StreetLeaders Make it Work Virtually!

Our StreetLeader team has almost made it through a year of working virtually, and it has been a big success thanks to the leadership of Michael Lovaglio and Elyse Smith. It was a bit bumpy to begin, but teens and staff adjusted.

Our StreetLeader Program is hiring for the 2021 summer season. Work hours will be 10am-4pm Monday through Thursday and 10am-1pm  with Enrichments only on Friday. Hours will be hybrid online and live.

Are you in high school and interested in working as a StreetLeader at UrbanPromise Trenton during our SummerCamp program? Do you like to work with kids? We need outgoing, committed, hard-working teens to join our StreetLeader team. It’s fun and good for you, PLUS you earn money. It will be the best time of your life! 

Download the StreetLeader application.

For more information, please contact StreetLeader Director, Elyse Smith at 609-566-4673.


At UrbanPromise Trenton, teens are employed as StreetLeaders, acting as camp counselors, tutors, and mentors for the children who attend our AfterSchool Drop-In Program and SummerCamp. For many, this is their first employment opportunity, but more importantly, being StreetLeaders keeps these teens off the streets and away from the lure of gangs and Trenton’s crime scene. In addition to job training, they participate in academic enrichment, tutoring, leadership workshops, and college preparation.

100% UPT graduation rate in the city where the rate hovers under 70%. Many of our teens are now enrolled in college.

We believe that an educated child becomes an empowered adult. That is why our goal is to see each and every teen in our program graduate from high school. We have achieved that goal each year since our program started, and many of our teens are now enrolled in college. The graduation rate speaks for itself, and the StreetLeaders report an improved confidence, self-esteem, and hope for a brighter future.
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