Founded 2010

UrbanPromise Trenton

OUR MISSION
UrbanPromise Trenton believes in the power of opportunity. We provide urban youth and teens with a chance to believe in and build, a positive future by providing Trenton’s children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership.
OUR VISION
We help young people reach their academic potential, surrounding them with an intentional circle of support that prepares each child to become thoughtful, engaged citizens in their communities.                                                              OUR MOTTO                                                                                                                                                                                            Reach A Child    Raise A Leader    Restore Community

UPT provides FREE AfterSchool and SummerCamp programming for youth and teens at two sites in Trenton. UPT has developed a robust Youth College Readiness Program to assist StreetLeaders in preparing for college. As part of the work with college students, UPT has a dedicated Trustees Scholarship Program that helps students offset college costs to ensure that no students graduate with staggering debt.

UrbanPromise Trenton was launched in July 2011 under the leadership of Carl Clark Jr, one of the first camp kids of UrbanPromise in Camden in 1988, and Phyllis Jones, a long-time UrbanPromise Camden supporter.

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Our Programs

Summer Camps

Serving 189 Girls 
annually since 

AfterSchool Drop-in Program

Serving 105 Children and Youths 
annually since 
  • Tutoring and extra-curricular activities
  • Educational enrichment programs
  • Bible studies, games, and nutritious snacks

StreetLeader Program

Serving 100 Youths 
annually since 
  • Offers employment to Trenton-area teenagers
  • Teens work as counselors, tutors, and mentors
  • Focus on job training, education, and Christian development

UrbanTrekkers

Serving 16 High School Students 
annually since 
It was designed as an experiential outdoor program to complement the academic experiences of our UrbanPromise teenagers through hands-on learning and mentoring where the world is the classroom.
  • focus on cross-cultural experiences
  • historical perspectives
  • environmental awareness
  • community service

Summer Reading Program

Serving 501 Junior High through College Bound Students 
annually since 
The Summer Reading Program provides Trenton-area Junior High School, High School, and college-bound students with:
  • Competent and supportive educators
  • Safe and chaos-free learning environments
  • Expeditionary and experiential learning opportunities
  • Resources to be readily prepared for the college classroom and environment

Melissa Mantz: 609-566-4673


Eric Martin: 609-566-4673

Melissa Mantz: [email protected]


Eric Martin: [email protected]

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Melissa Mantz

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