: Free for Club members ($25 annual fee), scholarship available Contact: Melissa Sutton, Teen Director, (609) 392-3191, ext. 22 Fitness and Wellness Center Description: Youth and adults can get fit using state of the art weight training and cardiovascular equipment. Youth can strength train on 12 different pieces of equipment. Cardiovascular equipment includes bikes stair masters, treadmills, and elliptical machines. Wellness topics such as healthy eating, weight loss, and lowering blood pressure are also taught. Area served: All Trenton

Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

Recreational, Health/Well-being 12 year-Adult Full-time and part-time professional staff 500 youth year-round Schedule varies based on time of year. Normal hours Monday-Friday are 8:00 am to 8:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Teens $5 per month, Adults $25 per month. Sports & Fitness Director, (609) 392-3191, ext. 13

Youth Sports League Description: During the course of the year, the Club offers various sport leagues for boys & girls in basketball, indoor soccer, flag football, and baseball. Leagues include both instruction and games. Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational Ages: 5-17 years Staff: Full-time and part-time professional staff Capacity: 80 per league In session: Year-round Day/time: Call for specific seasonal schedule. Most games are offered on weekday evenings or Saturdays Fee: $25 to $35, scholarships available Contact: Sports & Fitness Director, (609) 392-3191, ext. 13 Job Ready Description:

Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

This national Boys & Girls Club program is a three-part program for area teens. The first part is a 12-week training program on how to be a successful employee, explore career options, and search for a job. The second part is an 8 or 12 -week paid internship at the Club. The third part is a shadowing experience with a local/regional business and employment placement. All Trenton Employment-related 16-18 years Full-time and part-time professional staff 12 youth per class Year Round Program session begins at various times throughout the year. Classes are usually held weekday evenings Covered under membership fee ($25 per year) Melissa Sutton, Teen Director, (609) 392-3191, ext. 22

Career Explorers Description:

Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

This national program helps youth identify and explore potential careers. It also helps them identify possible career pathways and the step by step process for attaining these careers. All Trenton Employment-related 6th to 10th graders Full time and part-time professional staff 20 Students per class Year Round Program session begins at various times throughout the year. Classes are usually held weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons Free program for Club members Melissa Sutton (609) 392-3191, ext. 22

Teen SAT Prep & Tutoring Description: The Club offers two tutoring programs for High School students. One is our SAT prep program, which helps prepare them for an upcoming SAT test. The second is our tutoring program which can either help them do better in school and/or improve their skills toward attaining entrance into college. Area served: All Trenton Type: Tutoring, academic Ages: 8th to 12 graders Staff: Part-time professional staff Capacity: 15 Students per class In session: Year Round Day/Time: Program session begins at various times throughout the year. Classes are usually held weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons Fee: Free for Club members Contact: Main office (609) 392-3191, ext. 17

College Scholarships Description: The Club offers a number of $1,000 to $2,500 scholarships for Club members to either college or trade school. Winners of local Club scholarships can also compete for state and national Boys & Girls Club Scholarships for up to $20,000. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: High School Juniors and Seniors Staff: Full-time and part-time professional staff Capacity: 4 to 6 scholarships In session: September to June; Scholarships are awarded in May and June, but interested students must contact the Club by January 1st to become eligible.

Fee: Contact: Karate Description:

Free to Club members Melissa Sutton, Teen Director, (609) 392-3191, ext. 22

Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

ATA Black Belt Academy teaches beginner to intermediate levels of karate at the Club. After 12-20 weeks of instruction students are ready for testing to the next level. Intermediate level students also compete in regional competitions. All Trenton Recreational 7 to adult Part-time professional staff 20 Students per class Year Round Program session begins at various times throughout the year. Classes are usually held weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons Sliding fee based on family income Main office (609) 392-3191, ext. 17

Lacrosse Description:

Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

The Club teams up with the Bobby Campbell foundation to bring an instructional and traveling lacrosse program to Trenton. First month of the program is instructional, followed by games against other central New Jersey teams. All Trenton Recreational 3rd to 6th graders Part-time professional staff 120 Students per class March through June Weekday late afternoons and weekend practices and games small fee Main office (609) 392-3191, ext. 17

No Child Left Behind Tutoring Description: Students who qualify based on family income, and school test scores can receive small group and one on one tutoring to help with their math and language arts skills Area served: All Trenton Type: Tutoring Ages: K-8 graders Staff: Part-time professional staff Capacity: 10 Students per class In session: November to June Day/Time: Weekday afternoons & evenings

Fee: Contact:

Fee paid for by Trenton Board of Education Corey McCall, Education Director (609) 392-3191, ext. 19

CAPITAL HEALTH SYSTEMS, MERCER & FULD CAMPUSES
FULD: 750 Brunswick Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638 MERCER: 446 Bellevue Ave. Trenton, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 394-4000 Fax: (609) 394-4401 Nancy Schlitter, Director Junior Volunteer Program Description: Summer volunteer program for teenagers; junior volunteers are assigned to a variety of areas in the hospital. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, employment-related Ages: 14-18 with a grade average of a “C” or better Staff: Hospital Personnel, Volunteers In session: End of June to end of August Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Fee: None Contact: Nancy Schlitter (nschlitter@chsnj.org) Director of Volunteer Services

CAROLYN STOKES DAY NURSERY
1 Princess Diana Lane Trenton, NJ 08638 Phone: (609) 392-2648 Fax: (609) 392-1771 Stacy H. Capehart, Executive Director Nursery School Program Description: Learning experiences which nurture and promote growth in all areas of the child’s development. Individuality and uniqueness of each child is respected Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational Ages: 2 ½-5 years Staff: Accredited nursery teachers, assistant teachers, aides Capacity: 85 Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM Fee: Yes Sliding fee: No, but SSBG slots sometimes available Contact: Stacy H. Capehart, executive director, at (609) 392-2648

CARVER YOUTH AND FAMILY CENTER
40 Fowler St. Trenton, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 394-9688 Florence H. Bishop, Director President: Nathaniel Jones Carver Center Tutoring Program Description: Tutoring program located at the Carver Youth and Family Center. The program’s primary focus is to assist students in improving in the subject areas in which they are experiencing difficulty such as math, language, reading, writing, etc. Area served: All wards in Trenton Type: Tutoring Ages: 1st grade through high school and beyond Staff: 2 teachers, and volunteers In session: September-May Day/Time: Monday, Tuesday, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM Fee: None Contact #: Florence Bishop at (609) 394-9688

THE CHILDREN’S CENTER AND PRE-SCHOOL
1746 South Clinton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 393-0047 Jonathan Lamand, Director Pre-School Education Program Description: Pre-K education Area served: Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 3-4 Staff: 6 full-time Teachers, 2 part-time Teachers Capacity: 30 students In session: Year Round Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM Fee: None Contact: (609) 393-0047

CHILDREN’S FUTURES
28 West State Street Suite 305 Trenton, NJ 08608-1602 Phone: 609-695-1977

Fax: 609-695-5392 E-mail: brovner@childrensfutures.org Description: Children's Futures, a public/private partnership primarily supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is committed to ensuring that every child in Trenton enters preschool healthy and ready to learn. Children's Futures is working with health care and social service organizations and citizens in Trenton to provide a comprehensive approach to early childhood development. Agency Goals: Community Collaboration comprised of the following interventions focusing on: Improving Birth Outcomes, Improving Quality in Child Care, Improving Primary Care to Focus on Prevention, Improving Access to Substance Abuse Treatment, Building Capacity among Small Organizations, Improving Services for Maternal Depression, and Improving Father Engagement in Early Childhood Area served: All of Trenton Type: Health/Well-being, counseling Ages: Women of Child Bearing Years, Fathers, Expectant Parents, New Parents of Infants or Toddlers, Infants and Toddlers from Birth to Age Three, Step-Parents, Grandparents, Foster Parents. Staff: Social service professionals, Technical Support Staff Capacity: Community-Wide Fee: None Contact #: Bill Rovner at 609-695-1977 Parent/Child and Father Center Contacts: East Ward Parent/Child Center St. Francis Medical Center 601 Hamilton Avenue Crean Hall Trenton, NJ 08629 (609) 599-5764 West Ward Center Mercer Street Friends 1100 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 989-1395 North Ward Center c/o Children’s Home Society

1554 Princeton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08638 (609) 393-2980 South Ward Center Catholic Charities/El Centro 342 Home Avenue Trenton, NJ 08611 (609) 393-7802 Father Center c/o Union Industrial Home for Children 4 N. Broad Street Trenton, NJ 08608 (609) 695-3663

CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY OF NEW JERSEY
635 South Clinton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08611 (609) 695-6274

(609) 394-5769 www.chsofnj.org Adoption Support Services Description: The purpose of this program is to enable individuals and families, who are part of the adoption triad, to deal with the impact of adoption in their lives, and to overcome the social, psychological, and interpersonal problem interfering with their functioning. Specific services include individual counseling, family counseling, advocacy and education, at any point prior to the adoption. Area served: Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Hunterdon, Somerset counties. Referrals come from the local DYFS offices in those counties Type: Counseling Ages: Up to 17 Staff: LCSW; LPC Capacity: 22 families In session: Once a week Fee: None Contact: Ann Suabedissen, Director (609) 695-6274 Behavioral Supports for Adoptive Families Description: The purpose of this program is to provide in-home, intensive, short-term behavioral therapy to children in the DYFS foster care system, whose case goal is adoption. It is a mission of this program to prepare and motivate families to utilize referrals to outside agencies, when more intensive services are needed. Area served: Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Hunterdon, and Somerset counties. Referrals come from the local DYFS offices in those counties Type: Counseling Ages: Up to 17 Staff: LCSW Capacity: 12 families In session: Once a week Fee: None Contact: Ann Suabedissen, Director (609) 695-6274 Pregnant Adolescent Treatment Homes Description: Foster home setting for pregnant teens. Referrals must come through DYFS, but can come from local office in the State of NJ. Pregnant teens are referred in their first or second trimester and can stay in the program until the baby is six weeks old. The DYFS caseworker stays involved, the PATH social worker is available for support, and a Nurse Educator visits the home regularly to check on the teen and baby. Training is held on various topics in the home and at CHS of NJ. Pregnant teens must be able to live in a family setting. (The pregnant teens attend school while in the program.) Area served: All local DYFS offices in NJ Type: Health/Well-being, counseling Ages: Up to 17

Staff: Capacity: Fee: Contact:

Social worker, Nurse Educator, and Treatment Home Parent There are 3 homes. Two homes can each take pregnant teens and one home takes 2 non-pregnant teens. None Michelle Frattaroli, (609) 695-6274

Extended Family Care Description: Foster home setting for parenting teens. Referrals must come through DYFS local offices in the Central Region of NJ, which includes Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, and Hunterdon counties. Parenting teens must be able to live in a family setting. They may stay until age 21 with their child. They will complete their education and may work toward a college or vocational degree or obtain a job. The DYFS Caseworker stays involved, the EFC Caseworker is available for support and advocacy, helping the teen with parenting, education, social, cultural, and other issues. Training is held on various topics in the home and at CHS of NJ. The parenting teens attend school while in the program and the babies attend day care. Area served: Local DYFS offices in Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, and Hunterdon counties in NJ Type: Health/Well-being, counseling Ages: The average age is 16 and the teen can stay in the home until age 21 Staff: EFC caseworker, DYFS caseworker, and EFC parent Capacity: There are 4 homes, with a maximum of 6 parenting teens, and 6 babies Fee: None Contact: Teresa Anthenelli, (609) 695-6274 Promoting Safe and Stable Families Description: This program is set up for families, who are experiencing difficulties after the finalization of an adoption. Area served: Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Hunterdon, and Somerset counties Type: Counseling Age: Up to 17 Staff: LCSW Capacity: 6 families Fee: None Contact: Marie Braun, (609) 695-6274 Childhood Separation and Loss Description: Children with a history of separation from their family of origin, from previous foster families, and from siblings, will experience loss and need the help of knowledgeable professionals in being allowed to grieve their losses. Childhood Separation and Loss counseling provides short-term, focused treatment to the child in the context of the family with whom he/she lives. Past and present life events are clarified. It is expected that children will revisit their losses as they go through different developmental stages. Area served: Mercer County

Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: Fee: Contact:

Counseling, Health/Well-being Up to 17 LCSW or LPC 12 cases None Alison Johnson, (609) 695-6274

CITYSMILES
241 Mercer Street Trenton, NJ 08611 (609) 394-8018 info@citysmiles.org www.citysmiles.org Mission CitySmiles is a nonprofit organization that believes that urban communities are exciting, diverse and inspiring places for families to live, learn and have fun. CitySmiles provides and connects families with high quality, family-oriented, hands-on experiences that support and promote this belief. We value: • Children and families • Racial and economic diversity • Integrated communities • Learning as an everyday, interactive experience • The environment

CITY OF TRENTON RECREATIONAL PROGRAM
319 East State St. Trenton, NJ 08608 Francis Blanco, Director, Department of Recreation, Natural Resources, and Culture (609)-989-3361 Baseball American Legion-Trenton Schroths Post 93 Description: Baseball players ages 15-18 can try out for the teams. Trenton Schroths Post 93 is open to city residents who attend Notre Dame, McCorristin, or Trenton Central High School. Games are held May-August at Wetzel Field on Morris Avenue. Contact: Warren Mengedoth, Athletic Director, (609) 585-3249 American Legion-Mitchell Davis Post #182 Description: Baseball players ages 15-18 years old can try out for the teams. Mitchell Davis #182 is open to city residents who attend Notre

Dame, McCorristin, or Trenton Central High School. Games are held May through August at Trenton Central High School. Contact: Willie smith, Athletic Director, (609) 393-1223 Trenton Babe Ruth North/West League Description: Open to players ages 13 to 15 years old. The league is divided into two divisions, North/West and South/East. Games are held during May through August (evenings and weekends), at the South Trenton Baseball Complex on Bunting Avenue in Hamilton Township (South/East) and at the Cadwalader Park Stuyvesant Avenue Field (North/West). Contact: George Bleistein, President, (609) 695-4941 Little League Baseball Description: Children ages 6-12 can participate in Little League Baseball. There are four Little League organizations in the City of Trenton. One league is located in each ward. All residency guidelines, fees, and game schedules are set by each Little League Organization. 1. Chambersburg Little League: All games are played at Chambersburg Little League field, Columbus Park on Chestnut Ave. Contact Danny Carringan, President, (609) 695-6150. 2. North Trenton Little League: All games are played at Al Downing field in Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Brunswick Ave. Please contact Willie Smith, (609) 3939-1223 3. West End Little League: All games are played at the Joel Medley field in Cadwalader Park on Parkside Ave. Contact Johnnie Weeks, President at (609) 393-1393 4. South Trenton/6-11 Little League: All games are played at the South Trenton Baseball complex on Bunting Ave. in Hamilton Township. Contact Ernest Perez, President, (609) 393-3130 * Mayor’s Baseball Cup: End of summer tournament play between the city’s four little leagues to compete for Mayor’s trophy as City Champion. Held in August at one of the Little League fields. Contact Harry Blackwell at (609) 9893628. Basketball Description: The City of Trenton operates a summer and winter basketball program. The summer basketball program is comprised of 6 leagues; boys and girls middle school, boys and girls high school, and men’s and women’s unlimited. The winter basketball program consists of 6 different leagues; 7-9 coed, 10-12 boys, 10-12 girls, 13-15 boys, 13-15 girls, and a men’s unlimited program for young men ages 16 and up. Harry Blackwell, (609) 989-3628

Contact:

Football Flag Football Description: Open to city youth ages 6 to 15. Age groups divide this league: 69 division, and 10-12 division. Games are played at the Cadwalader Park field on West State St. and the Park’s Gully Field on Stuyvesant Ave., Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, from August through November. Harry Blackwell, (609) 989-3843

Contact: Tackle Football Description: Open to city youth ages 9 to 14. Teams are divided by weight: 1. Little Tornadoes/heavy weight (115 pounds and over) 2. Trenton Black/light weight (110 pounds and under) 3. Trenton Red/light weight (110 pounds and under) Games are held Sundays at 3 PM at Trenton High School football field, August through November. Contact: Paul Sumners, (609) 633-7554 Golf

Youth Development Golf Program Description: This program provides free beginner and intermediate golf instruction for young people, ages 3 and older, interested in golf. The lessons are enhanced through a series of clinics scheduled throughout the year. Classes are held at the Cadwalader Park Gully Field on Stuyvesant Avenue, Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 noon. Contact: Harry Blackwell, (609) 989-3843 Greater Trenton Junior Golf Program Description: This program provides golf practices, tournament play, 9-hole and 18-hole games of golf, and chip & putt courses, April through August, at Ewing Outdoor Golf Center, Prospect Street and Cadwalader Park (Stuyvesant Ave). Contact: Jeff Hughes, President, (609) 273-5803 Soccer Trenton Youth Soccer Program Description: The City’s Youth Soccer Program consists of instructional classes and competitive games. The program exposes city youth ages 6 to 14 to the orientation and development of soccer skills and sportsmanship. This recreational program is held from August to November, Saturdays 9 AM-12 PM at Trenton Central High School soccer fields. The outdoor league has the following divisions: 1. Little Kickers (co-ed): 6-7 years old

Contact: Indoor Soccer League Description:

2. Boys Division I: 8-10 years old 3. Boys Division II: 11-13 years old 4. Girls Division I: 8-10 years old 5. Girls Division II: 11-14 years old (609) 989-3628, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM This is a recreational program that is held from November to March on Fridays at 6 PM. Games are held at various public school facilities. The indoor league has two divisions. 1. 12 years and under 2. 13 years and old (609) 989-3628, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM The Soccer Traveling League plays from August to October and consists of the following teams: 1. Girls-Trenton Lightning (13 & 14 years old) 2. Boys-Trenton Silver Streaks (10 & 11 years old) 3. Boys-Trenton Revolution (9 & 10 years old) (609) 989-3628, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Contact: Soccer Traveling League Description:

Contact: Swimming

Community Swimming Description: Year-round swimming is now available at local public schools’ swimming pools. The program will operate from 4 PM to 6 PM, Monday-Thursday at different pools throughout the City. Program coordination and implementation will be lead by Mark Bailey. Available pools include: 1. Dunn Middle School Location: 401 Dayton St. Days: Monday-Thursday 2. Trenton Central High School Location: 400 Chambers St. Days: Monday and Wednesday 3. Munoz-Rivera School Location: 400 North Montgomery St. Days: Tuesday and Thursday Summer Swimming Description: Swimming is available at 5 City community swimming pools, open seven days a week. Morning (10 AM-Noon) are reserved for camp programs and afternoons (1 PM-6 PM) are available for the general public. Swimming classes are available for children, free of charge. The City of Trenton has also formed a solid partnership with the school district to enable city resident to utilize the indoor facilities at various times during the winter and summer swim times.

Contact: City Pools:

Mark Bailey, (609) 509-3929

1. Roberto Clemente Pool Location: 342 North Academy St. 2. Martin Luther King Pool Location: 679 Southard St. 3. Cooper Pool Location: 397 Union St. 4. Calhoun St. Pool Location: 201-207 Calhoun St. 5. Hetzel Pool Location: 200 North Olden Ave. Indoor Facilities: 1. Rivera Elementary School Location: 4000 North Montgomery Ave. 2. Dunn Middle School Location: 401 Dayton St. Tennis Winter Program (Indoor) Description: NJTL consists of free indoor court time and quality instruction at the Mercer County Indoor Center located at the Mercer county Airport. Contact: Dan Faber, (609) 306-4027, dfabes@aol.com Summer Program Description: Offers daily play and instruction at City courts from June through mid-August, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 1:30 PM, City Courts include: 1. Cadwalader Park, Parkside Ave. and West State St. (12 Courts) 2. Trenton Central High School, Chambers St. and Hamilton Ave. (8 Courts) 3. Villa Park, Lyndale Ave. (4 Courts) Contact: Dan Faber, (609) 306-4027, dfabes@aol.com, www.njtloftrenton.com Track Trenton Track and Field Program Description: Offers track instruction for youths ages 4-12. Track clinics are held at Trenton Central High School Track Field from April until June. Competitions are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Contact: Kevin Davis, (609) 989-3242, ext. 111, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM4:30 PM

Trenton Unlimited Track Program Description: Provides track and field instruction for ages 13 and older during the months of July and August. Track meets are held Monday through Friday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Trenton Central High School track field. The program includes training, traveling, and track competitions. Contact: Al Jennings, (609) 516-8014 OTHER CITY OF TRENTON PROGRAMS Back-on-Track (BOT) Description: Back-on-Track is an accountability-based early intervention program for entry level juvenile offenders and runaways. Youth are referred by the Trenton Police Department, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office for juveniles on probation; Mercer House parolees or by the Mercer County’s Statewide Initiative Program (SIP). The program aims to ensure that juvenile offenders make a successful transition back into the community by overcoming emotional and social dysfunction, acquiring job skills, and gaining employment. Area served: All Trenton Type: Counseling, employment-related, recreational, tutoring Ages: All Staff: Specialists, counselors, staff In session: Sessions vary depending on site: • Boys and Girls Club: School year M-F 3:00-8:30, Sat. 9:00-3:00 Summer: M-F 8:00 am-6:00pm • Mercer Street Friends Opportunity Center M-F 9:00am-7:00pm • Anchor House M-F 8:00am-4:00pm (except Tues. 11am-7pm) Anchor House staff available 24/7. Fee: None Contact: For more information, contact the Division of Community Relations and Social Services at 609-989-3363.

Safe Transition to Employment Program (STEP) Description: This program targets out of school youth who are not enrolled in an academic or vocational program and are unemployed or underemployed. STEP changes lives by providing life skills and personal development courses, exposing participants to assessment and career exploration, educating through innovative job readiness techniques, providing placement and internships following graduation from STEP, promoting preparatory GED and high school diploma courses for dropouts, and creating incentives to earn a GED and take advantage of vocational opportunities and apprenticeships. Area served: All Trenton Type: Employment-related Ages: 6-21 years In session: Year-round

Fee: Contact:

None For information call the Division of Community Relations and Social Services at 609-989-4282

SCOOP (Social Celebrations, Opportunities, Organizations, and People) Description: SCOOP is the city’s youth enrichment program, which offers an expanded day program for Trenton youth in a safe and secure environment. It is currently operating at 10 different sites throughout the city and is accessible to all through a comprehensive transportation system. Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational, academic, cultural, tutoring, leadership Ages: 7-18 Staff: Professionals, counselors, staff In session: School year and summer camp July-August Day/Time: School year: M-F 3pm-9pm, Sat. 9am-2pm; Summer: M-F 8am-5pm Fee: None Contact: 609-989-3628 or visit SCOOP on the web at www.trenton.k12.nj.us/dascoop (To contact a particular SCOOP site directly, see the site listings below) SCOOP sites: Gwen Shy Ike Williams Community Center 238 Clay Street 609-989-3494 Lonnie McQueen Sam Naples Community Center 611 Chestnut Avenue 609-989-3472 Ned White Dunn Elementary School 401 Dayton Street 609-656-4700 ext. 611 Edward Butler Hedgepath Williams 306 Gladstone Avenue 609-989-2934 Steve Williams Sherman Avenue Middle School Academy 37 Sherman Avenue 609-278-2585 Kelei Carter PJ Hill Elementary School 1010 East State Street 609-278-7816 Anthony Rogers North Clinton Community Center 454 Clinton Avenue 609-989-3657 Ronald Clark West Ward Recreation Center 351 Prospect Street 609-989-3407 James Williams Trenton Central High School West 1001 West State Street 609-656-4770 ext. 6343 Rochelle Richardson Munoz-Rivera Neighborhood Community Center 400 North Montgomery Street 609-278-0860 Tyheich Brooks

Mott Elementary School 45 Stokley Avenue 609-656-4830 ext. 3156

Summer Food Service Program Description: The program provides free, nutritious meals and recreational activities including arts and crafts, games and swimming to youth. Area served: All Trenton, 20 sites throughout the city Type: Recreational Ages: 5-18 years In session: July and August Day/Time: Monday-Friday 9:00-3:00 Fee: None Contact: For information on locations near your neighborhood, call (609)-815-2160 or (609)-989-3848 Take it to the Streets Description: Provides recreation, cultural activities in individual neighborhoods Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational, cultural Ages: 6 to 17 years In session: Summer Day/Time: Days vary, 12pm-7pm Fee: None Contact: Call Andrew Bobbitt (609) 989-3195 to arrange for Take it to the Streets to come to your neighborhood. Trenton Youth Jazz Ensemble Description: Youth Jazz ensemble open to Trenton youth that performs at various Trenton functions during the year. Area served: All Trenton Type: Cultural Ages: 10-adults In session: Year-round Day/Time: Practices are held during the school year on Thursday evenings from 5-7 at various locations. Fee: None Contact: City's Recreation Division at (609) 989-3353

COOPERATION FOR A NON-VIOLENT FUTURE
PO Box 5111 Trenton, NJ 08638 Telephone: 609-896-3710 Fax: 609-895-1831 Cooperation for a Non-Violent Future Description: A community peace center for youth to be trained to handle community situations through conflict resolution and mediation. Area served: All Trenton

Type: Ages: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

Counseling, leadership 5 years to adults 20 Summer By appointment None Dr. Risa Cardwell-Smith, Executive Director at 609-896-3710

COTSEN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY
Princeton University Library 1 Washington Rd. Princeton, NJ 08544-2098 Phone: (609) 258-1148 Fax: (609) 258-2324 Andrea Immel, Curator Dana Sheridan, Education & Outreach Coordinator Tiger Tales Description: Drop-in story hour for preschoolers. Once a week, staff and/or volunteers read aloud picture books and lead related art activities. Area served: Mercer County Type: Academic, cultural Ages: 3-5 Staff: University staff and/or volunteers In session: Year-round Day/Time: Fridays, 11am-12pm Contact: Dana Sheridan, Education & Outreach Coordinator, (609) 258-2697 Stories in Many Languages Description: Story hours conducted for children who speak another language other than English. Last year, Cotsen hosted sessions in French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Arabic and Hebrew. Area served: Mercer County Type: Cultural, academic Ages: 3+ Staff: University volunteers In session: October-April Day/Time: Varies depending on language, call library or see website for information Contact: Dana Sheridan, Education & Outreach Coordinator, (609) 258-2697 Nature Inside Out Description: Environmental education program with nature educator Pam Newitt. This program begins and ends inside the library, but in between, explores the outdoors and Princeton campus. Each program includes a story, an outing (weather permitting), and a hands-on project.

Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: In session: Day/Time: Contact:

Mercer County Academic, recreational 3-5 Certified teachers, volunteers Year-round Varies - call library or see our website for more information Dana Sheridan, Education & Outreach Coordinator, (609) 258-2697

COVENANT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
1217 Calhoun St Trenton, NJ 08638 Phone: (609) 695-0684 Alma C. Vincent, CEO PARK (Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids) Description: Behavioral assistance in community, after-school, and summer programs Area served: Mercer County Type: Counseling, academic Ages: 5-18 Staff: Teachers, volunteers, licensed social workers Capacity: 30 In session: Year round; After-school program while school is in session, Camp during the summer Day/Time: After-school program: Monday-Friday, 2:30-7:30, Summer Camp M-F 9AM-4PM Fee: Varies depending on service rendered Contact: Office, (609) 695-0684 Director, (609) 306-7508

CYO (CATHOLIC YOUTH ORGANIZATION) OF MERCER COUNTY
920 South Broad Street Trenton, NJ 08611 Phone: (609) 396-8383 Fax: (609) 392-8419 Web-Site: www.cyomercer.org Thomas G. Mladenetz, Executive Director Kevin M. Walsh, Director of Youth Services Donna Zolnierzak, Administrative/Pre-School Director Pre-School - Trenton Description: Abbott and non-Abbott classrooms. Early childhood educational program for children 21/2 to 5 years old. NAEYC accredited. Subsidized and free slots available. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack served. Certified Teachers. Bilingual staff (Spanish). Family Workers.

Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Sliding fee: Contact:

All Mercer County (Abbott – Trenton only) Early Childhood Educational Program 2 ½ to 5 years CYO staff ratio 2:15 children per classroom 75 Abbott / 15 Non-Abbott Year round Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Yes (Abbott – No) Yes Donna Zolnierzak, Administrative Director at 609-396-8383 ext. 21 En espanol 609-396-8383 ext. 10 or 33

After School Program Description: Offers supervised recreational and educational activities during the after-school hours. Homework assistance is available. Transportation from many city schools and afternoon snack provided. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational, tutoring also available Ages: 5-12 Staff: CYO staff Capacity: 150 In session: September through June Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:30, plus half-day school sessions Fee: Yes Sliding fee: Yes Contact: Kevin Walsh, Director of Youth Services at (609) 396-8383, ext. 13 or kwalsh@cyomercer.org Day Camp Description: A recreation and education summer program offering swimming lessons, arts and crafts, CYO outdoor playground, local parks, NJTA tennis lessons, character education, cub scout program, computer lab, game room, TV room, lunch and afternoon snack. Transportation is available. Camp located at 920 South Broad St. Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreation, Education Camp (REC) Ages: 5-12 Staff: Program Director, Assistant Director, teachers, and counselors (1:8 adult/child ratio) Capacity: 150 In session: End of June, July, and August Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM Fee: Yes Sliding fee: Yes

Contact:

Kevin Walsh, Director of Youth Services at (609) 396-8383, ext. 13 or kwalsh@cyomercer.org

Evening Teen Program Description: Free video game room, ping pong, bumper pool, computer lab, basketball league, special events and more. Parents/guardians are required to register their teenager in person and a copy of their birth certificate is required at the time of registration. Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational Ages: 13-17 Staff: CYO staff and volunteers Capacity: 150 In session: September to mid-May Day/time: Tuesday and Wednesday during school year - 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Fee: Free to Trenton residents Contact: Mary Kondash, Teen Program Director at (609) 396-8383 ext.35

DIOCESE OF TRENTON (ROMAN CATHOLIC)
701 Lawrenceville Rd. Trenton, NJ 08648 Phone: (609) 406-7400 Contact 1: (Hispanic Youth Conference)-Pilar Acosta-Delaney Contact 2: (Youth Rally)-Karen Zielinski Hispanic Youth Conference Description: A day of reflection with prayer, meditation, and music. Area served: Mercer County Type: Cultural, recreational Ages: 18-25 Staff: Volunteers Fee: $8 Contact: Pilar Acosta-Delaney, (609) 394-5757 Catholic Youth Rally and Family Day Description: A day for children, youth, and their families at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ Area served: Mercer County Type: Recreational Ages: All Staff: Diocesan volunteers Fee: TBA, includes picnic, parking, Safari, and a complimentary return ticket Contact: Karen Zielinski at (609) 406-7410

EAST TRENTON COMMUNITY CENTER
601 North Clinton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638 Phone: (609) 393-8009

Fax: (609) 393-5593 After School Program Description: The program is designed to enrich student’s school learning through extra help and computer training and also to teach conflict resolution skills. This year, the after school program will also provide musical and sport instruction in conjunction with Lawrenceville Preparatory. Area served: East Ward Type: Mentoring, academic, recreational Ages: Grades 1-8 Capacity: 45 In session: October-June Day/Time: Monday-Friday 3:00-5:15 Fee: None Summer Activities Program: Campversity Description: The Program is a joint venture with the Lawrence Neighborhood Service Center located on Eggerts Crossing Road in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. A typical day is structured around a core academic curriculum, including math; science; and reading in the morning with cultural enrichment, nutritional awareness and recreational activities in the afternoon. Area served: East Ward Type: Mentoring, academic, recreational In session: June-August Day/Time: Monday-Friday Fee: The tuition for each of the participants is subsidized through the East Trenton Center’s Community Development Block Grant funds and the Child Care Connection, which is a government Program administered at the municipal level

EDISON JOB CORP ACADEMY
P.O. Box 95 26 Yard Avenue Job Corps Office Trenton, NJ 08625 Recruitment: 1-866-717-3622 www.njjobcorps.org Description: Job Corps, which is administered by the US Department of Labor, is America’s leading career skills training and education program for youth. Participants have the opportunity to earn a NJ state-certified high school diploma or GED and gain valuable career skills for a variety of fields. Most of the students at the Edison Job Corp Academy live on campus and participate in a wide range of extracircular activities. Area served: Tri-State and beyond Type: Academic, employment-related, recreational Ages: 16-24

Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

Teachers, professionals, staff 530 Year-round Academic and career skills training M-F 6am-3:30pm, recreational activities available after school and on weekends. None Deborah Hart, Admissions Counselor 609-633-7385 or the recruitment number listed above.

FAMILY GUIDANCE CENTER
1931 Nottingham Way Hamilton, NJ 08619 Phone: 609-586-0668 Fax: 609-586-4759 Mark Lamar, Executive Director: mark.lamar@fgccorp.org Behavioral Healthcare Services/Substance Abuse Recovery Program Description: Providing outpatient therapy/counseling for individuals, couples and families, medication monitoring, and case management services. Area Served: Mercer County, NJ Type: Counseling, health/well-being Ages: 6+ Staff: Master level clinicians including social workers, counselors, psychologists, a board certified psychiatrist and advanced nurse practitioners. Capacity: Varies, please call the Access Center at 609-587-6641 for availability In Session: Year Round Day/Time: Monday and Friday 9am-5pm, Tues, Wed. and Thursday 9am-9pm Fee: Medicaid and third party insurance accepted, sliding fee scale for uninsured Contact: Access Center at 609-587-6641 Children’s Day Treatment Description: Intensive outpatient program for children with emotional difficulties. Area Served: Mercer County, NJ Ages: 6-14 Type: Counseling, health/well-being Staff: Master and Bachelor level social workers Capacity: 90 children In Session: Year-round Day/Time: Monday through Friday 3pm-6pm during school year; full day July and August Fee: Medicaid accepted, sliding fee scale Contact: Steve Patillo 609- 882-1898 Children’s Day School Description: Private school for children with behavior disorders. Structured behavior modification system and counseling services. Area Served: All of Greater Mercer County and beyond

Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In Session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

Academic, counseling 6-15 Certified Special Education Teachers, Master Level Social Workers 65-70 children Year-round Monday – Friday 9am-3pm Tuition is paid by sending school district Jim Rigel, Principal 609-882-2288

GALILEE BAPTIST CHURCH
440 Princeton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08619 Phone: (609) 392-9040 Evangelist Rachel Sanders, Youth Director Youth Prevention (Youth Source) Program Description: Youth prevention program: alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Area Served: All Trenton Type: Counseling, health/well-being Ages: 7-17 Staff: Volunteers Capacity: 50 In session: Year-round Day/Time: Mondays, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Fee: None Contact: Evangelist Rachel Sanders, (609)-392-9898

THE GARVEY SCHOOL, INC.
27 East Paul Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638 Phone: (609) 792-9038 Baye Kemit, Ed. M. The Garvey School Description: An independent high school Area served: Trenton and the Metropolitan area Type: Academic Ages: Grades 9-12 Staff: Teachers, parents, and volunteers Capacity: Up to 80 students In session: September-June Day/Time: Monday-Friday Fee: Yes Contact: Baye Kemit, (609) 792-9038

Ashe: Health, Wealth, and Knowledge of Self Description: Various youth and adult programs focused on health, education, and cultural awareness. Area served: Trenton community Type: Health/well-being, cultural Ages: Varies depending on program Staff: Professional teachers and educators Capacity: Varies depending on program In session: Starting July 1, 2006. Day/Time: Monday-Saturday 10:00 am- 6:00 pm Fee: Yes Contact: Baye Kemit, (609) 792-9038

GIRL SCOUTS OF DELAWARE-RARITAN, INC.
108 Church Lane Trenton, NJ 08816 Phone: (732) 821-9090 Fax: (732) 821-4211 Website: www.gsofdr.org Michele Tuck-Ponder, Executive Director Girl Scouting Description: Girl Scouting provides girls with experiences that foster values, self-potential, relating to others, handling a crisis, safety, preventing teen pregnancy, and contributing to society. Activities take place at schools and in various locations. There is also a great benefit available for adult volunteers, who will gain valuable leadership and organizational skills from working with troops of girls. Area served: Mercer, Somerset, and Middlesex Counties Type: Academic, cultural, recreational, leadership Ages: K through 12th grade Staff: Volunteer Scout leaders and assistants Day/time: Varies Fee: $10 registration fee Contact: Tannya Hemingway Ext.118 themingway@gsofdr.org

HEALTHY MOTHERS/HEALTHY BABIES COALITION A PROGRAM OF CENTRAL NEW JERSEY MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CONSORTIUM
2 King Arthur Court, Suite B North Brunswick, NJ 08902 Phone: (609) 394-7454, (732) 937-5437 Brenda Tift, Coordinator

Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition Description: The Coalition strives to address Trenton specific maternal/child health concerns. The goals and objectives of the coalition are to reduce the infant mortality rate, increase early access to prenatal care (1st trimester), ensure that children are immunized on time, reduce teen pregnancy, and prevent substance use and abuse during pregnancy. Area served: Trenton, Plainfield, and New Brunswick Type: Health/well-being, counseling Ages: Women of child bearing age, infants, and children Staff: Coordinator and outreach worker comprised of approximately 40 health and social service professionals and paraprofessionals In session: Bi-monthly meetings Day/Time: 2nd Thursdays, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Contact: Brenda Tift, (609) 394-7454 or (732) 937-5437

HOWELL LIVING HISTORY FARM
101 Hunter Road Titusville, NJ 08560 (mailing address) Phone: (609) 737-3299 Peter Watson, Administrator Saturdays at Howell Farm Description: Free family programs on old-fashioned farm which is part of the Mercer County recreation system. Programs include plowing contests, wheat harvests, evening hay rides, and ice cream parties. Howell Farm is located on Valley Road, just off route 29, 4 miles north of Washington Crossing. Area Served: All of New Jersey Type: Recreational Ages: All Ages Staff: Park Commission staff and volunteers Capacity: Unlimited In session: All year round Day/time: Saturdays, 10 AM-4 PM Fee: None Contact: Kathy Brilla at (609) 737-3299 **Note-Call for information on other child/parent activities

ISLES
10 Wood St. Trenton, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 341-4700 Fax: (609) 393-9513 Martin Johnson, Executive Director

Environmental Education Center Description: Environmental field trips, workshops, and family hikes in Cadwalader Park; topics include trees, plants, and wildlife Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational Ages: 5-14 Staff: Isles employees and volunteers Capacity: Open In session: Year-round Day/Time: Monday-Friday, by appointment Fee: None Contact: Elyse Piznick, Director The Children’s Garden Description: A hands-on outdoor classroom where children learn about the environment through gardening, workshops, educational activities, and trips; also an introduction to community service projects. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, recreational Ages: 5-14 Staff: Isles employees and volunteers In session: Year-round Day/Time: School year: Monday-Friday, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM and some Saturdays Summer: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM and some Saturdays Fee: Yes Sliding fee: Yes Contact: Elyse Piznick, Director

ISLES Career Center/YouthBuild Program 33 Tucker Street Trenton, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 341-4712 Fax: (609) 695-3092 Martin Johnson, Executive Director Description: The Isles Career Center/YouthBuild Program provides a peer-based setting for young adults (ages 16-24) seeking academic instruction, construction education, career counseling, leadership development, job and higher education placement. Area Served: Trenton and the surrounding areas are served. Type: Academic, leadership, employment-related Ages: 16 to 24 Staff: Vice President, Program Director, Program Assistant, Operations Manager, 3 Academic instructors, 1 part-time high school guidance counselor, Career Development Manager, Construction Manager and 3 Site Trainers, Case Manager, Administrative Assistant

Capacity: Orientation: Meetings: Fees: Contact:

80 selected trainees 1 week each August, Cycle September to June. Summer Program as scheduled Trainees must report to school by 7:30 a. m. to 2:30-3:00 p.m. depending on the trainee’s group schedule. No fees, trainees are provided a stipend (based on good attendance/behavior) to assist with expenses. Wendy Kelley, Program Director, 609-341-4712

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NJ, INC.
4365 Route 1, South Princeton, NJ 08540 Phone: 609-419-0404 x 108 Fax: 609-419-0581 http://nj.ja.org Catherine Milone-Richards, President Junior Achievement Description: Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and free enterprise. Through a dedicated network of role models from the business community who volunteer their time to teach the JA program, JA offers in-school and after-school curricula for students in grades k-12. JA programs focus on seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy, and career development. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 6-18 Staff: Volunteer business consultants Capacity: 1,000+ In session: September- May Day/Time: One school day per week for a 5-8 week period (depending on grade level) Fee: None Contact: (Ms.) Mukti Patel, Senior Manager

KIDSBRIDGE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
4556 S. Broad St. 2nd Floor Trenton, NJ 08620 Phone: (609) 396-4300 Lynne Azarchi, Executive Director Children’s Museum Description: Dedicated to the awareness and celebration of human diversity. It offers innovative educational and social programs and events. Kidsbridge encourages

the students, families, and educators of the greater Mercer County region to understand and appreciate the strengths and opportunities that are inherent in the diverse, mosaic cultures of our community and world. Summer Leadership Camp Description: Intended for ages 6-18, this camp includes a combination of creation and teambuilding activities, which will empower children to see themselves as capable and achievement oriented. Area served: All Trenton Type: Leadership, academic, recreational Ages: 6-15 In session: Summer, Yearly Contact: Lynne Azarchi, Executive Director, (609) 396-4300 Fee: Yes Museum Exhibits Description: Include Paper Power exhibit, Challenge Zone, Science and Energy, Children’s Tolerance Exhibit, Kids’ Supermarket, Health Kids, Kids’ Bank, and Kids’ Clubhouse

LIFETIES
2205 Pennington Rd Trenton, NJ 08638 609-771-1600 www.lifetiesinc.org Four-pronged program to help adolescents in crisis: Rainbow House for teen mothers with HIV-infected infants; Triad House, a group home for young victims of abuse; TILT, a teaching program to ensure a smooth transition from out-of home placement to independent living, Mary’s Place transitional living in development. Area Served: TILT - Mercer County Rainbow House - Open to referrals from 21 counties TRIAD - Open to referrals from 21 counties Mary’s Place – Open to referrals from 21 counties Referrals: Accepting DYFS and CMO referrals. Ages: Adolescents Capacity: TILT – No waiting list Rainbow House – 12 beds TRIAD - 10 beds Mary’s Place Transitional Living – In development In Session: All year Contact: TILT - Beverly M. Gibson, Director Rainbow House – Tracy Bass, Director TRIAD – Kim McNear, Director Mary’s PlaceTransitional Living – Robin Wilkenson, Director Description:

LUTHERAN SOCIAL MINISTRIES OF NEW JERSEY
189 South Broad Street Trenton, New Jersey 08601 Phone: (609) 393-4900 Fax: 609-303-1111 Andrew Durbak, School Liaison Immigration Refugee Program Description: Provides support services for refugee children in Trenton Public Schools. Area served: All Trenton Type: Counseling, health/well-being Ages: School-aged In session: Year-round Contact: Andrew Durbak, School Liason at 609-393-4900 Ext. 17

MARTIN HOUSE LEARNING CENTER
794 East State St. Trenton, NJ 08609 Phone: (609) 989-8143 Fax: (609) 989-0933 Robert Donaldson, Executive Director; rjdonaldsonmhlc@aol.com STARS (Students Together Achieving Real Success) Description: Training of adolescents in dealing with young children; organizing and planning weekend activities; group dynamics for useful activity and direction Area served: East Ward Type: Leadership, academic, employment-related Ages: 12-16 Staff: Four adult supervisors Capacity: 24 In session: School year Day/Time: 2 days per week,(days vary) 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Fee: None Contact: Kalisha Moore, (609) 989-8143 Boy Scouts Description: Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee:

Boy Scout meetings and activities for leadership and achievement. East Ward Leadership, academic, recreational 11-17 years Scout leaders, adults 35 boys Year-round Wednesdays, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Yes

Contact: Girl Scouts Description: Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact: Pre-School Description: Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/time: Fee: Contact:

Jim Gunkel, (609) 989-8143

Girl Scout meetings and activities for leadership and achievement. East Ward Leadership, academic, recreational 11-16 3 adults and 2 volunteers 35 girls Year-round Tuesdays, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM Yes Kalisha Moore, (609) 989-8143

Regular pre-school program and activities for children East Ward Academic, cultural, recreational 2 ½-5 7 preschool teachers and volunteers 70 Year-round Five days a week, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM Yes Debora Grier, Director, (609) 989-8143

Pre-Teen Safe Haven After School Tutoring Description: Individual tutoring for elementary school students Area served: East Ward Type: Tutoring Ages: 1st-5th grades Staff: Educator, youth worker, and 3 assistants In session: School year Day/time: Monday-Friday 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Fee: Yes Contact: Robert Donaldson, Executive Director, (609) 989-8143 Summer Day Camp Description: Six-week summer day camp with recreation and educational programs Area served: East Ward Type: Recreational, academic Ages: 6-12 years Staff: 7 adults, 24 counselors Capacity: 135 In session: July and August Day/time: 5 days a week, 7:30 AM-3:00 PM

Fee: Contact:

Yes, $6.00 per day Robert Donaldson, Executive Director, (609) 989-8143

Teen Academic Achievement After School Program Description: One-on-one tutoring in math, science, etc. Area served: East Ward Type: Tutoring, academic, recreational Ages: 12-19 Staff: Adult leaders Capacity: 65 In session: School year Day/Time: 5 days per week, 3:00 AM-9:00 PM Fee: Yes Contact: Robert Donaldson, (609) 989-8143 Power of Choice Description: Group mentoring program Area served: East Ward Type: Mentoring Ages: 8-12 Staff: 2 adults, 2 volunteers Capacity: 25 boys In session: Year round Day/Time: Summer Camp; Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4 PM and School year; Saturday, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Fee: None Contact: Anthony Shelman, Youth Worker, (609) 989-8143

MECHA (Mercer County Hispanic Association)
P.O. Box 1331 200 East State St. 2nd Floor-Bank of America Trenton, NJ 08607 Phone: (609) 392-2446 Fax: (609) 695-7618 Luisa Robinson, Executive Director Intergenerations Description: Program takes a multigenerational approach for parents and teens to take an active role in the prevention of drug and alcohol use; this is done through community outreach forums, and workshops which include such subjects as parenting skills, drug prevention education, and cultural diversity. Area served: All Trenton Type: Health/well-being, academic, cultural Ages: Teens and parents Staff: Staff, aide, interns

Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

15 youth, 20 adults September through June Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM None Elena De Jesus, (609) 392-2446

Latino Youth Empowerment Against Substance Abuse Description: Educates children on the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol use; also assists with academic work and promotes cultural development, enrichment, and recreational activities aimed at developing pride and recognition in Latin heritage. Area served: All Trenton Type: Health/well-being, academic, cultural, and recreational Ages: 6-12 years old Capacity: 20 In session: September-June Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM Fee: $50/month Contact: Ventura Cerna, (609) 392-2446 Summer Recreation Program Description: Provides a summer recreational, education, and athletic alternative for Latino children of low and moderate income parents residing in Trenton. Arts and crafts, games, sports, field trips, cultural, and educational activities included. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational, cultural Ages: 6-12 Staff: Staff Capacity: 20 Contact: Ventura Cerna, (609) 392-2446 Children with Special Needs Program Description: MECHA will help parents obtain services for their children with special needs. Such disabilities include mental retardation, speech and language impairments, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and emotional disabilities. MECHA will assist and refer families into special needs, early intervention, and/or education services. Area served: Mercer County Type: Health/well-being, counseling Ages: 0-5 years Capacity: Unlimited Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Appointment necessary Fee: None Contact: Victor Fernandez, (609) 392-2446

MERCER COUNTY 4-H
930 Spruce St.

Trenton, NJ 08648 Phone: (609) 989-6833 Chad Nipberger, Director 4-H Clubs Description: Informal educational program; subjects might be cooking, handcrafts, sewing, indoor gardening, pet therapy, raising seeing-eye dogs, and rescuing greyhounds from racetracks. Area served: Mercer County Type: Academic, recreational, employment-related Ages: K-post high school Staff: Volunteers supported by 4-H staff In session: Year-round Day/Time: After school and Saturdays Fee: None Contact: (609) 989-6833 4-H Fair Description: Mercer County fair features shows, food, exhibits, family games, animals, petting zoo, hayrides, and crafters. Free admission. At the skating center of Mercer County Park. Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational, cultural Ages: All ages Capacity: 18,000 In session: One weekend a year Day/Time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday all day, one weekend a year Fee: None Contact: (609) 989-6833

MERCER COUNTY VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOL
1085 Old Trenton Road Trenton, NJ 08690 Phone: (609) 586-2121 Fax: (609) 586-1709 Lucille Jones, Principal Vocational Training Description: Training facility for high school students Area served: Mercer County Type: Employment-related, academic Ages: 11th and 12th graders and adults Staff: Certified Teachers In session: September through June Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 10:45 (afternoon): 11:45 AM-2:30

MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT ARTWORKS
19 Everett Alley Trenton, NJ 08611 Phone: (609) 394-9436 Fax: (609) 394-9551 Web-Site: www.mccc.edu/programs_artworks.shtml Tricia Fagan, Program Coordinator Visual Arts Classes Description: Artworks offers a variety of visual arts classes for children and youth year-round. Courses vary from semester to semester. Past and future classes include arts survey after-school classes, junior studies, cartooning, painting, sculpture, and sound art. Area served: Mercer County Type: Academic, cultural, recreational Ages: 6-18 Staff: Arts faculty, administrative staff, and volunteers Capacity: About 60 students per semester In session: Year-round but closed in August Day/Time: Hours vary depending on session Fee: Yes except for Trenton school students in after-school programs Other: Artworks offers Art Gallery shows throughout the year which are free and open to the public Contact: Program Coordinator Tricia Fagan at (609)394-9436, fagant@mccc.edu Artworks Summer Camp Description: Artworks provides a half-day, full week camp sessions offering a fine art experience with a fun twist. Activities include book making, puppeteering and a wide range of other art projects. Area served: Mercer County Type: Cultural, recreational Ages: 7-12 Staff: Arts faculty, administrative staff, and volunteers In session: July Day/Time: 2 sessions: 8:30-12:00, 12:30-4 Fee: Yes Contact: Program Coordinator Tricia Fagan at (609)394-9436, fagant@mccc.edu

MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAMES KERNEY CAMPUS
North Broad Street and Academy Street Trenton, NJ 08608 Tel. 609-586-4800 Fax 609-394-8167

Dr. Beverly Richardson, Provost Educational Talent Search Director: Donald Davis, Director, Youth College Description: Educational Talent Search provides academic assistance to Trenton-area students; i.e., tutoring, SAT Preparation, career decision-making Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 12 year and older Staff: Full-time, outreach counselors, assistant director and director In session: Year-round Day/time: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pm Fee: None Contact: Peggy Brown, Assistant Director, at 609-586-4800 ext. 6677 Project SMILE/Gear Up Director: Wayne Murray, Director Description: Academic instruction, tutoring, self-development, student/parent life-skills, culturally enriching tips Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural Ages: 7th-12th grades Staff: Educational specialists, counselors, mentors Capacity: 174 In session: Year-round Day/time: After school 3:00-5:30pm Saturdays 8:30 am to 2:30 PM Summer: 9:00 am to 3:00 PM Fee: None Contact: Rakima Stokes-Little, Assistant Director at 609-586-4800 ext. 6568 Upward Bound Director: Donald Davis, Director, Youth College Description: Intensive college prep instruction, tutoring, SAT preparation, academic career, college, personal counseling; six-week summer program with work experience opportunities Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic, employment-related Ages: 9th-12th grades Staff: Educational specialists, counselors, mentors In session: Year-round Day/time: School Year: Tuesday-Friday 4:00-6:00pm Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm Summer: 9:00 am to 3:00 PM Fee: None Contact: Stacy Denton, Assistant Director at 609-586-4800 ext. 6532

MERCER COUNTY ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER
650 South Broad Street (2nd floor) Trenton, NJ 08611 Telephone: (609) 989-6523 Youth Services (will vary by age and school status) Director: Maribel Duarte, Youth Programs Manager Description: Provides services to youth ages 14-21 in preparation for entry or re-entry into the workforce. Employability workshops and use of resource room for career exploration, access to labor market information, and job leads (16+); vocational training opportunities for out-of-school youth; recruitment for special programming, as available. Area served: Mercer County Type: Employment-related Age range: 14-21 Staff: Professional; Counselor, Employment Specialist, Job Developer Capacity: Resource room open to general public; vocational training & special programming based on funding In session: Year-round Day/time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fee: None; eligibility requirements for certain activities Contact: Maribel Duarte♦ (609) 278-7981

MERCER STREET FRIENDS
Children’s Services 1321 Brunswick Avenue Trenton, NJ 08648 T: 609-396-1505 F: 609-396-8218 Friends Summer Day Camp Description: Tutoring, recreation, and enrichment program for 8 weeks Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, recreational Ages: K through 5th grade Staff: Teachers and college students Capacity: 48 In session: Summer Day/time: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm Fee: Yes Sliding fee: Yes Contact: Barbara Schollenberger, Manager 609-396-1505

MERCER STREET FRIENDS YOUTH SERVICES 222 N. Hermitage Ave Trenton, NJ 08618 Tel. 609-989-1925 Shannon M. Mason, Director Urban Gateway Enrichment Program Description: This program teaches landscaping and other work-related skills and habits to youth. A professional landscaper gives hands-on instruction about equipment and tools to the young people, who are paid to help make their neighborhoods more attractive through landscaping services. In addition, program participants will attend classes on values, nonviolent resolution of conflict, decision-making skills and career exploration. Area served: All Trenton Type: Employment-related, academic Ages: 14-19 Staff: Professional landscapers, Mercer Street Friends counselors In session: Summer Day/time: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm Fee: Yes Sliding fee: Yes Contact: Shannon Mason 609-989-1925 Youth and Family Counseling Description: Mercer Street Friends provides counseling services for youths and their families. Participants may be referred by the court system, community members, other agencies, or they may self-refer. Services are tailored to the needs of each participant, and may include anger management, family communication and relationship enhancement, parent education, parenting skills training, and drug and alcohol counseling. Area served: All Trenton Type: Counseling Ages: Youth ages 12-19 and their families Staff: Mercer Street Friends counselors In session: Summer Fee: No Contact: Shannon Mason 609-989-1925

Back on Track Program (See City of Trenton Youth Programs)

MIMA MUSIC
P.O. Box 322 Princeton, NJ 08542 http://www.mimamusic.org Phone: (609) 216-2605

Christoph A. Geiseler, Executive Director; info@mimamusic.org SpinJazz After-School Program Description: After-school group music lessons for 8-12 year old kids. College musicians show students how to fall in love with music making. Area served: Trenton, city-wide Type: Cultural, academic Ages: 8-12 Staff: 20 volunteer music teachers Capacity: 12 kids / 2 teachers In session: 10 weeks/ semester Day/Time: 1 day/week, after-school Fee: Negotiable or None Contact: Christoph Geiseler (609) 216-2605

NEWGRANGE SCHOOL
526 South Olden Ave. Hamilton, NJ 08629 Phone: (609) 584-1800 Bob Hegedus, Principal Linda Swanson, Vice-Principal Newgrange School Extended School Year Program Description: Students receive direct instruction in all academic areas. They also develop research projects in small groups of 4 students. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational Ages: 8-21 Staff: Certified Teachers Capacity: 70 Students In session: June 26, 2006-August 4, 2006 Day/Time: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM Fee: If recommended by IEP Team, will be funded by local school district. Transportation also provided. SMART (Science, Math, Art, Reading, Tutoring) Description: Science, math, art, reading, tutoring. Enrichment in small ratio teacher: child environment. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Age: 8-14 Staff: Newgrange teachers, specialists in learning disabilities Capacity: 50+ In session: July Day/Time: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM Fee: Yes

Sliding Fee: Contact:

Yes (609) 394-2255

NEW JERSEY STATE MUSEUM
205 West State St., PO Box 530 Trenton, NJ 08625-0530 Phone: (609) 292-5615 NJ Bureau of Education and Public Programs www.state.nj.us/state/museum/public/children.html Kaleidoscope Kids Summer Academy Description: One or two week day camp for young people. Through fun, hands-on activities, campers are pushed to answer questions about the themes discussed at camp. Campers may attend for one or two weeks. Activities do not repeat each other. Classes will be given in science and history, and teachers will help campers prepare a performance about what they learned during the week. They will also take field trips, which are meant to be educational in nature. Area served: Mercer County Type: Academic, cultural Ages: 6-12 Staff: Professional teachers In session: Summer, five possible weeks; campers may attend a maximum of two weeks Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 9AM-3 PM (extended day available) Fee: Yes, financial aid available Contact: (609) 292-6310

NJ SEEDS
303-309 Washington St. 4th Floor Newark, NJ 07102 Phone: (973) 642-6422 Web-site: www.njseeds.org Amy Ziebarth, Executive Director NJ Scholars Program Description: Strives to nurture a student’s love of learning, critical thinking skills, selfconfidence, respect for others, and sense of responsibility toward the community. The Scholars Program seeks to ensure that each child, upon graduation, continues to meet academic challenges within an independent school setting. Candidates for the Scholars Program must live in NJ and be enrolled in the 7th grade when they complete an application. Moreover, they must demonstrate strong academic skills and potential. Once accepted, scholars enter the Summer Challenge, which is a five-week academic experience. If students excel during the summer, they are invited to participate in the Scholars Academy, which is a program designed to prepare students for enrollment in day and boarding schools. All Scholars attend Scholar Academy Saturdays during the 8th grade year to prepare for high school.

Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: In session: Fee: Contact:

All New Jersey Academic 7th grade-applicants; 8th grade-participants Certified teachers, Professional staff Summer, Weekdays 9-2 Saturdays during school year 9-2 None Nancy Grant, Director of Programs 973-642-6422 ext. 234

NEW JERSEY YOUTH CORP OF TRENTON
6 Esther Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618 P: (609)-530-2675 Edith Siplin, Director Description: This statewide program is designed to help young men and women improve their academic skill level, while working towards their General Educational Development (GED). Corps members also gain valuable skills and experience. Corps members learn to be responsible as they work on community service projects and plan for their next endeavor. Area served: All residents of Mercer County Type: Employment-related, academic Ages: 16-25 Staff: Crew leaders, counselors, and Youth Corp Staff In session: Year-round Fee: None Contact: Edith Siplin, 609-530-2675, Edith.Siplin@dhs.state.nj.us

OLD BARRACKS MUSEUM
Old Barracks Museum Barracks St. Trenton, NJ 08608 Phone: 609) 396-1776 Fax: (609) 777-4000 Email: barracks@voicenet.com Richard Patterson, Executive Director Old Barracks Summer Day Camp Description: Spend a week living in the 18th century. Join George Washington’s Army, cook stew on an open fire, make your own haversack, sing and dance to pop music of the 1770’s, and learn colonial crafts. Tri corner hat and T-shirt provided. Area Served: Mercer County, NJ & Bucks County, PA Type: Cultural, recreational Ages: 9-12 Staff: Museum staff

Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

28 per session Session 1 - July 10th-14th, 2006 Session 2 - July 17th-21st, 2006 Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM $125 Old Barracks Association Member ($60 Family Membership fee required), or $175 for non-members; financial aid/scholarships available Linda Mathies, Program Coordinator, (609)-777-4042, lmathies@voicenet.com

PEI KIDS
231 Lawrence Road Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Phone: 609-695-3739 Fax: 609-695-1116 www.peikids.org General contact: Denise Nadeau, Director of Public Relations, dnadeau@peikids.org Kids’ Prevention Programs: Description: Interactive workshops designed to teach children about topics ranging from their individual rights, personal safety, violence prevention and conflict resolution; specific program titles: Child Assault Prevention (CAP), Kids on the Block (KOB), “No More Bullies, No More Victims” (NMB) and Peaceful Solutions (PS) programs Area served: Mercer County Type: Counseling, Health/well-being Ages: Pre–K to sixth grade Staff: Trained facilitators Capacity: CAP, NMB, PS= classroom presentations; KOB= auditorium presentation In session: Primarily during the school year, during the week Day/time: Depends on host organization’s schedule Fee: Varies depending on program Contact: Melody Powell, Director of Prevention Services- mpowell@peikids.org Crisis Intervention for Child Victims of Sexual Abuse Description: Offers immediate, short-term counseling in Spanish and English for child victims who have made a disclosure, as well as parent, teen and youth support groups twice a month. Requires referral. Area served: Mercer County Type: Counseling Ages: Between the ages of 3 and 18 Staff: Minimum of masters-level counselors, 2 are bi-lingual Capacity: Individual counseling In session: Year-round Day/time: Monday – Saturday, morning, afternoon and evening hours Fee: None Contact: Dr. Juanita Johnson Brooks, Director of Clinical Services – jbrooks@peikids.org

Early Suicide Prevention & Intervention Description: A counseling program to help kids, who have not previously been involved in the public or private mental health systems, cope with trauma, loss and symptoms of depression. Requires referral. Area served: Mercer County Type: Counseling Ages: 5 - 12 years of age Staff: Masters-level counselor Capacity: Individual counseling In session: Year-round Day/time: Hours are flexible, Monday through Friday Fee: None Contact: Jennifer Adonizio, jadonizio@peikids.org Juvenile Auto Theft Prevention/Juvenile Offenders Outreach Program Description: Intensive 12-week program intended to help redirect young offenders towards more positive approaches and pursuits. Requires referral. Area served: Mercer County Type: Counseling Ages: 13 - 18 years of age Staff: Experienced staff facilitators, minimum 2 adult staff persons per session Capacity: 20 participants In session: Year-round Day/time: Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fee: None Contact: Robert Fiorello, Juvenile Intervention Services Coordinator – rfiorello@peikids.org Anger Management Description: A program designed to focus on building skills for emotional control and to help redirect participants towards more positive approaches and pursuits; participants are middle school students, and now older teens as well, with behaviors tending to lead towards suspension. Requires referral. Area served: Mercer County, specifically Trenton, for middle school participants Type: Counseling Ages: 13 - 18 years of age for Wednesday nights, 10-13 years of age for sessions during the school day (at select Trenton schools) Staff: Experienced staff facilitators Capacity: 20 participants In session: During the school year Day/time: Wednesday evening, 4:30 p.m.- 7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, at class times designated by the participating middle school Fee: None Contact: Robert Fiorello, Juvenile Intervention Services Coordinator – rfiorello@peikids.org

PRINCETON-BLAIRSTOWN CENTER
Princeton University Princeton, NJ 08544-5264 Phone: (609) 258-3340 Fax: (609) 258-2624 David Moriah, Executive Director Princeton-Blairstown Center Description: A flexible camp program, usually one or two weeks, that provides collaborative programs for agencies and groups working with youth and families. Programs, experiential in nature, take place, at the camp at the Blairstown Center (Blairstown, NJ, in youth agencies, or at Princeton University they are customized to fit objectives of agencies served.) Area served: Tri-State area Type: Recreational, cultural Ages: 9-18 Staff: Resident instructors, counselors, and administrative staff Capacity: Varies depending on group In session: Year round Day/Time: Varies depending on group (some programs are residential) Fee: Yes Sliding Fee: Yes Contact: Frank McNutt 609-258-3340

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY MATERIAL ACADEMY
70 Prospect Ave. Princeton, NJ 08544 Phone: 609-258-5598 Daniel Steinberg, Director Description: The Princeton University Material Academy (PUMA) is a summer program run by the Princeton Center for Complex Materials, a research center on the cuttingedge of materials science. Through PUMA, high school students have the opportunity to get a taste of the courses and research done at Princeton. The program aims to excite students about science and engineering through hands-on labs and courses. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: High School Students Staff: Professors, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and a high school teacher. In session: 2 ½ weeks each summer (Specific weeks vary, call for more information) Day/Time: 9am-3pm Fee: No

Contact:

Daniel Steinberg at 609-258-5598

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PREPARATORY PROGRAM
Princeton University 41 William St. Princeton, NJ 08540 Phone: (609) 258-3336 Jason R. Klugman, Coordinator Web site: www.princeton.edu/teacher/pupp/ Princeton Prep Description: Princeton Prep is a three year experience for students from Trenton, Ewing, and Princeton high schools. Beginning in the sophomore year of high school, select students from these schools are chosen to spend three 6-week summer sessions completing coursework at Princeton. Area served: Trenton, Ewing, Princeton high schools Type: Academic Ages: High school sophomores (Students selected during their freshman year) Staff: Princeton professors and teaching assistants In session: Summer

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY STUDENT VOLUNTEERS COUNCIL
Princeton University 22 Murray-Dodge Hall Princeton, NJ 08544 Telephone: 609-258-5557 Fax: 609-258-2686 Email: svc@princeton.edu Dave Brown, Director Big Brothers/Big Sisters Description: University students are matched with children living in Trenton’s Rowan Towers and then spend one or two hours per week with them. House works with agencies and occasionally with individual students. Area served: All Trenton Type: Mentoring Ages: Varies Staff: Princeton University student volunteers Capacity: 10 In session: September- June Day/Time: Varies Fee: None Contact: Student Volunteers Council office at 609-258-5557

KidPower Description:

The Kid Power program sends student volunteers to teach classes in elementary schools throughout the Princeton and Trenton. The main goals of the program are to instill in students an appreciation of nature and an awareness of the damage done to the environment by human hands, to introduce them to the science of environmental issues, and to show them what they can do to protect and preserve the environment. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: Elementary and middle-school students Staff: Princeton University student volunteers In session: September- June Day/Time: Varies Fee: None Contact: Student Volunteers Council office at 609-258-5557

RIDER UNIVERSITY
2083 Lawrenceville Rd. Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Phone: (609) 895-5509 Fax: (609) 896-5304 Dr. Sigfredo Hernandez, Project Director Hernandez@rider.edu Minding Our Business Description: MOB is designed to promote leadership, teamwork, and entrepreneurship. Junior high students are mentored by Rider University students through the process of starting and running a business. Currently active at the Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School. Type: Academic, mentoring, employment-related, leadership Ages: 11-14 Staff: A school coordinator, a project director, 3 assistants, and Rider University business students as mentors In session: February-April Day/Time: Wednesdays, 3-4:30 PM Fee: None Contact: Dr. Sigfredo A. Hernandez, Project Director, (609) 895-5509 Minding Our Business Summer Program Description: Two and a half weeks of intensive training on how to start and run a business concluding with a business plan competition. The experiential component involves mentor support sessions, merchandise trips, and market fairs where students run their businesses and earn money. Area served: Public middle schools and elementary schools in Trenton Type: Academic, mentoring, employment-related, leadership Ages: 11-14

Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

Instructor, Assistant Instructor, 3 assistants, Director 35 students Summer Training at Rider University from 8 AM-4 PM during first 2 weeks of July. Four mentor support sessions in the evening. Four market fairs on Saturdays $150 Dr. Sigfredo A. Hernandez, Founder at (609) 895-5509

SISTA 2 SISTA/YBU (YOUNG BROTHERS UNITED)
Carver Center 40 Fowler St. Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 394-0020 Angela Siplin, Executive Director Sista 2 Sista/YBU Description: After school program and summer camp that focuses on the needs and strengths of youth boys and girls. Area served: Trenton Type: Academic, cultural Ages: 5-13 Staff: Teachers, volunteers Capacity: 100 In session: Year round Day/Time: Monday-Friday, after school during academic year, 8:00-5:00 during summer Fee: School year-$60/week; Summer-$120/week Contact: Angela Siplin, (609) 394-0020

STONY BROOK-MILLSTONE WATERSHED ASSOCIATION
31 Titus Mill Road Pennington, NJ 08534 Phone: (609) 737-7592 Fax (609) 737-3075 James Waltman, Executive Director Environmental Camp Description: Youngsters explore an 825-acre nature preserve of field, forest, pond, and stream, enjoying the magical world of nature, while learning about ecology and the environment. Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational Ages: 6-12 (1st to 6th grade) Staff: Watershed staff Capacity: 30 students In session: July-August Day/Time: Summer Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Fee: Contact: Field Trips Description:

Yes, but scholarships are available Jeff Hoagland (609)-737-7592

A series of field trips for groups of children, featuring explorations of animal life, animal homes, water creatures, marsh habitats, etc. Program is funded for groups from some schools, organizations, and housing projects in the Trenton area Call to set up a group trip. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational Age: Preschool through middle school Staff: Watershed staff Capacity: 30 per group In session: Year-round Day/Time: Varies, full-day and half-day Fee: Yes, but low-income groups free Contact: Jeff Hoagland, Education Director Public Programs on the Environment Description: Environmental Education Programs Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 3-5, 6-9 Staff: Staff teachers, Volunteer teachers Capacity: 12 per class In session: Year round-call for quarterly schedule Day/Time: Tuesday, 1 PM-2:30 PM, Wednesday, 10 AM-11:30 AM, Friday 1:PM-2:30 PM, Thursday 4 PM-5 PM Fee: Yes, Varies Contact: Jeff Hoagland, Education Director, (609) 737-7592

STUART COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
1200 Stuart Road Princeton, NJ 08540 Phone: (609) 921-2330 Fax: (609) 497-0784 Summer Stars Program Description: Academic enrichment program for Trenton students who must be recommended by a teacher, guidance counselor, or principal. Transportation included. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational Ages: K-5th grade Staff: Professional teachers and volunteers Capacity: 60 In session: 4 weeks in July

Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

Monday-Friday, 9 AM-2 PM Yes Nancy Solomon, (609) 921-2330

TRENTON ACADEMY OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
111 East Hanover Street Trenton, NJ 08608 Telephone: 609-396-3975 Fax: 609-396-7944 John Allen, Paster/Administrator Trenton Academy Description: Full-time, year-round child care serving toddlers through 6 years. Sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 2 ½ - 6 years (school year) 6-13 years (summer) Staff: Teachers and teacher aides Capacity: 119 In session: Year-round Day/Time: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm Fee: Yes: $76.50 per week; includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack Contact: Michelle or Ashley Giovannini at 609-396-7944

TRENTON AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
801 West State St. Trenton, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 947-4679 Fax: (609) 371-5768 Tina Blackledge, Executive Director; tinabl@comcast.net Trenton After-School Program Description: TASP is a partnership of students, parents, professional staff, Americorps students of Rider University, College of New Jersey, Trenton Central High School Seniors, and volunteers committed to fostering the academic enrichment activities and social growth of inner-city children. The program operates at Trinity Cathedral at 801 West State St. and Cadwalader school at 501 Edgewood Ave. in Trenton. Area Served: West Ward Type: Academic, recreational, cultural Ages: Trinity Cathedral Kindergarden-7th grade; Cadwalader School 1st-6th grade Capacity: 76-Trinity Cathedral; 40-Cadwalader School In Session: September-June (Summer Camp in July) Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 3 PM-6 PM

Fee: Sliding Fee: Contact:

Yes Yes Tina Blackledge, Executive Director (609) 947-4679

TRENTON BOARD OF EDUCATION
108 North Clinton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08609 Phone: (609) 656-4900 Fax: (609) 989-2439 Crisis Intervention Services Description: Advocacy services provided to students and parents within the Trenton Public School system. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: K-12th grade Staff: Professional staff Capacity: Unlimited In session: School year Day/Time: Monday-Friday,8:30 AM-4:00 PM Fee: None Contact: Beverly Smith, Crisis Intervention Counselor at (609) 656-4900, ext. 5774

TRENTON CHILDREN’S CHORUS
120 East State St. Trenton, NJ 08608 Phone: 9609) 393-9645 Gloria Bethea, Contact Web site: www.trentonchildrenschorus.org Children’s Chorus Description: Three choirs for children in 2nd through 8th grades meet after school for rehearsal, chimes, theory, homework help, and snack. High school choir meets evenings weekly. The Covenant Singers, a multi-cultural choir of middle-school children from Mercer county, meets Sunday evenings in Princeton. TCC has performed at the War Memorial with the Greater Trenton symphony and with Bobby McFerrin, at the National Cathedral in Washington DC, with jazz great Dave Brubeck, before the NJ State Legislature, with Princeton Pro Musica, and Boheme Opera. TCC tracks academic progress, provides mentors for promising students, offers scholarships for tuition, music lessons, and enrichment. TCC places its members in summer camps as well. Area served: Primarily Trenton, Mercer county and surrounding areas Type: Cultural Ages: 2nd grade through high school Staff: Volunteers Capacity: 2nd-4th grade, 40; 5th grade and up, unlimited

In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

September through June 2nd-8th grade meets Tuesday and Thursday after school until 5:30. High school choir meets Tuesdays, 7:00-9. Yes, but minimal (609) 393-9645 or (609) 466-7997

TRENTON HEAD START
222 East State St. Trenton, NJ 08609 Phone: (609) 392-2115 Jeri Smith, Executive Director Trenton Head Start Programs Description: Early childhood education and family development programs for eligible children at 7 sites (18 classrooms) throughout Trenton. Able and disabled children served. Call Head Start office for information and program locations. Eligibility is based on income level. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 0-5 Staff: Administrators, teachers, social workers, health assistants, volunteers, drivers Capacity: 352 In session: Ten months per year for regular program, 12 months per year for infantile program Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM (varies at different sites) Fee: None Contact: Available family advocate, (609) 392-2115

TRENTON PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Summer Reading Programs Description: There are summer reading programs at all branches. Children and teens read books and give reports, receiving incentives for their work. A party is held for all who complete the program. Check with the branch library near you for more information. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: Pre-school – Teens Staff: Professional Staff and volunteers In session: Summer Day/Time: Varies Fee: None Contact: Individual branches or main branch at 609-392-7188

MAIN LIBRARY
129 Academy Street

Trenton, NJ 08608 Tel. 609-39207188 Fax. 609-695-8631 Email: TPLNJ@pluto.njcc.com Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9am-9pm Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 9am-5pm Arts and Crafts Description: Crafts for children under supervision, often related to school-year holidays. Crafts coordinated for all libraries by Joy Notin, Principal Library Assistant. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, recreational Ages: K– 6th grade Staff: Children’s Department personnel Capacity: 15-20 In session: Year-round Day/Time: Saturdays, 10am, with film and story Fee: None Contact: Library staff at 609-392-7188 Evening Film Series Description: The Main Library runs an evening film series for youth adults and adults Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational Ages: Young Adults-Adults In session: Year-round Day/Time: Evenings Fee: None Contact: Main Library at 609-392-7188 Films and Storytelling Description: Story-telling and reading of stories; presentation of videos Area served: All Trenton Type: Cultural, recreational Ages: K– 6th grade Staff: Children’s Department personnel Capacity: 15-20 In session: Year-round Day/Time: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am Saturdays, 2:00pm with crafts and activity Fee: None Contact: Library staff at 609-392-7188 Trentoniana Description: The Academy Street Library holds the Trentoniana Collection, which chronicles Trenton’s history and traces its families and residents. Holdings include vast

collections of photographs, postcards, manuscripts, books, scrapbooks, maps, pamphlets, periodicals, diaries, cemetery records, genealogies, and more. This is a wonderful place for youngsters to look at scenes of former City life, find out about Trenton’s ghosts (real and imagined), and investigate their own or someone else’s family’s closeted skeletons! Area served: All Trenton Type: Cultural, academic Ages: All In session: Year-round Day/Time: Library hours listed above Fee: None Contact: Wendy Nardi (Historian) 609-392-7188 Trenton Public Library Children’s Department Description: The Children’s Department has over 20,000 books for children to borrow, reference materials for school projects, and multimedia computers for children to use. Help with homework, reference questions, papers, and computer processing is always available. Trenton Public Library (TPL) Teen Room Description: Trenton’s main library has a room just for teens with stuff just for teens including a librarian, computers, magazines, music, videos, and a great collection of fiction and non-fiction books. Ages: 13-19 Type: Academic In session: Year-round Day/Time: Library hours listed above Fee: None Contact: Tyler Rouseau, Teen Room Librarian 609-392-7188

BRIGGS BRANCH
1115 Greenwood Ave Trenton, NJ 08609 Phone: (609) 392-7856 Fax:(609) 695-0746 Kathy Spalding, Principal Librarian and Branch Head Open: Programs: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 AM-6 PM; Tuesday, Friday; 9 AM-5 PM Arts and Crafts: year-round, time & day varies. Call branch for specifics. Films and Storytelling: year-round, all ages on request. Computer Classes: Tuesdays 10 AM-11:30 AM

CADWALADER BRANCH
200 N. Hermitage Ave Trenton, NJ 08618 Tel. 609-392-7886

Frances Myers O’Brian, Principal Librarian and Branch Head Open: Programs: Monday 9am-8pm; Tues, Wed. Thurs. 9am-6pm; Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm Films and Story-telling: Year-round, Tues. Wed. and Thurs. mornings at 10am. Pre-school- 1st graders. Homework Help: School-year, Monday-Thursday 4-6pm with PiTStop – Princeton-Trenton Student/Tutor Partnership Computer Classes: Wednesdays 10-11:30am. Sign-up at the check-out desk. Additional Services: Obtain a free library card to borrow books, magazines, videos, dvds, & audio tapes. Use our Gates Computers for word processing and the Internet. This branch also has free resume services. Call 392-7886 to make an appointment with our Job Coach Monday evenings 5:30-7:30 & Saturdays 9am-1pm.

EAST TRENTON BRANCH
701 N. Clinton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638 Tel. 609-392-7866 Fax. 609-695-4048 Linda Cope, Principal Librarian and Branch Head Norma Rodriguez (Spanish-speaking) & Lisa Morris, Library Assistants Open: Monday, Wed, Thurs. 10am-6pm, Tues. and Fri. 9am-5pm (Closed on Saturday) Arts and Crafts Description: Crafts for children after school and as requested by schools and camps. Area served: All Trenton Type: Cultural, recreational Ages: 8 to 14 years In session: Seasonal: Monday-Thursday, 3:30-5:00, other times by request Day/Time: Library hours listed above Fee: None Contact: Library Staff at 609-392-7866 Computer Games and LeapFrog Description: Computer games include variety of Magic School Bus games and typing; LeapFrog includes science, math, and language arts interactive games. Teens can use Internet with parental permission. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, Recreational Ages: Pre-K through teens In session: Year-round Day/Time: Library hours listed above Fee: None Contact: Library Staff at 609-392-7866 or just come on in! Films and Storytelling

Description: Area served: Type: Ages: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

Storytelling and reading of stories in English and Spanish; presentation of films. All Trenton Recreational, academic Pre-K through 6th grade Year-round By request None Library Staff at 609-392-7866

Library Use and Research - Introduction Description: Instruction in English or Spanish on basic library use and use of encyclopedias, books, and computer databases for research and recreation. Classes designed according to supervisor’s request. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: All ages In session: Year-round Day/Time: By request Fee: None Contact: Librarian at 609-792-8355

SKELETON BRANCH
943 S. Broad Street Trenton, NJ 08611 Tel: 609-392-7876 Irene Percelli, Acting Director Open: Mon-Thurs. 10am-6pm, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 11-5 Anime/Manga Club Description: Teens gather to share their enjoyment of Japanese animation and comics. Area served: South Ward Type: Recreational Ages: Teens In session: Year-round Day/Time: Wednesdays 3:30, Movie Screenings (open to public) every other Saturday 2pm Fee: None Contact: Library staff at 609-392-7876 Arts and Crafts Area served: South Ward Type: Recreational Ages: Pre-school-4th grade In session: Summer Day/Time: Fridays 12:00 PM Fee: None Contact: Library staff at 609-392-7876

Community Gardening Description: Community members meet to plant, care for, and harvest flowers, herbs, and vegetables in the library’s back yard. Area served: South Ward Type: Recreational, academic Ages: All, but children under 8 must have a caretaker present In session: May-September Day/Time: Thursdays 10am (weather-permitting) Fee: None Contact: Library staff at 609-392-7876 Movies Area served: Type: Ages: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact: Story-Time Description: Area served: Type: Ages: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

South Ward Recreational Pre-school through 3rd grade Summer Tues. 3:00 PM and Mon. 10:00am None Library staff at 609-392-7876

Stories read in the children’s room. South Ward Recreational, academic Pre-school-2nd grade Summer Thursdays 3pm None Library staff at 609-392-7876

TRENTON TRACK CLUB
C/O Al Jennings 21 Webster St. Trenton, NJ 08638 Phone: (609) 516-8014 Al Jennings, Director Trenton Track Club Description: Developmental training, practice, participation in invitational meets for all youth interested in track activities. Different levels for different age groups. Meets every evening at Trenton Central High School; boys and girls under age 14 meet Mondays and Thursdays, over 14 meet everyday Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational

Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

5-19 year (8-19 years is the target groups but younger children are welcome to participate) 6 Volunteer coaches Unlimited Cross-Country season; September-October, Track season; April-August Monday-Friday, 6 PM-8 PM $15.00 Al Jennings, (609) 516-8014

UJIMA
P.O. Box 2717 1001 Pennington Rd. Ewing, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 882-0788 Annie A. Lockbad, Director UJIMA Summer Enrichment Program Description: Summer enrichment program at Ujima Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, recreational Ages: K-6th grade Staff: Teachers and volunteers In session: July and August Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:15 PM Fee: Yes Sliding Fee: Yes Contact: Tanya Norwood 609-882-0788 Life Success Apprenticeship Program Description: Life skills program that teaches employment readiness and life skills to youth Area served: Mercer County Type: Cultural, employment-related Ages: 14-18 Staff: Teachers and volunteers Session: Year-round Contact: Annie Lockhart 609-882-0788

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1140 Greenwood Ave Trenton, NJ 08609 P: (609)-695-8025 Mati Moros, Director

After School Program Description: An after school program that includes both academic help and music and art activities. Area served: Trenton, East Ward. (Currently Hedgepath-Williams and PJ Hill Schools) Type: Academic, Cultural Ages: Grades K-Middle School Staff: Volunteers from local colleges (Including The College of New Jersey, Rider, Princeton, and Princeton Theological Seminary) Capacity: 40 In session: Late September-May Day/Time: Weekdays 3:00-5:00 Fee: None Contact: Mati Moros, Director 609-695-8025

YMCA of Trenton
431 Pennington Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618 Telephone: 609-599-9622 Fax: 609-599-4163 Melvin O. Hill, Executive Director After-School Director: Janice Wilkins Description: After-school child care, homework assistance. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational Ages: Kindergarten through 14 years Staff: Paid YMCA staff Capacity: 130+ In session: September-June Day/Time: Monday-Friday, from school dismissal –5:30pm Fee: Yes Sliding Fee: Financial assistance available Contact: Tanika Jones at 609-599-9622 Camp Meta Day Camp Director: R.C. Pflieger, Director of Operation Description: Summer day camp set in an outdoor country facility in Crosswicks, New Jersey. Transportation provided. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational Ages: 8-14 years Staff: Paid YMCA staff Capacity: 200 In session: June, July, August Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Fee: Yes Sliding Fee: Contact:

Financial assistance available Tanika Jones, Director of Administrative Services at 609-599-9622

PAK Program Director: Janice Wilkins Description: Summer day program at Pennington Avenue site. Activities include arts and crafts, games, swimming, and field trips. Register by phone or in person. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, recreational Ages: 4-7 years Staff: Paid YMCA staff Capacity: 70 In session: June, July, August Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm Fee: Yes Sliding Fee: Financial assistance available Contact: Tanika Jones, Director of Administrative Services at 609-599-9622 Pre-School Director: Description: Area served: Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Day/Time: Fee: Sliding Fee: Contact:

Jacquie Ivey Pre-school Program, educationally based. All Trenton Academic, recreational 2 ½ -5 Paid YMCA staff 60+ Year-round Monday-Friday, 7:00am-5:30pm Yes Financial assistance available Jacquie Ivey at 609-599-9622

Saturday Fun Club Director: Janice Wilkins Description: Age-appropriate educational, recreational, and socialization activities. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, recreational Ages: 2 ½ -14 years Staff: Paid YMCA staff Capacity: 60+ In session: School-year Day/Time: Saturdays, 10am-3pm Fee: Yes Sliding Fee: Financial assistance available Contact: Tanika Jones at 609-599-9622

Summer Pool Program Director: Janice Wilkins Description: Summer swimming recreation. Area served: All Trenton Type: Recreational Ages: All ages Staff: Paid YMCA staff Capacity: 300+ In session: June-August Day/Time: Monday-Friday 3:00-7:00 Saturday & Sunday, 12 noon to 6:00pm (subject to change) Fee: Yes Sliding Fee: Financial assistance available Contact: Tanika Jones at 609-599-9622

YOUNG SCHOLARS’ INSTITUTE
349 West State St. Trenton, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 393-3220 Fax: (609) 393-8132 Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director, (609) 393-3220 www.youngscholarsoftrenton.org

College Tours Description: Each year, YSI provides two college tours of as many as 12 colleges for high school students; provides one college tour for middle school students Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 13-19 Staff: YSI staff and parent chaperones Capacity: 100 In Session: November & March or April; July/August through summer enrichment program Day/Time: Selected days Monday through Saturday Fee: Yes Sliding Fee: Yes Contact: Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director or John Dunston, Assistant Director, (609) 393-3220 Preparing for Reaching Excellence Program (PREP) Description: Provides enrichment instruction in mathematics and language arts during the school year. During the summer an enrichment course in science is also included as part of the academic component, while visual arts, dance, and music are included as part of the cultural curriculum. Area served: All Trenton

Type: Ages: Staff: Capacity: In session: Fee: Contact:

Academic, summer also includes cultural and recreational 12-14 Academic teachers, cultural arts instructors, college interns, & general YSI staff 30 October through May during school year; July-August for rising 8th graders; First 3 Saturdays of every month. Yes, $20 per semester during school year; $150 for summer program Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director or John Dunston, Assistant Director

Reading Adventures with the Deltas Description: Provides enrichment instruction in reading, as well as cultural activities and branches of government Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, recreation Ages: 9-12 Staff: Two or more instructors as well as general YSI staff Capacity: 16+ In session: October-May Day/Time: Saturday mornings Fee: None Contact: Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director, (609) 393-3220 S.A.T. Preparation Course Description: In partnership with the Princeton Review, YSI provides preparation for the writing, critical reading, and mathematics sections of the SAT I. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 15-19 Staff: Two instructors with support from Young Scholars’ Institute staff In session: Spring & Fall Semesters Day/Time: 2 weekdays (Monday-Thursday) from 5:00 PM-9:00 PM, Saturdays from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Fee: $40 per semester Contact: John Dunston, Assistant Director or Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director Science Exploration Program Description: Provides enrichment instruction in science, including mathematics (the language of the sciences), scientific terminology, applied scientific method, and documentation of experiments. Two hours weekly during the school year; integrated into 6-week summer enrichment program. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural Ages: 7-11 Staff: 1 teacher during school year; 3 teachers during summer, in addition to general YSI staff Capacity: 10 during school year; 45 during summer program

Day/Time: Fee: Contact:

School year: Wednesdays from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM; Summer, Monday-Friday for 1 hour between 8:45 AM and 12:30 PM Yes, $25 per semester, $300 for summer enrichment program Jerri Morrison, Executive Director or John Dunston, assistant Director, (609) 3933220

Tutoring Program Description: Provides one-on-one help for students from K-12th grade Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural Ages: 6-19 Staff: Volunteer tutors with general Young Scholars’ Institute staff Capacity: 100 In Session: October-May Day/Time: Monday-Thursday, 4:00 PM-8:00 PM Fee: Yes, $15 per semester Contact: John Dunston, Assistant Director or Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director Supplemental Education Services (SES) Description: Provides qualifying students with small group and individual tutorials in mathematics and language arts. Incoming diagnostic test s and exit testing performed. Parents must apply through Board of Education or through Trenton Community Charter School. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 6-19 Staff: Instructors with some expertise in subject matter as well as general YSI staff Capacity: 100+ In session: October-May; July & August through summer enrichment program Day/Time: Monday-Thursday, 3:30 PM-7:00 PM; Saturdays, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Fee: None Contact: John Dunston, Assistant Director or Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director After School Enrichment Program Description: In partnership with NJ After 3, YSI provides quality after school enrichment activities for Trenton Community Charter School students Grades K-8, including character education, homework help, visual arts, drumming, physical education, the 100 book reading challenge, and dance. Area served: Trenton Community Charter School student population Type: Academic, cultural, and recreational Ages: 5-15 Staff: General YSI staff, including lead teachers and assistant teachers Capacity: 250 In session: September-June Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM Fee: $12/month or $36/quarter

Contact:

Deon Hames, Assistant Site Coordinator, (609) 393-3220

Summer Enrichment Program Description: Through a partnership with the Lawrenceville School as well as general funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and from Bristol Myers Squibb, YSI provides a six-week enrichment program during summer months that includes academic, cultural, and recreational activities. Science, mathematics, language arts, contemporary dancing, visual arts, music, and recreation are the key components included in this program. Students may participate in an optional, end-of-summer overnight trip to an amusement park. Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, and recreational Ages: 7-15 Staff: Teachers with academic and/or professional expertise in subject matter, as well as college interns, senior interns, recreational staff, and general YSI staff Capacity: 145 In session: July-August Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Fee: $325; an additional $150 required for optional, end of summer overnight trip Contact: Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director, or John Dunston, Assistant Director Princeton Model Congress Description: High school students research, prepare, present, and debates bills in mock congressional legislative sessions in Washington, DC. This enrichment activity requires an interest in issues, as well as a commitment to attend weekly meetings and to perform independent investigations outside of the school curriculum. Area served: Greater Trenton Area Type: Academic, cultural, and recreational Ages: 15-19 Staff: One or two student model congress coordinators from Princeton University, as well as general YSI staff Capacity: 15 In Session: November Day/Time: 1 to 2 weekdays (Monday-Thursday) per week 6:00 PM-7:30 PM, Saturdays 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Fee: Yes, $25 Contact: John Dunston, Assistant Director, or Deon Hames, Assistant Director, or Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director College Mailing Description: Care packages are mailed out to college students, typically in both the fall and in the spring Area served: Trenton-area college students attending college locally and out-of-state Type: Academic, cultural, recreational Ages: 17-22 Staff: General YSI Staff

Capacity: Fee: Contact:

150 None, but donations accepted John Dunston, Assistant Director, or Deon Hames, Assistant Director, or Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director

College Student Gatherings Description: College students home for the holiday and summer breaks get together and share ideas, while networking with successful professionals from various walks of life. (Entertainment and refreshments included.) Area served: College students from the Trenton area Ages: Professional, cultural, recreation Ages: 17-22 Staff: General YSI staff Capacity: 50 Dates/Times: December and June Contact : Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director, or John Dunston, Assistant Director, (609) 393-3220 College Admissions Workshop (CAW) Description: College Admissions, Financial Aid, and Career Planning Workshop-Provides information on the college admissions process as well as information about financial aid and career planning Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 13-19 Staff: Young Scholars’ Institute staff, local professionals, parents, college students, volunteers Capacity: 200 + In Session: Spring Day/Time: Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fee: None Contact: Jerri L. Morrison, Executive Director or John Dunston, Assistant Director Career Development Center Description: A 15-week program exposing them to careers in science, technology, law, medicine and business Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 13-19 Staff: YSI staff, professionals? Capacity: 25 In Session: Fall & Spring Day/Time: Saturdays Contact: Reggie Dickerson, Associate Director Career Speaker Series (CSS)

Description:

Motivational talks featuring career professionals from the Trenton community who discuss career planning and relate personal experiences. (Question and answer period a part of each session). Area Served: All Trenton Type: Academic Ages: 13-19

Resource Library Description: YSI’s resource library contains applications, brochures and catalogues as well as financial aid forms and scholarship information for independent schools, summer programs, and colleges. Area Served: All Trenton, Library open to everyone Type: Academic Ages: all Day/Time: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fee: None Contact: Marques Morrison

YOUTH ADVOCATE PROGRAMS, INC.
1457 Lower Ferry Road, Ste. A Trenton, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 637-0896 Fax: (609) 637-0368 Lisa D. Wojtczuk, Regional Program Director Amanda J. Frey, Assistant Program Director Mentoring Services Description: Intensive, community-based services to high-risk youth and their families who are at risk for out-of-home placement, suspension, expulsion, or drug/alcohol related issues. Mentors provide youth with a positive role model while assisting in school performance/behaviors, life skills training, poor frustration tolerance, and delinquent behaviors while utilizing resources in the community. Area served: Mercer County Type: Mentoring, counseling Availability: Year round Day/Time: Varies depending on authorization Fee: Authorization by Value Options, Capital County Children’s Collaborative (CMO), Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare (YCM), Mobile Response, and Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS), and Juvenile Probation (MDT) Contact: Amanda J. Frey, (609) 637-0896 Behavioral Assistance/Intensive In-Community Therapy Description: Concrete outcome-oriented behavioral interventions with the goal of restoring, rehabilitating or maintaining youth’s capacity to successfully function in the home and community and diminish the need for a more intensive level of care.

Area served: Mercer County Type: Counseling Staff: BA staff has at least two years experience working with at-risk youth population; IIC Specialists have a Master’s in Counseling, Social Work or related field In session: Year-round Day/Time: Varies depending on authorization Fee: Authorization by Value Options, Capital County Children’s Collaborative (CMO), Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare (YCM), and Mobile Response Contact: Amanda J. Frey, (609) 637-0896

YWCA
140 East Hanover Street Trenton, NJ 08608 Telephone: 609-396-8291 Fax: 609-989-8696 Jose A. Hernandez, Chief Executive Officer After School Program Director: Sharon Bonitz Description: Structured after-school coed program; includes classes in the visual and performing arts, academic disciplines, physical fitness, and real-life skills. Snack provided. Homework and tutoring assistance is provided on a group and individual basis. Workshops; educational and recreational trips. Transportation provided. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, recreational Ages: 5-13 years Staff: Instructional staff, counselors, program coordinator, staff, and volunteers In Session: September-June Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 2:00-6:00 Fee: Yes, plus YWCA membership Sliding fee: No, but child care connection referrals accepted. Contact: Susan Tymon at 609-396-8291 Summer Camp Director: Sharon Bonitz Description: Structured full-day summer camp for girls and boys; a multi-faceted visual and performing arts program which incorporates academic skills into the learning process. Classes include dance, art, drama, music, swimming, physical fitness, educational awareness, real-life skills; also workshops and educational and recreational trips. Breakfast and lunch provided. Area served: All Trenton Type: Academic, cultural, and recreational Ages: 6-13 years Staff: Professionals in each discipline, counselors, program coordinator, staff, and volunteers

In Session: Day/Time: Fee: Sliding fee: Contact:

Mid-June to mid-August Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:30 Yes, plus YWCA membership Yes, but very limited Susan Tymon at 609-396-8291

YO!
Section Two Youth Health and Safety

YOUTH HEALTH Child Health Clinic
The Trenton Division of Health operates free Child Health clinics for uninsured Trenton children, ages 0-13 years. Services include physical examinations, immunizations, TB testing, vision & hearing screening, treatment of minor illnesses, and health counseling. For an appointment, call 609-989-3242 ext. 170. Below are the locations for the city’s two Child Health Clinics: Main Office 218 N. Broad St. Trenton, NJ 08608 (Near the corner of Perry and No. Broad) Thurs. 9-12, 1-3 PM Fri. 9-12 By Appointment Only Sam Naples Community Center 611 Chestnut Ave Trenton, NJ 08611 (Corner of Chestnut & Emory) Tuesdays 8:30-12, 1-3 PM By Appointment Only

Adult and Adolescent Health Clinic
The Trenton Division of Health provides free teen-friendly services for males and females ages 13-21 without health insurance. Services include physical examinations, routine vaccinations, males and female reproductive health care, STD screenings, and Hepatitis B Vaccinations. For appointments call 609-989-3242 ext. 4. Adult and Adolescent Clinic 218 North Broad Street Trenton, NJ 08608 (Near the corner of Perry and No. Broad) Tuesday 3:00-6:00 PM Friday 1:15-3:00 PM Trenton Childhood Asthma Project Asthma is the leading childhood illness in the U.S. The Trenton Childhood Asthma Project aims to enable parents to manage their child’s asthma, provide an asthma-safe sleep zone, and reduce the number of asthma-related missed school and work days. The program includes monthly 2 hour sessions in which you and your child can learn about asthma, its triggers, and treatment options. There are also asthma specialists available to help obtain medical insurance and address other social service needs. To register or for additional information, call 989-3636 ext. 143. Successful Weight Loss By Eating and Exercising Together (SWEET) This is a free program provided by the Henry J. Austin Health Center, Inc. at the Trenton YWCA. It is a family-based approach to weight loss for overweight children and adolescents ages 7 through 17 with a participating parent or guardian. The SWEET team health care professional provides individualized instruction, nutrition education, exercise education, behavior modification, and incentive rewards. For more information, call 609-396-0248 or 3960249.

Nurse-Family Partnership The Nurse-Family Partnership provides a wide range of services for first-time mothers. It is a home-visiting program that begins during pregnancy and continues until the baby is 2 years old. During this time the nurse helps mothers to have a healthy pregnancy and to be the best possible parent for their new baby. This program is open to residents of the City of Trenton who are expecting their first baby, meet the WIC income guidelines, and who have a desire to be a part of the partnership. For information, contact June Gray at 989-3335, or stop into the office of Children’s Health Services at 16 E. Hanover Street. Public Health Nursing Home Visiting Services The Public Health Nursing Unit offers free voluntary home visiting service by registered nurses and nurses aids with experience working with families and children. Their services are available to Trenton residents that meet the following criteria: • All women expecting babies • All families with children who are newborns to two years old • All families who have children who have high amounts of lead in their blood These services can be accessed through a referral from a hospital or doctor, through the WIC program or public health pediatric clinics, or you can call the office at 609-989-3335 to make an appointment. Free Lead Testing Lead poisoning is a serious problem for young children, and the younger the child, the greater the risk. If undetected, it can cause learning disabilities, kidney damage, nervous system damage, poor muscle coordination, seizures, and even death. Lead testing is therefore important for your child and must be done by your doctor. If you do not have a doctor to do this test, it is available from the Public Health Department at no cost. Contact Sharon M. Winn RN BSN, LNC at 989-3393. Black Infants-Better Survival (BIBS) BIBS is a public awareness campaign launched in 1999 by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services that targets Black infant mortality. While the first goal of the campaign is to raise awareness, it also includes a critical public health component - helping Black women of child bearing age and their infants receive the health care they need - before, during and after delivery. For information or help, call 1-888-414-BIBS or visit the campaign on the internet at www.state.nj.us/health/bibs.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Office on Substance Abuse Prevention and Education (OSAPE) This office coordinates all substance abuse prevention education activities and services for the City of Trenton. Upon request, this office distributes alcohol, tobacco and other drug literature

and conducts substance abuse prevention education workshops within the Trenton community. It also provides intake and referrals for treatment services and technical assistance to projects funded by the Trenton Municipal Alliance Committee.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR AT 609-989-3860.
Trenton Redirecting Youth Prevention Education Program (TRYPEP) This is an early intervention program specifically designed to reduce early first use of substances among elementary school students. The program trains adjudicated youth and high school students in resistance techniques and other prevention skills to become peer mentors to elementary school students. They participate with program staff in conducting prevention education and related activities in identified elementary public and private schools throughout Trenton. Students must be referred in order to be eligible to participate in the program. For additional information regarding this program, please contact 609-989-3860.

ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION: CAMP FIRE BOYS AND GIRLS
535 E. Franklin Street Trenton, NJ08610 609-695-8410 In-school programs for K-4 on abuse prevention. Once-a-week class for 6 weeks Mercer Council on Alcoholism/Drug Addiction 408 Bellevue Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618-4502 609-396-5874 Prevention of alcohol and drug abuse through programs for schools, businesses, and other groups.

Hospitals/Health Care Centers
Henry J. Austin Health Center at Warren Street 321 North Warren Street Trenton, New Jersey 08618 Phone (866) 884-9968 Services (609) 278-5900 Administration (609) 989-3599 Henry J. Austin Health Center at Chambers Street 317 Chambers Street Trenton, New Jersey 08609 Phone (609) 392-2635

Henry J. Austin Health Center at Ewing Street 112 Ewing Street (Corner of Perry & Ewing) Trenton, NJ 08609 609-396-9600 Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare 1001 Spruce Street Suite 205 Trenton, NJ 08638 Call for referral to our services

Toll-Free 888-866-9565 Administration Office 609-396-6788 Capital Health System-Fuld Campus

1 Hamilton Health Pl. Trenton, NJ 08690 (609) 586-7900
University Medical Center at Princeton 253 Witherspoon Street Princeton, NJ 08540-3213 Phone: (609) 497-4000 Fax: (609) 497-4977 St. Francis Medical Center 601 Hamilton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08624 609-599-5000

750 Brunswick Avenue Trenton, NJ 08638 (609) 394-6000
Capital Health System- Mercer Campus 446 Bellevue Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 394-4000 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Social Service and Crisis Organizations

**GENERAL HELPLINE-United Way’s First Call for Help: 609-896-4108** A free and confidential information and referral service linking you to health and human service programs in greater Mercer County.

Support Services for Youth in Crisis
Runaways, abuse, pregnancy, drug addiction, mental and behavioral problems. Anchor House 482 Centre Street Trenton, NJ 08611 609-392-8329 www.anchorhousenj.org A shelter with counseling and services for runaway, homeless and/or abused youth.(See entry in Section 1 for specific Programs)

A RANGE OF SERVICES INCLUDING: COUNSELING, TREATMENT FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE, EMERGENCY SERVICES, COUNSELING FOR CHILD AND ADULT VICTIMS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE AND ABUSE, AND SERVICES TO THE SERIOUSLY MENTALLY ILL. C.A.R.E.S: CHILDREN’S PARTIAL HOSPITALIZATION AT ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER
601 Hamilton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08629

CATHOLIC CHARITIES 47 NORTH CLINTON AVENUE TRENTON, NJ 08609
(609) 278-4933 or (800) 360-7711

609-599-5304

www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org

PROVIDES CARE FOR CHILDREN AGES 5-12 WHO REQUIRE COMPREHENSIVE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY TREATMENT FOR MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS. CAPITAL HEALTH SYSTEMS AT FULD YOUTH EMERGENCY PROGRAM (YES) 750 BRUNSWICK AVENUE TRENTON, NJ 08638 HOTLINE: 609-396-6722 A COMMUNITY-BASED OUTREACH TO MEET EMERGENCY MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF YOUTH UNDER 18. OFFERS SERVICES WHERE CRISIS IS OCCURRING, CLINICAL ASSESSMENTS, SHORT-TERM CRISIS THERAPY, SCREENING, TEMPORARY RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENT.
Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare

TREATMENT; CRISIS-ORIENTED OUTREACH AND IN-HOME SERVICES; OUTPATIENT SERVICES; AND A VARIETY OF SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. EMERGENCY ON-CALL SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS PER WEEK FOR THOSE AT THE HIGHEST RISK OF CRISIS. CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY OF NJ
635 South Clinton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08611 609-695-6274 www.chsofnj.org Provides services to strengthen and support families and children. Includes broad-scale help for unplanned pregnancies, infant foster care, adoptions, parental and child counseling, youth employment. Family Guidance Center 1931 Nottingham Way Hamilton, NJ 08619 609-586-0668 Outpatient mental health program for children and adults offering counseling, substance abuse treatment, services for emotionally disturbed children. (See Entry in Section 1). LifeTies 2205 Pennington Rd Trenton, NJ 08638 609-771-1600 www.lifetiesinc.org

1001 SPRUCE STREET SUITE 205 TRENTON, NJ 08638 CALL FOR REFERRAL TO OUR SERVICES TOLL-FREE 888-866-9565 PROVIDES A BROAD ARRAY OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS SERVICES TO YOUTH AND ADULT RESIDENTS OF MERCER COUNTY AND THEIR FAMILIES. SERVICES INCLUDE INTENSIVE DAY

THREE-PRONGED PROGRAM TO HELP ADOLESCENTS IN CRISIS: RAINBOW HOUSE FOR TEEN MOTHERS WITH HIV-INFECTED INFANTS; TRIAD HOUSE, A

GROUP HOME FOR YOUNG VICTIMS OF ABUSE; TILT, A TEACHING PROGRAM TO ENSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION FROM OUT-OFHOME PLACEMENT TO INDEPENDENT LIVING.
Millhill Child and Family Development Center 101-A Oakland Street Trenton, NJ 08618 609-989-7333 www.millhillcenter.org

609-695-3739 www.peikids.org

PEI KIDS WORKS WITH THE CHILD, FAMILY AND CAREGIVER TO PROVIDE PREVENTION, INTERVENTION AND ADVOCACY PROGRAMS RELATING TO PERSONAL SAFETY, SEXUAL ABUSE AND THE OVERALL WELL BEING OF THE CHILD.
Planned Parenthood Association of Mercer County 437 East State Street Trenton, NJ 08608 609-599-4881 www.ppmercer.org

PROVIDES CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES TO CHILDREN 2 MONTHS TO 5 YEARS OLD (AND THEIR FAMILIES) WHO HAVE BEEN ABUSED AND/OR NEGLECTED. CHILDREN ARE REFERRED BY DYFS AND AGENCIES WHO DEEM THE CHILDREN TO BE AT RISK.
NJ Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) Mercer District Office 120 N. Stockton Street Trenton, NJ 08625 609-292-5100 (to report child abuse in Mercer County during business hours) 800-792-8610 (24 hour statewide reporting of child abuse)

PROVIDES REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES, EDUCATION, COUNSELING, AND ADVOCACY
Union Industrial Home for Children 864 Bellevue Avenue Trenton, New Jersey 08618 609-695-1492 www.uih.org A residential program for pregnant and parenting teen mothers and their children and an employment program for noncustodial fathers

General Support Services
Emergency food, clothing, shelter. Crisis Ministry of Trenton 123 E. Hanover St. Trenton, NJ 08608 609-396-9355 www.thecrisisministry.com

WORKS TO PRESERVE AND STRENGTHEN FAMILIES AND TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM HARM.
PEI Kids 231 Lawrence Road Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

PROVIDES SHORT-TERM ASSISTANCE TO PERSONAS

WITH EMERGENCY NEEDS: FOOD, RENT, MORTGAGE, UTILITY, MEDICAL, AND TRANSPORTATION.
HomeFront 1880 Princeton Ave. Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 609-989-9417 http://www.homefrontnj.org Provides homeless families in Mercer County with a variety of assistance programs. Lifeline Emergency Shelter 300 South Clinton Avenue Trenton, New Jersey 08609 (609) 392-7665 Martin House 802 East State Street Trenton, NJ 08606 609-989-8143 Offers a range of programs to serve the overall community including permanent and transitional housing, clothing and household goods, and a learning center. Mobile Meals of Trenton 446 Bellevue Avenue Trenton, NJ 08607 609-695-3483 Provides up to three meals a day to ill and elderly people. Mount Carmel Guild 73 N. Clinton Avenue Trenton, New Jersey 08638 609-392-5159 www.mcgtrenton.org

Mercer Street Friends 151 Mercer Street Trenton, NJ 08611 609-396-1506 www.mercerstreetfriends.org

DAY-CARE AND AFTER-SCHOOL CENTERS, HOME HEALTH CENTERS, HOME HEALTH CARE, LONG-TERM ADULT CARE, FAMILY SUPPORT, JOB TRAINING, COUNSELING, ADVOCACY FOR THE POOR.
Rescue Mission of Trenton 98 Carroll Street PO Box 617 Trenton, NJ 08604 609-695-1436 www.rescuemissionoftrenton.org Offers shelter and services to those in need: emergency services, boarding house, clothing and furniture, soup kitchen, work therapy Trenton Area Soup Kitchen 72 ½ Escher Street Trenton, NJ 08605 609-695-5456 www.trentonsoupkitchen.org

MEALS, OUTREACH, AND LITERACY AND ART PROGRAMS.
. United Progress, Inc. 162 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08608 609-392-2161 City’s antipoverty agency offering a range of programs to the disadvantaged, emergency shelter, consumer services, halfway house, employment services, rental assistance, housing.

PROGRAMS FOR THE POOR: EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE, FOOD, TRANSITIONAL HOUSING, AND NURSING SERVICES.

Additional Social Service Organizations:
Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) 600 New York Avenue Trenton, NJ 08638 www.arcmercer.org

IMMIGRATION AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, ENGLISH INSTRUCTION, MEDICAL AND SOCIAL SERVICES.
Lutheran Social Ministries Administrative Office: 6 Terri Lane, Suite 300 Burlington, NJ 08016 609-386-7171 www.lsmnj.org Community outreach, special needs, affordable and senior house. Mercer County HIV Consortium 447 Bellevue Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618 609-278-9555, 1-800-550-6755

ADVOCACY SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL RETARDATION AND THEIR FAMILIES. SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION, TRAINING.
American Red Cross 707 Alexander Road, Suite 101 Princeton, NJ 08540 609-951-8550 www.njredcross.org

IN ADDITION TO DISASTER RELIEF, THE RED CROSS PROVIDES AIDS EDUCATION, HOT MEALS, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Families In Transition, Inc. P.O. Box 55244 Lawrenceville, NJ 08638 609-393-6082 www.trentonfamiliesintransition.org

REFERRALS TO INDIVIDUALS AFFECTED BY HIV AND AIDS.
Project Child 1050 Old Trenton Road Trenton, NJ 08690 609-588-8500 Provides screening, assessment, and intervention for preschool children with physical and mental disabilities. SERV Mercer 532 West State Street Trenton, New Jersey 08618 Phone: 609-394-0212 www.servbhs.org Residential treatment program for mental health clients.

DEDICATED TO PROVIDING TRANSITIONAL HOUSING & DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES TO ALLOW FAMILIES TO TRANSITION FROM HOMELESS TO SELF SUFFICIENT.
Haitian Center 33 West Front Street (rear door) Trenton, NJ 08608 609-588-8808

PROVIDES HAITIAN IMMIGRANTS WITH

Sunshine Foundation 1440 Parkside Ave Trenton, NJ 08638 609-538-1994 www.sunshinefoundation.org

GRANTS WISHES OF TERMINALLY AND CHRONICALLY ILL CHILDREN.
United Way of Greater Mercer County 3131 Princeton Pike Building 4 Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 609-896-1912 www.uwgmc.org First Call for Help, volunteer placements, funding. Urban Women’s Center 40 Fowler Street Trenton, NJ08618 609-392-5959 Offers training in life skills, GED, employment training, computers and small business development, job readiness.

24-Hour Hotlines

Addictions Hotline of NJ 1-800-238-2333 AIDS Hotline 1-800-342-2437 (English) 1-800-344-7432 (Spanish) Ala-Call 1-800-322-5525 (NJ statewide drug and substance abuse line) Alcohol Abuse and Addiction Assessment 1-800-771-5009 Alcohol Hotline 1-800-999-9951 Anchor House 609-396-8329 (for runaway or abused children) Anonymous Drug Tip Line 609-989-3784 (609-989-DRUG) Child Abuse Reporting Hotlines Mon-Fri, 9 am to 5 pm: 1-800-392-2721 or 609-530-8770 Weekends & eve., 5 pm to 9 am: 1-800-792-8610 (NJ Div. of Youth & Family Services) ChildHelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453 Child Support Hotline 1-877-NJ-KIDS1 Cocaine Helpline 1-800-262-2463 (1-800-COCAINE) Compulsive Gambling Hotline 1-800-426-2537 (1-800-GAMBLER) CONTACT of Mercer Co Hotline (crisis counseling and referral)

609-896-2120 or 609-585-2244 Kidsline and Teenline 609-896-4434 Covenant House Nineline 1-800-999-9999 Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-572-7233 Families Anonymous 1-800-736-9805 (drug, alcohol, and related behavior) Family Health Line 1-800-328-3838 Family Help Line 1-800-843-5437 (1-800-THE-KIDS) (Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse) Homeless Hotline 609-278-1481 Homeless Shelter Hotline 609-538-8156 Lifeline Emergency Shelter 609-392-7665 MECHA 609-392-2446 (8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Mon-Fri) (support for Spanish-speakers) Mental Health Crisis Center 609-394-6086 (Helene Fuld Hospital) Missing Children 1-800-872-5437 Narcotics Anonymous 1-800-992-0401 National Heath Information Center

1-800-336-4797 National Runaway Switchboard (locates shelters, soup kitchens; may provide bus home) 1-800-RUNAWAY National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline 1-800-227-8922 (8:00 am to 11:00 pm, Mon-Fri) (Center for Disease Control) New Jersey AIDS Hotline 1-800- 624-2377 New Jersey Drug Hotline 1-800-225-0196 (NJ Drug and Alcohol Prevention) New Jersey Eating Disorders Hotline 1-800-624-2268 New Jersey Poison Control Center 1-800-764-7661 (1-800-POISON-1) Parents Anonymous and Parents United 1-800-843-5437 Poison Control (Nationwide) 1-800-222-1222 Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline and NJ Coalition against Sexual Assault 609-989-9332 Safe Haven for Infants 1-877-839-2339 Self-Help of NJ 1-800-367-6274 Sickle Cell Disease Association of America 1-800-421-8453 Teen Pregnancy Hotline

1-800-THE KIDS (843-5437) Victim Assistance Hotline 1-800-242-0804 609-989-9592 Womanspace Emergency Shelter 609-394-9000 (domestic violence) Women’s Referral Center Hotline, New Jersey 1-800-322-8092 Youth Emergency Service 609-396-6722 (emergency mental health hotline for youth; Helen Fuld Hospital)

Youth Health Websites
www.kidshealth.org
KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents — each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are literally thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources — all original and all developed by experts in the health of children and teens.

www.teenwire.com
This is your private place on the Internet where you can get information and news about teen sexuality, sexual health, and relationships.

YOUTH SAFETY
In recent years one of the greatest threats to youth safety in the City of Trenton has been the escalation of gang activity within the city and surrounding areas. In response to gang violence, Mayor Douglas Palmer has spearheaded a wide range of initiatives aimed at prevention, intervention, and protection. These efforts are coordinated by the newly created Mayor’s Office of Anti-Gang Initiatives and Youth Development, which is directed by Barry Colicelli, a specialist in addressing youth violence and gang problems. You can reach Mr. Colicelli directly by calling 609-989-3052 or by email at bcolicelli@trentonnj.org. The following information includes the various aspects of the City’s initiatives and resources for parents and community members. What You Can Do If you see or hear anything that concerns you about young people in your community (including, but not limited to truancy, curfew violation, and/or gang involvement), call the following tollfree, 24-hour hotline:

1-877-287-4759
Calls are answered by the Communications Center and will be routed according to particular needs. Calls can be placed anonymously and will be documented and reviewed by the appropriate city officials.

Gang Involvement Prevention
SCOOP SCOOP is the city’s holistic youth development program that combats the root causes of gang involvement by putting nearly every kind of recreation, education and enrichment program within easy reach of the children in every neighborhood of the city. SCOOP operates after school, on weekends, and during the summer. See the SCOOP entry in Section 1 under “City of Trenton Recreation Programs.” Truancy Reduction and Prevention Program (TRAPP) This program identifies and assesses truant students, gets them back in school, and monitors their progress. Within a month of this program’s start, over 150 truant students had been located and assessed. To report truancy, call the hotline at 1-877-287-4759. For more information on the TRAPP program, contact its site manager, School Security Chief Howard White at 609-6567630. What Parents Can do to Prevent Gang Involvement • Spend quality time with your child • Get involved in your child’s school activities

• Be a positive role model and set the right example • Know your child’s friends and their families • Encourage good study habits • Teach your child how to cope with peer pressure • Help your child develop good conflict resolution skills (see www. Safeyouth.org/scripts/teens/conflicts.asp) • Encourage your child to participate in positive after-school activities with adult supervision (See SCOOP) • Take action in your neighborhood (create a neighborhood alliance, report and remove graffiti) • Talk with your child about the dangers and consequences of gang involvement. Let your child know that you don’t want to see him or her hurt or arrested. Explain to your child that he or she should NOT: - Associate with gang members - Attend parties or social events sponsored by gangs - Use hand signs, symbols, or language that is meaningful to gangs - Wear clothing, including specific colors, which may have meaning to gangs in your area.

Gang Violence Intervention
YouthStat The YouthStat program brings together representatives of every state, county and city agency involved with youth to share information about specific kids who are making bad choices. Weekly meetings involve discussions of individual kids headed to the next level of gangs, guns, and drugs. The program then matches them with the right intervention, turns them around, and monitors their progress. Mayor’s Office on Employment and Training (MOET) This office provides training and placement services for Trenton residents, especially exoffenders, to place them into public and private sector jobs. See the STEP program under the “City of Trenton” entries in Section I. Warning Signs that Your Child May be Involved with a Gang The following is a quick reference guide with common warning signs of gang involvement, but it may not be all-encompassing. Parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with local gang symbols, seek help early, and consider contacting school personnel, local law enforcement, faith leaders, and community organizations for additional assistance. • Admits to “hanging out” with kids in gangs • Shows an unusual interest in one or two particular colors of clothing or a particular logo • Has an unusual interest in gangster-influenced music, videos, movies, or websites • Uses unusual hand signals to communicate with friends • Has specific drawings or gang symbols on school books, clothes, walls, or tattoos

• Comes home with unexplained physical injuries (fighting-related bruises, injuries to hand/knuckles) • Has unexplained cash or goods, such as clothing or jewelry • Carries a weapon • Has been in trouble with the police • Exhibits negative changes in behavior such as: - Withdrawing from family - Declining school attendance, performance, behavior - Staying out late without reason - Displaying an unusual desire for secrecy - Exhibiting signs of drug use - Breaking rules consistently - Speaking in gang-style slang

Additional Safety Tips for Youth
On the Road As pedestrians, bicyclists, and/or passengers in a motor vehicle, children must adhere to all traffic laws and should always: • Wear a proper fitting helmet when riding a bike, rolling blading, skateboarding, etc. (It is a New Jersey Law for children under 14.) • Wear a seatbelt. • Look both ways before crossing the street. For a complete list of safety tips when traveling, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) web site at: www.nhtsa.dot.gov. On the Internet: Although the Internet provides children with access to a wealth of academic resources and recreational activities, it also contains adult material and makes them vulnerable to child predators. In order to protect children while they surf the web, parents should carefully monitor their child’s computer-use. Parents can also install filtering programs that limit the web pages and internet services that children can access. For more information on Internet safety, see the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Brochure “A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety” which can be found online at www.fbi.gov. Below is a list of safety tips for kids provided by the FBI: •First, remember never to give out personal information such as your name, home address, school name, or telephone number in a chat room or on bulletin boards. Also, never send a picture of yourself to someone you chat with on the computer without your parent's permission.

•Never write to someone who has made you feel uncomfortable or scared. •Do not meet someone or have them visit you without the permission of your parents. •Tell your parents right away if you read anything on the Internet that makes you feel uncomfortable. •Remember that people online may not be who they say they are. Someone who says that "she" is a "12-year-old girl" could really be an older man. At Home/School • Fire Safety: Visit www.usfa.fema.gov/kids for a complete list of fire safety tips for kids. • Toxic Chemicals: Keep all toxic substances out of the reach of children, and in the case of an emergency call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. (If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call 911.) Summer: • Use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, even on cloudy days. • Remember that the sun is strongest between 10am and 4pm • Keep kids in light weight, light colored clothing • Babies and children need extra water when it is warm out. Even when they don’t feel thirsty. • Don’t use scented soaps, hairspray, or perfumes on children and use an insect repellent that has DEET and that is made for children. • Children should be supervised by an adult when swimming. Be sure to follow all posted pool rules and use only U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices.

YO!
Section Two Youth Health and Safety

YOUTH HEALTH
Child Health Clinic
The Trenton Division of Health operates free Child Health clinics for uninsured Trenton children, ages 0-13 years. Services include physical examinations, immunizations, TB testing, vision & hearing screening, treatment of minor illnesses, and health counseling. For an appointment, call 609-989-3242 ext. 170. Below are the locations for the city’s two Child Health Clinics: Main Office 218 N. Broad St. Trenton, NJ 08608 (Near the corner of Perry and No. Broad) Thurs. 9-12, 1-3 PM Fri. 9-12 By Appointment Only Sam Naples Community Center 611 Chestnut Ave Trenton, NJ 08611 (Corner of Chestnut & Emory) Tuesdays 8:30-12, 1-3 PM By Appointment Only

Adult and Adolescent Health Clinic
The Trenton Division of Health provides free teen-friendly services for males and females ages 13-21 without health insurance. Services include physical examinations, routine vaccinations, males and female reproductive health care, STD screenings, and Hepatitis B Vaccinations. For appointments call 609-989-3242 ext. 4. Adult and Adolescent Clinic 218 North Broad Street Trenton, NJ 08608 (Near the corner of Perry and No. Broad) Tuesday 3:00-6:00 PM Friday 1:15-3:00 PM Trenton Childhood Asthma Project Asthma is the leading childhood illness in the U.S. The Trenton Childhood Asthma Project aims to enable parents to manage their child’s asthma, provide an asthma-safe sleep zone, and reduce the number of asthma-related missed school and work days. The program includes monthly 2 hour sessions in which you and your child can learn about asthma, its triggers, and treatment options. There are also asthma specialists available to help obtain medical insurance and address other social service needs. To register or for additional information, call 989-3636 ext. 143. Successful Weight Loss By Eating and Exercising Together (SWEET) This is a free program provided by the Henry J. Austin Health Center, Inc. at the Trenton YWCA. It is a family-based approach to weight loss for overweight children and adolescents ages 7 through 17 with a participating parent or guardian. The SWEET team health care professional provides individualized instruction, nutrition education, exercise education, behavior modification, and incentive rewards. For more information, call 609-396-0248 or 3960249.

Nurse-Family Partnership The Nurse-Family Partnership provides a wide range of services for first-time mothers. It is a home-visiting program that begins during pregnancy and continues until the baby is 2 years old. During this time the nurse helps mothers to have a healthy pregnancy and to be the best possible parent for their new baby. This program is open to residents of the City of Trenton who are expecting their first baby, meet the WIC income guidelines, and who have a desire to be a part of the partnership. For information, contact June Gray at 989-3335, or stop into the office of Children’s Health Services at 16 E. Hanover Street. Public Health Nursing Home Visiting Services The Public Health Nursing Unit offers free voluntary home visiting service by registered nurses and nurses aids with experience working with families and children. Their services are available to Trenton residents that meet the following criteria: • All women expecting babies • All families with children who are newborns to two years old • All families who have children who have high amounts of lead in their blood These services can be accessed through a referral from a hospital or doctor, through the WIC program or public health pediatric clinics, or you can call the office at 609-989-3335 to make an appointment. Free Lead Testing Lead poisoning is a serious problem for young children, and the younger the child, the greater the risk. If undetected, it can cause learning disabilities, kidney damage, nervous system damage, poor muscle coordination, seizures, and even death. Lead testing is therefore important for your child and must be done by your doctor. If you do not have a doctor to do this test, it is available from the Public Health Department at no cost. Contact Sharon M. Winn RN BSN, LNC at 989-3393. Black Infants-Better Survival (BIBS) BIBS is a public awareness campaign launched in 1999 by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services that targets Black infant mortality. While the first goal of the campaign is to raise awareness, it also includes a critical public health component - helping Black women of child bearing age and their infants receive the health care they need - before, during and after delivery. For information or help, call 1-888-414-BIBS or visit the campaign on the internet at www.state.nj.us/health/bibs.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Office on Substance Abuse Prevention and Education (OSAPE) This office coordinates all substance abuse prevention education activities and services for the City of Trenton. Upon request, this office distributes alcohol, tobacco and other drug literature

and conducts substance abuse prevention education workshops within the Trenton community. It also provides intake and referrals for treatment services and technical assistance to projects funded by the Trenton Municipal Alliance Committee. For additional information, please call the Program Administrator at 609-989-3860. Trenton Redirecting Youth Prevention Education Program (TRYPEP) This is an early intervention program specifically designed to reduce early first use of substances among elementary school students. The program trains adjudicated youth and high school students in resistance techniques and other prevention skills to become peer mentors to elementary school students. They participate with program staff in conducting prevention education and related activities in identified elementary public and private schools throughout Trenton. Students must be referred in order to be eligible to participate in the program. For additional information regarding this program, please contact 609-989-3860.

Organizations dedicated to substance abuse prevention:
Camp Fire Boys and Girls 535 E. Franklin Street Trenton, NJ08610 609-695-8410 In-school programs for K-4 on abuse prevention. Once-a-week class for 6 weeks Mercer Council on Alcoholism/Drug Addiction 408 Bellevue Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618-4502 609-396-5874 Prevention of alcohol and drug abuse through programs for schools, businesses, and other groups.

Hospitals/Health Care Centers
Henry J. Austin Health Center at Warren Street 321 North Warren Street Trenton, New Jersey 08618 Phone (866) 884-9968 Services (609) 278-5900 Administration (609) 989-3599 Henry J. Austin Health Center at Chambers Street 317 Chambers Street Trenton, New Jersey 08609 Phone (609) 392-2635 Henry J. Austin Health Center at Ewing Street 321 North Warren Street Trenton, New Jersey 08618 Phone (866) 884-9968 Services (609) 278-5900 Administration (609) 989-3599 Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare 1001 Spruce Street Suite 205 Trenton, NJ 08638 Call for referral to our services Toll-Free 888-866-9565 Administration Office 609-396-6788

Capital Health System-Fuld Campus 750 Brunswick Avenue Trenton, NJ 08638 (609) 394-6000 Capital Health System- Mercer Campus 446 Bellevue Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 394-4000 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

1 Hamilton Health Pl. Trenton, NJ 08690 (609) 586-7900 University Medical Center at Princeton 253 Witherspoon Street Princeton, NJ 08540-3213 Phone: (609) 497-4000 Fax: (609) 497-4977 St. Francis Medical Center 601 Hamilton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08624 609-599-5000

Social Service and Crisis Organizations
**GENERAL HELPLINE-United Way’s First Call for Help: 609-896-4108** A free and confidential information and referral service linking you to health and human service programs in greater Mercer County.

Support Services for Youth in Crisis
Runaways, abuse, pregnancy, drug addiction, mental and behavioral problems. Anchor House 482 Centre Street Trenton, NJ 08611 609-392-8329 www.anchorhousenj.org A shelter with counseling and services for runaway, homeless and/or abused youth.(See entry in Section 1 for specific Programs) Catholic Charities 47 North Clinton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08609 (609) 278-4933 or (800) 360-7711 www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org A range of services including: counseling, treatment for substance abuse, emergency services, counseling for child and adult

victims of family violence and abuse, and services to the seriously mentally ill. C.A.R.E.S: Children’s Partial Hospitalization At St. Francis Medical Center 601 Hamilton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08629 609-599-5304 Provides care for children ages 5-12 who require comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment for mental and behavioral problems. Capital Health Systems at Fuld Youth Emergency Program (YES) 750 Brunswick Avenue Trenton, NJ 08638 Hotline: 609-396-6722 A community-based outreach to meet emergency mental health needs of youth under 18. Offers services where crisis is occurring, clinical assessments, short-term

crisis therapy, screening, temporary residential placement. Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare 1001 Spruce Street Suite 205 Trenton, NJ 08638 Call for referral to our services Toll-Free 888-866-9565 Provides a broad array of mental health and addictions services to youth and adult residents of Mercer County and their families. Services include intensive day treatment; crisis-oriented outreach and inhome services; outpatient services; and a variety of services for people with special needs. Emergency on-call services are available 24 hours a day 7 days per week for those at the highest risk of crisis. Children’s Home Society of NJ 635 South Clinton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08611 609-695-6274 www.chsofnj.org Provides services to strengthen and support families and children. Includes broad-scale help for unplanned pregnancies, infant foster care, adoptions, parental and child counseling, youth employment. Family Guidance Center 1931 Nottingham Way Hamilton, NJ 08619 609-586-0668 Outpatient mental health program for children and adults offering counseling, substance abuse treatment, services for emotionally disturbed children. (See Entry in Section 1). LifeTies 2205 Pennington Rd Trenton, NJ 08638 609-771-1600

www.lifetiesinc.org Three-pronged program to help adolescents in crisis: Rainbow House for teen mothers with HIV-infected infants; Triad House, a group home for young victims of abuse; TILT, a teaching program to ensure a smooth transition from out-of-home placement to independent living. Millhill Child and Family Development Center 101-A Oakland Street Trenton, NJ 08618 609-989-7333 www.millhillcenter.org Provides child development services to children 2 months to 5 years old (and their families) who have been abused and/or neglected. Children are referred by DYFS and agencies who deem the children to be at risk. NJ Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) Mercer District Office 120 N. Stockton Street Trenton, NJ 08625 609-292-5100 (to report child abuse in Mercer County during business hours) 800-792-8610 (24 hour statewide reporting of child abuse) Works to preserve and strengthen families and to protect children from harm. PEI Kids 231 Lawrence Road Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 609-695-3739 www.peikids.org PEI Kids works with the child, family and caregiver to provide prevention, intervention and advocacy programs relating to personal safety, sexual abuse and the overall well being of the child.

Planned Parenthood Association of Mercer County 437 East State Street Trenton, NJ 08608 609-599-4881 www.ppmercer.org Provides reproductive health services, education, counseling, and advocacy Union Industrial Home for Children 864 Bellevue Avenue Trenton, New Jersey 08618 609-695-1492 www.uih.org A residential program for pregnant and parenting teen mothers and their children and an employment program for noncustodial fathers

Martin House 802 East State Street Trenton, NJ 08606 609-989-8143 Offers a range of programs to serve the overall community including permanent and transitional housing, clothing and household goods, and a learning center. Mobile Meals of Trenton 446 Bellevue Avenue Trenton, NJ 08607 609-695-3483 Provides up to three meals a day to ill and elderly people. Mount Carmel Guild 73 N. Clinton Avenue Trenton, New Jersey 08638 609-392-5159 www.mcgtrenton.org Programs for the poor: emergency assistance, food, transitional housing, and nursing services. Mercer Street Friends 151 Mercer Street Trenton, NJ 08611 609-396-1506 www.mercerstreetfriends.org Day-care and after-school centers, home health centers, home health care, long-term adult care, family support, job training, counseling, advocacy for the poor. Rescue Mission of Trenton 98 Carroll Street PO Box 617 Trenton, NJ 08604 609-695-1436 www.rescuemissionoftrenton.org Offers shelter and services to those in need: emergency services, boarding house, clothing and furniture, soup kitchen, work therapy

General Support Services
Emergency food, clothing, shelter. Crisis Ministry of Trenton 123 E. Hanover St. Trenton, NJ 08608 609-396-9355 www.thecrisisministry.com Provides short-term assistance to personas with emergency needs: food, rent, mortgage, utility, medical, and transportation. HomeFront 1880 Princeton Ave. Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 609-989-9417 http://www.homefrontnj.org Provides homeless families in Mercer County with a variety of assistance programs. Lifeline Emergency Shelter 300 South Clinton Avenue Trenton, New Jersey 08609 (609) 392-7665

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen 72 ½ Escher Street Trenton, NJ 08605 609-695-5456 www.trentonsoupkitchen.org Meals, outreach, and literacy and art programs. . United Progress, Inc. 162 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08608 609-392-2161 City’s antipoverty agency offering a range of programs to the disadvantaged, emergency shelter, consumer services, halfway house, employment services, rental assistance, housing.

Dedicated to providing transitional housing & developmental services to allow families to transition from homeless to self sufficient. Haitian Center 33 West Front Street (rear door) Trenton, NJ 08608 609-588-8808 Provides Haitian immigrants with immigration and employment services, English instruction, medical and social services. Lutheran Social Ministries Administrative Office: 6 Terri Lane, Suite 300 Burlington, NJ 08016 609-386-7171 www.lsmnj.org Community outreach, special needs, affordable and senior house. Mercer County HIV Consortium 447 Bellevue Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618 609-278-9555, 1-800-550-6755 Referrals to individuals affected by HIV and AIDS. Project Child 1050 Old Trenton Road Trenton, NJ 08690 609-588-8500 Provides screening, assessment, and intervention for preschool children with physical and mental disabilities. SERV Mercer 532 West State Street Trenton, New Jersey 08618 Phone: 609-394-0212 www.servbhs.org Residential treatment program for mental health clients.

Additional Social Service Organizations:
Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) 600 New York Avenue Trenton, NJ 08638 www.arcmercer.org Advocacy services for people with mental retardation and their families. Supported employment, education, training. American Red Cross 707 Alexander Road, Suite 101 Princeton, NJ 08540 609-951-8550 www.njredcross.org In addition to disaster relief, the Red Cross provides AIDS education, hot meals, and transportation. Families In Transition, Inc. P.O. Box 55244 Lawrenceville, NJ 08638 609-393-6082 www.trentonfamiliesintransition.org

Sunshine Foundation 1440 Parkside Ave Trenton, NJ 08638 609-538-1994 www.sunshinefoundation.org Grants wishes of terminally and chronically ill children. United Way of Greater Mercer County 3131 Princeton Pike Building 4 Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 609-896-1912 www.uwgmc.org First Call for Help, volunteer placements, funding. Urban Women’s Center 40 Fowler Street Trenton, NJ08618 609-392-5959 Offers training in life skills, GED, employment training, computers and small business development, job readiness.

24-Hour Hotlines
Addictions Hotline of NJ 1-800-238-2333 AIDS Hotline 1-800-342-2437 (English) 1-800-344-7432 (Spanish) Ala-Call 1-800-322-5525 (NJ statewide drug and substance abuse line) Alcohol Abuse and Addiction Assessment 1-800-771-5009 Alcohol Hotline 1-800-999-9951 Anchor House 609-396-8329 (for runaway or abused children) Anonymous Drug Tip Line 609-989-3784 (609-989-DRUG) Child Abuse Reporting Hotlines Mon-Fri, 9 am to 5 pm: 1-800-392-2721 or 609-530-8770 Weekends & eve., 5 pm to 9 am: 1-800-792-8610 (NJ Div. of Youth & Family Services) ChildHelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453 Child Support Hotline 1-877-NJ-KIDS1 Cocaine Helpline 1-800-262-2463 (1-800-COCAINE) Compulsive Gambling Hotline 1-800-426-2537 (1-800-GAMBLER)

CONTACT of Mercer Co Hotline (crisis counseling and referral) 609-896-2120 or 609-585-2244 Kidsline and Teenline 609-896-4434 Covenant House Nineline 1-800-999-9999 Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-572-7233 Families Anonymous 1-800-736-9805 (drug, alcohol, and related behavior) Family Health Line 1-800-328-3838 Family Help Line 1-800-843-5437 (1-800-THE-KIDS) (Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse) Homeless Hotline 609-278-1481 Homeless Shelter Hotline 609-538-8156 Lifeline Emergency Shelter 609-392-7665 MECHA 609-392-2446 (8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Mon-Fri) (support for Spanish-speakers) Mental Health Crisis Center 609-394-6086 (Helene Fuld Hospital) Missing Children 1-800-872-5437 Narcotics Anonymous 1-800-992-0401

National Heath Information Center 1-800-336-4797 National Runaway Switchboard (locates shelters, soup kitchens; may provide bus home) 1-800-RUNAWAY National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline 1-800-227-8922 (8:00 am to 11:00 pm, Mon-Fri) (Center for Disease Control) New Jersey AIDS Hotline 1-800- 624-2377 New Jersey Drug Hotline 1-800-225-0196 (NJ Drug and Alcohol Prevention) New Jersey Eating Disorders Hotline 1-800-624-2268 New Jersey Poison Control Center 1-800-764-7661 (1-800-POISON-1) Parents Anonymous and Parents United 1-800-843-5437 Poison Control (Nationwide) 1-800-222-1222 Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline and NJ Coalition against Sexual Assault 609-989-9332 Safe Haven for Infants 1-877-839-2339 Self-Help of NJ 1-800-367-6274 Sickle Cell Disease Association of America 1-800-421-8453

Teen Pregnancy Hotline 1-800-THE KIDS (843-5437) Victim Assistance Hotline 1-800-242-0804 609-989-9592 Womanspace Emergency Shelter 609-394-9000 (domestic violence) Women’s Referral Center Hotline, New Jersey 1-800-322-8092 Youth Emergency Service 609-396-6722 (emergency mental health hotline for youth; Helen Fuld Hospital)

Youth Health Websites
www.kidshealth.org
KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents — each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are literally thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources — all original and all developed by experts in the health of children and teens.

www.teenwire.com
This is your private place on the Internet where you can get information and news about teen sexuality, sexual health, and relationships.

YOUTH SAFETY
In recent years one of the greatest threats to youth safety in the City of Trenton has been the escalation of gang activity within the city and surrounding areas. In response to gang violence, Mayor Douglas Palmer has spearheaded a wide range of initiatives aimed at prevention, intervention, and protection. These efforts are coordinated by the newly created Mayor’s Office of Anti-Gang Initiatives and Youth Development, which is directed by Barry Colicelli, a specialist in addressing youth violence and gang problems. You can reach Mr. Colicelli directly by calling 609-989-3052 or by email at bcolicelli@trentonnj.org. The following information includes the various aspects of the City’s initiatives and resources for parents and community members.

What You Can Do
If you see or hear anything that concerns you about young people in your community (including, but not limited to truancy, curfew violation, and/or gang involvement), call the following tollfree, 24-hour hotline:

1-877-287-4759
Calls are answered by the Communications Center and will be routed according to particular needs. Calls can be placed anonymously and will be documented and reviewed by the appropriate city officials.

Gang Involvement Prevention
SCOOP SCOOP is the city’s holistic youth development program that combats the root causes of gang involvement by putting nearly every kind of recreation, education and enrichment program within easy reach of the children in every neighborhood of the city. SCOOP operates after school, on weekends, and during the summer. See the SCOOP entry in Section 1 under “City of Trenton Recreation Programs.” Truancy Reduction and Prevention Program (TRAPP) This program identifies and assesses truant students, gets them back in school, and monitors their progress. Within a month of this program’s start, over 150 truant students had been located and assessed. To report truancy, call the hotline at 1-877-287-4759. For more information on the TRAPP program, contact its site manager, School Security Chief Howard White at 609-6567630. What Parents Can do to Prevent Gang Involvement • Spend quality time with your child

• Get involved in your child’s school activities • Be a positive role model and set the right example • Know your child’s friends and their families • Encourage good study habits • Teach your child how to cope with peer pressure • Help your child develop good conflict resolution skills (see www. Safeyouth.org/scripts/teens/conflicts.asp) • Encourage your child to participate in positive after-school activities with adult supervision (See SCOOP) • Take action in your neighborhood (create a neighborhood alliance, report and remove graffiti) • Talk with your child about the dangers and consequences of gang involvement. Let your child know that you don’t want to see him or her hurt or arrested. Explain to your child that he or she should NOT: - Associate with gang members - Attend parties or social events sponsored by gangs - Use hand signs, symbols, or language that is meaningful to gangs - Wear clothing, including specific colors, which may have meaning to gangs in your area.

Gang Violence Intervention
YouthStat The YouthStat program brings together representatives of every state, county and city agency involved with youth to share information about specific kids who are making bad choices. Weekly meetings involve discussions of individual kids headed to the next level of gangs, guns, and drugs. The program then matches them with the right intervention, turns them around, and monitors their progress. Mayor’s Office on Employment and Training (MOET) This office provides training and placement services for Trenton residents, especially exoffenders, to place them into public and private sector jobs. See the STEP program under the “City of Trenton” entries in Section I. Warning Signs that Your Child May be Involved with a Gang The following is a quick reference guide with common warning signs of gang involvement, but it may not be all-encompassing. Parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with local gang symbols, seek help early, and consider contacting school personnel, local law enforcement, faith leaders, and community organizations for additional assistance. • Admits to “hanging out” with kids in gangs • Shows an unusual interest in one or two particular colors of clothing or a particular logo • Has an unusual interest in gangster-influenced music, videos, movies, or websites • Uses unusual hand signals to communicate with friends • Has specific drawings or gang symbols on school books, clothes, walls, or tattoos

• Comes home with unexplained physical injuries (fighting-related bruises, injuries to hand/knuckles) • Has unexplained cash or goods, such as clothing or jewelry • Carries a weapon • Has been in trouble with the police • Exhibits negative changes in behavior such as: - Withdrawing from family - Declining school attendance, performance, behavior - Staying out late without reason - Displaying an unusual desire for secrecy - Exhibiting signs of drug use - Breaking rules consistently - Speaking in gang-style slang

Additional Safety Tips for Youth
On the Road As pedestrians, bicyclists, and/or passengers in a motor vehicle, children must adhere to all traffic laws and should always: • Wear a proper fitting helmet when riding a bike, rolling blading, skateboarding, etc. (It is a New Jersey Law for children under 14.) • Wear a seatbelt. • Look both ways before crossing the street. For a complete list of safety tips when traveling, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) web site at: www.nhtsa.dot.gov. On the Internet: Although the Internet provides children with access to a wealth of academic resources and recreational activities, it also contains adult material and makes them vulnerable to child predators. In order to protect children while they surf the web, parents should carefully monitor their child’s computer-use. Parents can also install filtering programs that limit the web pages and internet services that children can access. For more information on Internet safety, see the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Brochure “A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety” which can be found online at www.fbi.gov. Below is a list of safety tips for kids provided by the FBI: •First, remember never to give out personal information such as your name, home address, school name, or telephone number in a chat room or on bulletin boards. Also, never send a picture of yourself to someone you chat with on the computer without your parent's permission.

•Never write to someone who has made you feel uncomfortable or scared. •Do not meet someone or have them visit you without the permission of your parents. •Tell your parents right away if you read anything on the Internet that makes you feel uncomfortable. •Remember that people online may not be who they say they are. Someone who says that "she" is a "12-year-old girl" could really be an older man. At Home/School • Fire Safety: Visit www.usfa.fema.gov/kids for a complete list of fire safety tips for kids. • Toxic Chemicals: Keep all toxic substances out of the reach of children, and in the case of an emergency call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. (If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call 911.) Summer: • Use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, even on cloudy days. • Remember that the sun is strongest between 10am and 4pm • Keep kids in light weight, light colored clothing • Babies and children need extra water when it is warm out. Even when they don’t feel thirsty. • Don’t use scented soaps, hairspray, or perfumes on children and use an insect repellent that has DEET and that is made for children. • Children should be supervised by an adult when swimming. Be sure to follow all posted pool rules and use only U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices.

YO!
Section Three Trenton’s Resources

SCHOOLS
For information on Trenton Public Schools as well as links to other educational resources, visit the Trenton Board of Education Website at www.trenton.k12.nj.us Public Elementary Schools Cadwalader 501 Edgewood Avenue, 08618 Tel. 609-656-4660; Fax 609-278-3066 Columbus 1200 Brunswick Avenue, 08638 Tel. 609-656-4690; Fax 609-989-2912 Franklin 200 William Street, 08620 Tel. 609-656-4720; Fax 609-278-1758 Grant 159 North Clinton, 08609 Tel. 609-656-4730; Fax 609-989-2919 Gregory 500 Rutherford Avenue, 08618 Tel. 609-656-4740; Fax 609-989-2905 Harrison 451 Genesee Street, 08611 Tel. 609-656-4750; Fax 609-989-2910 P.J. Hill 1010 East State St., 08609 Tel: 609-656-4980; Fax: 609-989-2915 Jefferson 401 Brunswick Avenue, 08638 Tel. 609-656-4790; Fax: 609-989-2922 Kilmer 1 Whittlesley Road, 08618 Tel. 609-656-4800; Fax: 609-989-2737 Monument 145 Pennington Avenue, 08618 Tel. 609-656-4820; Fax: 609-989-2926 Mott 45 Stokely Avenue, 08611 Tel. 609-656-4830; Fax 609-989-2900 Munoz-Rivera 400 North Montgomery Street 08611 Tel. 609-656-4840; Fax 609-989-2921 Parker 117 Ferry Street, 08611 Tel. 609-656-4880; Fax 609-989-2901 Robbins 283 Tyler Street, 08609 Tel. 609-656-4910; Fax 609-989-2918 Robeson 350 Cuyler Avenue, 08629 Tel. 609-656-4920; Fax 609-989-2928 Stokes 915 Parkside, 08618 Tel. 609-656-4930; Fax 609-989-2907 Washington 331 Emory Avenue, 08611 Tel. 609-656-4960; Fax 609-989-2911 Wilson 175 Girard Avenue, 08638 Tel. 609-656-4970; Fax 609-989-2913 Charter Schools Emily Fisher Charter School 31 Chancery Ln, 08618 Tel. 609-656-1444; Fax 609-656-0999 International Charter School 105 Grand Street, Trenton, NJ 08611

Tel. 609-394-3111; Fax 609-394-3116 Pace Charter School 1949 Hamilton Ave, 08619 Tel. 609 587-2288 Village Charter School 101 Sullivan Way, 08628 Tel. 609-695-0110; Fax 609-695-1880

1925 Pennington Road, 08618 Tel. 609-882-2288 Faith Christian School 2111 Kuser Road Hamilton Square, NJ 08690 Tel. 609-585-3353 Incarnation 1555 Pennington Rd., 08618 Tel. 609-882-3228 Mercer Christian Academy 2015 Pennington Road Ewing, NJ 08618 Tel. 609-882-7300 Newgrange School 526 South Olden Avenue Hamilton, NJ 08629 Tel. 609-584-1800 Our Lady of Sorrows 3800 E. State St. Ext., 08619 Tel. 609-587-4140 St. Ann School 34 Rossa Ave. Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Tel. 609-882-8077 St. Gregory The Great 4680 Nottingham Way Hamilton, NJ 08690 Tel. 609-587-1131 St. Paul 218 Nassau St. Princeton, NJ 08540 Tel. 609- 921-7587 St. Raphael 151 Gropp Ave. Trenton, NJ 08610 Tel. 609- 585-7733

Public Middle Schools Dunn (formerly Junior 4) 401 Dayton Street, 08610 Tel. 609-656-4700; Fax 609-989-9693 Hedgepath-Williams (formerly Junior 2) 301 Gladstone Avenue, 08629 Tel. 609-656-4760; Fax 609-989-2927 Holland (formerly Junior 3) 1001 West State Street, 08618 Tel. 609-656-4770 Fax 609-989-2925 King (Junior 1) 800 Martin Luther King Blvd, 08638 Tel. 609-656-4810 Fax 609-989-2963 Private Elementary and/or Middle Schools* Afrikan Peoples Action School 27 East Paul Avenue, 08638 Tel. 609-394-1070 American Boychoir School 19 Lambert Drive Princeton, NJ 08540 Tel. 609-924-5858 Children’s Day School (Special Education)

Stuart Country Day School 1200 Stuart Rd. Princeton, NJ 08540 Tel. 609- 921-2330 Trenton Catholic Academy (lower) 177 Leonard Ave. Hamilton, NJ 08610 Tel. 609-586-5888, Ex. 41 Trinity Episcopal Academy 801 W. State St., 08618 Tel. 609-396-1484 Villa Victoria Academy (lower) 376 W. Upper Ferry Rd. Ewing, NJ 08628 Tel. 609- 882-8421

2015 Pennington Rd., 08638 Tel. 609-882-7300 Notre Dame High School 601 Lawrence Rd. Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Peddie School South Main Street P.O. Box A Hightstown, NJ 08520 Tel. 609-490-7500 The Pennington School 112 W. Delaware Avenue Pennington, NJ 08534 Tel. 609-737-1838 Princeton Day School 650 Great Raod Princeton, NJ 08540 Tel. 609-924-6700 Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart 1200 Stuart Rd. Princeton, NJ 08540 609-921-2330 Trenton Catholic Academy 175 Leonard Ave. Hamilton, NJ 08610 Tel: (609) 586 3705, Ex. 19 Villa Victoria Academy 376 West Upper Ferry Rd. Trenton, NJ 08628 Tel. 609-883-5760

*Listing does not include every private school in the area. See your local yellow pages for a more complete listing.

Public High Schools Trenton Central High School 400 Chambers Street Trenton, NJ 08629 Tel. 609-278-7260; Fax Private Middle and/or High Schools Hun School of Princeton 176 Edgerstoune Road Princeton, NJ 08540 Tel. 609-921-7600 The Lawrenceville School 2500 Main Street Route 206 Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Tel. 609 896-0400 Mercer Christian Academy

Colleges and Universities Mercer County Community College Main Campus 1200 Old Trenton Road West Windsor, NJ 08690 Tel. 609-586-4800

Kerney campus Broad and Academy Street Trenton, NJ 08609 Princeton University Princeton, NJ 08544 Tel. 609-258-3000 Rider University 2083 Lawrenceville Rd. Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Tel. 609-896-5000 Rutgers, The State University PO Box 2102 New Brunswick, NJ 08903 908-932-1766 The College of New Jersey PO Box 7718 Ewing, NJ 08628 Tel. 609-771-1855 Thomas Edison State College 101 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08608 609-984-1100 Special Education Mercer County Special Services School District 1050 Old Trenton Rd. Trenton, NJ 08690 609-588-8400 (Provides special education and related services to the multiple handicapped and emotionally disturbed children from birth to age 21.) Sister Georgine School 544 Chestnut Ave. Trenton, NJ Tel. 609-396-5444

Educational Organizations Board of Education Trenton Public Schools 108 North Clinton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08609 Tel. 609-989-2400 Mercer County Board of Education 1075 Old Trenton Rd. Trenton, NJ 08690 Tel. 609-588-5877; Fax 609-588-5849 New Jersey Education Association 180 West State Street Trenton NJ 08607 Tel. 609-599-4561

Day Care/Pre-school in Trenton Area For child care resources and referrals, call Child Care Connection at

609-989-7770
www.childcareconnection-nj.org. • OR call 1-800-3-DAY-CARE for information about child-care services throughout the state of New Jersey Carolyn Stokes Day Nursery 1 Princess Diana La Trenton, NJ 08638 609-392-2648 Cherry Tree Club C/o Homefront 1880 Princeton Ave. Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 609-989-9417 Children’s Center and Preschool 1243 Parkway Ave Ewing, NJ 08628 609-771-8500

AND 1746 S Clinton Ave Trenton, NJ 08610 609-393-0047 Covenant Nursery School 471 Parkway Avenue Ewing, 08610 609-392-1456 CYO Abbott Preschool 920 South Broad Street Trenton, NJ 08611-2097 609-396-8383 Forrest Valley Day Care Center 409 Ridge Avenue Trenton, 08610 609-392-8720 Hart’s Child Care Trenton, NJ 08611 609-695-4380 Holy Angels Preschool 1701 S. Broad St. Hamilton, NJ 08610 609-989-1234 International Children’s Institute 1805 Princeton, Ave Lawrence, NJ 08648 609-396-3637 Kids “R” First 506 E State St Trenton, NJ 08609 609-396-1111 AND 635 S Clinton Ave Trenton, NJ 08611 609-396-8500 Learning Depot 239 E Front St Trenton, 08611

609-393-8888 Little Friends 23 Market Street Trenton, NJ 08611 609-984-9561 Little Kids College 850 Cherry Trenton, NJ 08638 609-278-0655 AND 123 Tremont St Trenton, NJ 08611 609-394-2020 Martin House Pre-Schol 794 East State Street Trenton, NJ 08608 609-989-8143 Mercer Child Care Center Hollowbrook Dr. and Crescent Ave. Trenton, NJ 609-883-1560 or 609-883-1565 Mercer Children’s Center Parkway Avenue & Parkside Ave Trenton, NJ 08601 609-695-3711 Mercer County Head Start 690 Whitehead Rd Lawrence, NJ 08648 609-393-5655 Mercer Street Friends 1201 W. State St. Trenton, NJ 08618 609-393-8777 Millhill Family Center 101-A Oakland Ave Trenton, NJ 609-989-7333

Morning Star Preschool 1152 Deutz Ave. Trenton, NJ 08611 609-695-7827 Mount Carmel Guild Day Care Center 79 N Clinton Ave Trenton, NJ 08609 609-392-5218 Mount Sinai Day Car Center 35 Arlington Ave Trenton, NJ 08618 609-695-2487 Mrs. Pev’s Preschool and Daycamp 4324 S Broad St Trenton, NJ 08620 609-585-3276 New Beginnings Child Care Center 1521 Pennington Rd Ewing, NJ 08618 609-671-9034 Noah’s Ark Daycare LLC 229 Fulton St Trenton, NJ 08611 609-396-1981 Parents for Action Day Care 1130 Greenwood Ave Trenton, NJ 08609 609-396-0880 Puerto Rican Community Day Care Center 223 Perry Street Trenton, NJ 08618 609-392-8787 Rainbow Academy Day Care Center 383 George Dye Rd Trenton, NJ 08691 609-588-9774

Ring Nursery School & Full Day 999 Lower Ferry Rd # 1 Trenton, NJ 08628 609-883-9550 Samaritan Child Care Center 531 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Trenton, NJ 08618 609-394-8900 Shiloh HeadStart Center 340 Calhoun Street Trenton NJ 08618 609-392-2115 Sista 2 Sista & Y B U Boys 40 Fowler St Trenton, NJ 08618 609-394-0020 Stepping Stones Learning Institute 701 Roebling Avenue Trenton NJ 08611 609-989-8882 AND 118 1/2 Swan Street Trenton NJ 08611 609-396-3045 TomorrowLand Child Development Center 409 Whittaker Ave. Trenton, NJ 08611 609-396-8087 Trenton Academy Preschool 111 E Hanover St Trenton, NJ 08608 609-396-3975 Trinity Episcopal Academy Preschool 801 W State St Trenton, NJ 08618 609-396-9400 Umma Daycare & Learning Center Inc.

474 Greenwood Ave Trenton, NJ 08609 609-695-8664 YMCA Pre-School Center 43l Pennington Avenue Trenton NJ 08618 609-599-9622 YWCA Nursery School 140 E. Hanover Street Trenton, NJ 08608 609-396-8291

GOVERNMENT
City Hall
319 East State Street Trenton, NJ 08608

Office of the Mayor
Mayor: Douglas H. Palmer 609-989-3030 mayorsoffice@trentonnj.org.

Council Vice President West Ward Councilwoman 54 Hillcrest Ave. Trenton, NJ 08619 Email address: westwardcouncil@aol.com 393-3858* 989-3146 City Hall Milford Bethea North Ward Councilman 229 E. Front St. Trenton, NJ 08611 396-4090* 989-3146 City Hall Jim Coston South Ward Councilman 319 E. State St. Trenton, NJ 08608 712-0417 989-3146 City Hall Gino A. Melone East Ward Councilman 936 Melrose Ave. Trenton, NJ 08629 396-1819* 989-3146 City Hall Manuel Segura Councilman At Large 234 Hamilton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08629 392-0877* 989-3146 City Hall Cordelia M. Staton Councilwoman At Large 310 Gardner Ave. Trenton, NJ 08618 392-4703* 989-3146 City Hall *District Office Number (609 area code unless otherwise noted)

Chief of Staff
Renee P. Haynes 609-989-3344

Special Assistant to the Mayor
Barry J. Colicelli 609-989-3052

City Clerk
Anthony J. Conti 609-989-3185 Fax: 609- 989-3190

Mayor’s Office of Citizen Concerns
Room 102, City Hall 609-989-3810 or 989-3809

Mayor’s Office of Employment and Training
609-815-2194

City Council
Paul M. Pintella Council President Councilman At Large 212 Kensington Ave. Trenton, NJ 08618 777-9687* 989-3146 City Hall Annette H. Lartigue

City Departments, Divisions & Bureaus
Administration Jane Feigenbaum, Business Administrator 609-989-3105 Finance Christine Stankiewicz, Dept. Director/Municipal Comptroller Primary 609-989-3042; Secondary 609-9893041 Health and Human Services Carolyn Lewis-Spruill, Director 609-898-3332 Housing and Economic Development Dennis Gonzalex, Acting Dept. Director 609-989-3504 Inspections Leonard Pucciatti, Department Director 609-989-3550 Law R. Denise Lyles, City Attorney 609-989-3011 Municipal Courts Hon. R. Kevin McGrory, Chief Judge 609-989-3700 Public Works Eric Jackson, Dept. Director 609-989-3151 Recreation, Natural Resources & Culture Francis Blanco, Dept. Director 609-989-3361 Police Department Joseph Santiago, Police Director 609-989-4055 Fire Department

Dennis Keenan, Dept. Director 609-989-4038

City Government on the Web: For the most up-to-date listings and information about city services, visit the City’s official website: www.ci.trenton.nj.us

Trenton and Mercer County Youth Services Commissions
The Youth Services Commissions of Trenton and Mercer County are comprised of individuals interested- professionally and personally- in the well-being of children and teenagers in the Trenton area. If you think you could be an effective and productive member of either commission, call for information:

Trenton Youth Services Commission 609-989-3342 Mercer County Youth Services Commission 609-989-6112

Trenton Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
The Trenton Youth Advisory Council is comprised of volunteer youth who meet monthly to discuss various issues related to young people in the City. Members participate in workshops throughout the state, meet with the mayor quarterly, and participate in various City youth events such as a fashion show and Heritage Days. For information on the council, contact Bridget Lewis at 609-989-3342.

Mercer County Government

Brian M. Hughes, Mercer County Executive 609-989-6518 Paula Sollami-Covello, Mercer County Clerk 609-989-6464

State of NJ Government
John Corzine, Governor 609-292-6000 Nina Mitchell Wells, Secretary of State Bradley Abelow, State Treasurer Zulima V. Farber, Attorney General Shirley Turner (D), State Senator Reed Gusciora (D), State Assemblyman, 15th district Bonnie Watson Coleman (D), State Assemblywoman, 15th district State Government on the Web: For the most up-to-date listings and information about state services, visit the official web site: www.nj.gov

Federal Government
George W. Bush (R), President Dick Cheney (R), Vice President Christopher H. Smith (R), Congressman, 4th District 609-585-7878 Rush D. Holt (D), Congressman, 12th District 609-750-9365 Frank R. Lautenberg (D), Senator (202) 224-3224 Robert Menendez (D), Senator (202) 224-4744

For more information about the federal government, call 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636) or visit www.FirstGov.gov

Resources for Parents/Families
Catholic Charities 47 North Clinton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08609 (609) 278-4933 or (800) 360-7711 www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org A range of services including: counseling, treatment for substance abuse, emergency services, counseling for child and adult victims of family violence and abuse, and services for the seriously mentally ill. (Also includes a program called “El Centro de Rescursos para Families” which provides a full range of services for the Latino Community) Child Care Connection 1001 Spruce St # 201 Trenton, NJ 08638 (609) 989-7770 www.childcareconnection-nj.org. A child-care resource and referral agency that counsels parents, builds child-care supply, provides referrals, administers subsidy programs, and offers technical assistance. Children’s Futures 28 West State Street Suite 305 Trenton, NJ 08608-1602 Phone: 609-695-1977 See entry in Section1 Children’s Home Society of New Jersey 635 South Clinton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08611 (609) 695-6274 (609) 394-5769 www.chsofnj.org See entry in Section 1 Family Guidance Center 1931 Nottingham Way Hamilton, NJ 08619 609-586-0668 See entry in Section 1. Families In Transition, Inc. P.O. Box 55244 Lawrenceville, NJ 08638 609-393-6082 www.trentonfamiliesintransition.org Dedicated to providing transitional housing & developmental services to allow families to transition from homeless to self sufficient Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition 2 King Arthur Court, Suite B North Brunswick, NJ 08902 Phone: (609) 394-7454, (732) 937-5437 Brenda Tift, Coordinator See entry in Section 1. NJ Parent Teacher Association NJPTA Office 900 Berkeley Ave Trenton, NJ 08618-5322 Tel. (609) 393 - 5004 or (609) 393 - 6709 Fax (609) 393 - 8471 www.njpta.org Parent Education Unit City of Trenton Division of Health and Human Services 222 East State St. Trenton, NJ 08608 Elaine M. J. Reaves, Program Administrator at 609-989-3464. Free early-learning program for parents with children from birth to three years. Planned Parenthood Association of Mercer County 437 East State Street Trenton, NJ 08608 609-599-4881 www.ppmercer.org

Provides reproductive health services, education, counseling, and advocacy. Union Industrial Home for Children 864 Bellevue Avenue Trenton, New Jersey 08618 609-695-1492 www.uih.org A residential program for pregnant and parenting teen mothers and their children and an employment program for noncustodial fathers

path for raising productive children to communicating respect and encouragement. Sessions are held at convenient host sites and during evening hours. The program provides a number of activities and incentives for parent participation. Parent educators also meet one-on-one with parents to address such issues as housing, medical insurance, earned income, youth violence, substance abuse prevention, and school involvement. The program is designed to assist parents with essential tools necessary to meet their family and personal goals. For more information, (609) 989-3464.

PARENTS ANONYMOUS OF NJ, Inc. A self-help organization for parents that aims to protect children by strengthening families.

24-hour stress line: 1-800-843-5437 www.pa-of-nj.org
127 Route 206 Suite 10 Hamilton, NJ 08610

Trenton Loves Children - 21st Century Community Learning Center Program

The Trenton Loves Children (TLC) program is a parent education program for parents of students attending designated 21st Century schools. This program is operated by the City of Trenton, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health in conjunction with the Trenton Board of Education 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The program is comprised of a 15-week Effective Parenting Solutions Program as well as one-on-one parent assessments and intervention. Parents can attend structured culturally appropriate group sessions that focuses on everything from developing a successful

Exploring Trenton Places of Interest
ALEXANDER DOUGLAS HOUSE 165 E Front Street, 08608 (at foot of Montgomery) 609-394-1965 Built in 1766, this small house was the site of the council of war held by George Washington on January 2, 1777, to plan the Battle of Princeton, a turning point in the Revolutionary War. Headquarters of the Trenton Historical Society. ARTIFACT GALLERY 1025 S. Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08611 609-599-9081 Framing and delightful Trentoniana for sale; knowledgeable proprietors THE ART MUSEUM Princeton University Princeton, NJ 08544 609-258-3788 A gem of a museum with world-class collections of choice art from many cultures, periods, and continents. Tours for children 5 years or older given by trained volunteers. ARTWORKS 19 Everett Alley Trenton, NJ 08611 609-394-9436 Art classes, programs, and gallery; a force for art in Trenton. THE CONTEMPORARY 176 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08608 609-392-9727 Open third Sunday of each month, 2 to 4pm. Italiante Victorian townhouse, renovated and maintained by The Contemporary, a federated women’s club promoting Trenton

as a vital urban community and providing services and aid for many community projects. GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE 18 Fairground Road Hamilton, NJ 08619 609-586-0616 A 22-acre landscaped sculpture park and 10,000-square foot museum showing impressive range of sculpture in dramatic settings. KUSER FARM MANSION 390 Newkirk Avenue Hamilton, NJ, 08610 (Entrance also on Kuser Road ) 609-890-3630 February 1 through April 30: SaturdaySunday 11am to 3pm May 1 through November 30: Thursday-Sunday 11 am to 3pm Free Admission In 1892, the Kuser family from New York built this mansion and lived here, first during the summer, then year-round, until 1976. The family was involved in financing many local business ventures including the Mercer automobile and the Trenton Brewing Company. Call about many special events. MILL HILL PLAYHOUSE Front Street (at foot of Montgomery) 609-989-3038 19th-century stone church now a delightful theater. NEW JERSEY STATE HOUSE 125 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08625 609-633-2709 Tours of the State Capitol (on nonlegislative session days only) hourly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am to 3pm; Saturdays, noon to 3pm.

Only Maryland’s State House has been in continuous use longer than ours, which has served as the seat of New Jersey’s government since 1792. A grand historical and architectural monument, recently renovated. Public invited to view legislative sessions from upper galleries. Call for group tours. NEW JERSEY STATE MUSEUM 205 West State Street Trenton, NJ, 08625 609-292-6308 (609-292-6464 for recorded information) Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 4:45; Sunday noon to 5pm. A museum in four sections: archaeology, natural history, cultural history, and fine art. Wooly mammoths, mastodons, and dinosaurs join a vibrant collection of New Jersey flora and fauna; paintings, sculpture, photographs, and furnishings by major artists of New Jersey and beyond describe a rich cultural heritage; temporary exhibitions have appeal for audiences of all ages and ethnic groups. A 400-seat auditorium features educational and performance activities. The museum shop and café alone are worth a visit. NEW JERSEY STATE PLANETARIUM 205 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08625 609-292-6308 (609-292-6464 for recorded information) A 150-seat planetarium features stargazing, laser concerts. NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE MUSEUM River Road (Route 175) between Interstate 95 and West Upper Ferry Road West Trenton, NJ 08628 609-882-2000 ext. 6400 Open Monday through Saturday 10am to 4pm

Displays of confiscated guns, motorcycles, and an interactive crime scene. OLD BARRACKS Barrack Street Trenton, NJ 08609 609-396-1776 Built in 1758 for British troops in the French and Indian War; subsequently used by Hessians in the Revolution, then by the Continental army. Lively first person discussions about life during Revolutionary War. Catch the one on dental care- you’ll be grateful for today’s technology! SOVEREIGN BANK ARENA 81 Hamilton Ave Trenton, NJ 08611 Phone: 1-888-SBA-TIXX www.sovereignbankarena.com The Arena is host to many events including hockey, basketball, concerts, ice shows, athletic events, family shows, trade shows, and conventions. It is also the home of the 2005 Kelly Cup Champion Trenton Titans of the East Coast Hockey League. For a list of events or information about tickets call or visit them on the web. THOMAS EDISON STATE COLLEGE 101 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08625 609-984-1100, by appointment On the second floor of this Cass Gilbertdesigned and Palazzo Strozzi-inspired building is the Prudence Kelsey Room, with fine collections of ceramics. TRENTON BATTLE MONUMENT Conjunction of Broad, Warren, Martin Luther King, Brunswick, and Pennington, 609-737-0623 150-foot granite column topped with a statue of George Washington who launched his surprise attack on December 26, 1776, on the Hessian soldiers occupying Trenton.

Having consistently lost ground battles until Trenton, the Continental regained their momentum to win independence seven years later. James Monroe and Alexander Hamilton manned artillery from this spot. TRENTON CITY MUSEUM AT ELLARSIE Parkside and Stuyvesant Avenues Trenton, NJ 08618 609-989-3632 Open Tuesdays- Saturday, 11am to 3pm; Sunday 1pm-4pm closed Mondays and Municipal Holidays This 34-room Tuscan villa in the center of Cadwalader Park features historic and contemporary exhibitions related to the city. TRENTON THUNDER/WATERFRONT PARK One Thunder Road Trenton, NJ 08611 (609)394-3300 www.trentonthunder.com The Trenton Thunder is a minor-league baseball team and the Double –A affiliate of the New York Yankees. The Thunder play in the Northern Division of the Eastern League. The Thunder’s home field is the Mercer County Waterfront Park. For tickets and additional information, call or visit them on the web. TRENTON VISITORS CENTER/ OLD MASONIC LODGE Barrack and Lafayette Streets Trenton, NJ 08608 609-777-1770 Opened daily: 10am to 4pm An enthusiastic, well informed staff, a plethora of free faultlessly organized brochures describing sites and adventures throughout New Jersey, and a trove of common and uncommon information describe this welcome center. In addition, it is housed on the first floor of the 1793 Old

Masonic Lodge, which is open to the public for inspection. WAR MEMORIAL Lafayette Street 609-393-0871 Since 1932, this theater accommodating an audience of almost 2,000 has hosted dance, music, and theater events as well as official ceremonies. WILLIAM TRENT HOUSE 15 Market Street Trenton, NJ 08611 609-989-3027 Open daily 12:30 to 4pm Forty years after Quaker settlers founded Trenton (then known as The Falls because of the Piedmont fall zone of the Delaware) and 50 years before the American rebels rallied at the Battles of Trenton, this mansion on the Delaware was built as the summer home of a wealthy Philadelphia merchant. The oldest home in Trenton, it is beautifully restored and furnished.

Exploring Trenton
Walks and Tours
Trenton is a delightful city to explore for both children and adults. Like an interesting person, it doesn’t divulge all its character and charms at once, but holds them in deepening layers beneath the surface. A drive along State Street, a stroll through Riverview Cemetery, a survey of the old Coalport section of the City-all open our eyes to Trenton’s riches. CITY TOURS FOUR VIEWS OF TRENTON A Saturday in early April. Sponsored by The Contemporary, a member organization of the NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs, 176 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608; 609-392-9727. Fee $45.00 includes lunch Four busloads of adventurers explore different aspects of Trenton’s life ranging from its ceramic industry to its role in the Civil War to a survey of its three centuries of architecture. The creative, resourceful, and esteemed Contemporary pulls out all the stops. The four tours fill up quickly every year. WALK THIS WAY Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm from April to October. Sponsored by Walk this Way, 940 Berkely Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08618. Leaves from the Trenton Visitors Center, Lafayette and Barrack Streets. Fee $ 7. Call 609-396-9419 or 609-777-1770 A walking tour through Trenton’s downtown, cobblestoned, and paved, covering Trenton’s original 1679 Quaker settlement, the battles on Broad, Warren, and Front Streets, a ten-story skyscraper, and a Bonaparte’s mistress’s grave

WALK THIS WAY also offers special tours such as a cemetery tour and Roebling family history tour. Check newspapers or call 609777-1770. Fee varies

SELF GUIDED HOUSE AND GARDEN TOURS MILL HILL HOUSE/ GARDEN TOURS Early June for garden tour and early December for house tour. Fees varies. Mill Hill, a neighborhood along Mill Hill Park and the Assunpink Creek, features many restored 19th century homes, gingerbread townhouses, charming saltboxes, and others waiting to be restored. Call 609-777-1770 CADWALADER HEIGHTS HOUSE Mid-September. Fee varies. This neighborhood borders on Frederick Law Olmsted’s Cadwalader Park and features some of the grand houses of Trenton. Call 609-777-1770

Exploring Trenton An Eventful Year
Throughout the year, the City of Trenton rocks with events for youth, families, and adults. Those in the following list are only a sampling – and many are free of charge. Maybe you want to join in and perhaps even offer your services to help-volunteers are usually the backbone of these events. For more information, call the phone number listed or the Trenton Visitors Center at 609777-1770. JANUARY Super Science Weekend. Two days of science programs for families. New Jersey State Museum. Free. 609-394-5310 Special Laser Light Show. (laser shows throughout the year) NJ State Museum Planetarium. 609-292-6303 FEBRUARY Washington’s Birthday. Old Barracks Museum. 609-396-1776 Black History Month MARCH St. Patrick’s Parade (Saturday before March 17th) Hamilton Avenue. St. Patrick’s Parade Committee. 609-777-1770. APRIL Trenton Thunder Opening Game (early April). Waterfront Park. Four Views of Trenton (early April). Allday guided “insider” tours of Trenton; sign up early! Sponsored by The Contemporary. 609-392-9727 Trenton Tree Tour Bike Ride (Saturday in mid-April) Sponsored by the City and Isles, (609-393-5656) MAY May Day (1ST Saturday). Old Fashioned family fun in Cadwalader Park. Free.

Sponsored by the City of Trenton. 609-7771770. Preservation Week. (mid-month) A week of activities featuring Trenton’s historical and architectural treasures. 609-777-1770. Sponsored by the Trenton Landmarks Commission. SUMMER MONTHS Cool Summer Cultural Series (June, July, August). Music in neighborhood parks. Sponsored by the Department of Recreation, Natural Resources and Culture, City of Trenton. Call 609-278-COOL. Capital City Farmers Market, Jazz Concerts, and other events sponsored by Trenton Downtown Association, 609-393-8998. JUNE Heritage Days (first Saturday and Sunday). New Jersey’s largest ethnic outdoor festival, food games, music, with hundreds of restaurants, businesses, civic and social organizations represented. Free entrance. Sponsored by the Trenton Downtown Association and the City of Trenton. 609777-1770. CoreStates Classic (first or second Thursday). International professional cycling race. Free Mill Hill Garden Tour (mid-June) JULY July 4th Fireworks and Concert Sponsored by the City of Trenton and Trenton Thunder AUGUST Puerto Rican Day Parade (first Sunday and previous week). A week of activities ending with a great parade from Hamilton and Chambers to City Hall. Sponsored by the Puerto Rican Day Parade Committee TNN African American Parade City Hall

Double Dutch Competition Finals Waterfront Park. Boys and girls ages 7 through 17 are welcomed to participate in the competition. Sponsored by the City of Trenton. 609-989-3342 Fishing Derby. At the Log Basin Pong in Stacey Park. For youth 13 and under. Prizes for the largest, first, longest, etc. Sponsored by the Dept of Recreation. 609-278-COOL. Solidarity Day. In Cadwalader Park. SEPTEMBER Trenton Jazz Festival (date may change) At Mercer County Waterfront Park. Sponsored by the City of Trenton and the Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau. Feast of Lights (Wednesday through Monday after Labor Day). Traditional Italian street fair. Free. Sponsored by the Neapolitan Society. Riverfest, Music & BBQ Rib Festival (late September). Waterfront Park. 609-394-8326 OCTOBER Auditions for Mayor’s Talent Quest (early October). For Juniors (ages 5-11) and Seniors (ages 12-19). 609-599-2491 Trenton Small Business Week (early October). Seminars and workshops for entrepreneurs and others. 609-396-7246 Columbus Day Parade (Saturday of Columbus Day weekend and week before). Sponsored by the Columbus Day Parade Committee. Haunted Halloween in Cadwalader Park (the night before Halloween). Costume parade for the kids 12 and under, accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the City of Trenton. 609-989-3628 NOVEMBER Trenton Historical Society Annual Meeting, lecture/lunch, 609-394-1965 Thanksgiving Day Parade (Saturday after Thanksgiving). City Hall to West State

Street where Santa Climbs a ladder into the State House Sponsored by the City of Trenton. DECEMBER Mill Hill House Tour (first Saturday). Gaslit historic district opens its doors. Sponsored by the Old Mill Hill Society. 18th Century Open House (mid- December, Sunday afternoon). The State House, Old Barracks, Trent House and Douglass House celebrate the season. 609-396-1776 Battles of Trenton Re-enactments (Sunday after Christmas). Both of Trenton’s pivotal Revolutionary War Battles re-enacted. Sponsored by the Old Barracks. 609-3961776.

Trenton and New Jersey Outdoors
Within the boundaries of Trenton are dozens of parks and open spaces that provide recreation for children and families. Basketball, baseball, swimming, soccer, volleyball, and tennis facilities are readily accessible as are bike paths, hiking trails, and stocked fishing holes. In addition to the City’s participation, many other organizations provide outdoor and environmental issues. Report misuse of environment to them. Though some are membership groups, please note that membership is not required to participate in activities. Canal Society of New Jersey PO Box 737, Morristown, NJ 07963-0737; 908-722-9556 Sponsors tours, hikes, workdays, newsletters on canals of New Jersey and elsewhere. A membership organization. Delaware & Raritan Canal Coalition 1108 Princeton-Kingston Road Princeton, NJ 08540 609-924-0714 Protects, develops, and preserves D&R Canal State Park. Delaware and Raritan Canal Commission Prallsville Mills Route 29, PO Box 539 Stockton, NJ 08559 609-397-2000; fax 609-397-1081 A state agency which plans for development of D&R Canal State Park which it manages and protects. Delaware & Raritan Greenway Land Trust One Preservation Place

Princeton, NJ 08540 609-924-4646 fax: 609-924-5577 Land conservancy, dedicated to preservation of open space, throughout central New Jersey. Walks, canoe trips especially of Hamilton/Trenton Marsh. Delaware & Raritan Canal Watch PO Box 2 Rocky Hill, NJ 08553-0002 609-924-2683 Promotes and protects D&R State Park and adjacent areas. Informs public of threats to the aesthetic, historical, recreational, and environmental aspects of the park. A membership organization. Delaware River Greenway Partnership PO Box 87 Frenchtown, NJ 08825 908-996-0230 fax 908-996-0231 www.drgp.org Promotes public and private stewardship of land on both sides of the Delaware River and its tributaries, from the Delaware Water Gap to Burlington. Delaware Riverkeeper Network PO Box 326 Washington Crossing, PA 18977-0326 www.delawareriverkeeper.org Toll Free Pollution Hotline: 1-800-8- DELAWARE Monitors and protects Delaware River and environs; manages a citizen streamwatch monitoring program. Environmental Emergencies 24 Hour Hotline

609-292-7172
Isles 10 Wood Street Trenton, NJ 08618 609-393-5656

Provides technical and organization assistance to neighborhood groups for housing and open space. Field trips along D&R Canal and in local parks. Trenton’s environmental watchdog. New Jersey Citizen Action 85 Raritan Avenue, Ste 100 Highland Park, NJ 08904 908-246-4772; fax 908-214-8385 Lobbies on environmental and conservation issues that directly affect the lives of working class people. New Jersey National Land Trust 22 South Clinton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08625 609-984-1339; fax 609-984-1427 Preserves land through private donations; assures permanent protection and management. New Jersey Sierra Club 145 West Hanover St. Trenton, NJ 08618 A national environmental watchdog with local chapters. Hikes, canoe trips, outings, newsletter. A membership organization. Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association 31 Titus Mill Road Pennington, NJ 08534 609-737-7592 Watchdog and educational organization for the Millstone River and Stony Brook area; classes, field trips, Earth Day celebration, streamwatch program. A membership organization. Trees for Trenton PO Box 508 Trenton, NJ 08603 609-683-0504 Community organization working to increase numbers, care, and appreciation of

trees, especially street trees, in Trenton. Education, protection, reforestation.

The City of Trenton’s Department of Recreation, Natural Resources and Culture organizes sports, games, picnics, concerts, mural painting, puppets, theater and much more throughout the year, especially in the summer. Youngsters could be active everyday! Check the paper, pick up a flyer at City Hall, or call them: 609-989-3628