Mission & History

Our mission is to equip Trenton’s children and young adults with the skills necessary for:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Life Management
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Christian Leadership.

The vision to create an UrbanPromise ministry program in Trenton became a reality in 2011 when UPTrenton held its first Summer Camp on West State Street. Enthusiasm about the camp was so great that we opened our doors for a free AfterSchool program that same year.  In the fall of 2014, we opened our second site in east Trenton in collaboration with the East Trenton Collaborative. We have continued to operate AfterSchool and Summer Camp, and StreetLeader programs in two locations. In addition, we offer a Youth College Readiness Program, an outdoor experiential learning program, Trenton Trekkers, and a College Scholarship Program.

As we celebrate our tenth anniversary, our goal is to create and maintain programming that allows students the opportunity to progress from campers, to StreetLeaders to college students, all with the support of UrbanPromise Trenton.