HomeWorks Trenton runs a free, community-based, after-school residential program for high school girls in Trenton, New Jersey, where Black and Brown girls can authentically express themselves while receiving academic and social-emotional tools to thrive despite living in a systemically unjust society.
Our Saturday Morning Arts (SMArts) program was founded to establish a community where Trenton and Princeton students can gather regularly to create art together. Trenton students and Princeton student volunteers can participate in one of four SMArts groups: Trenton Youth Dancers, Orchestra, Singers, or Theater.
Upward Bound is an academic program for Trenton High School students that meets year-round and uses classes/workshops to teach life skills and prepare students for college. The program is tuition-free and helps students in college find academic support.
4H STEM Ambassadors is a STEM-focused program encouraging youth to discover, explore and pursue science and research. Students spend a week at Rutgers, engaging in hands-on science activities, conducting their own projects, and exploring campus. Following the kickoff week, students volunteer with other 4H programs as ambassadors.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a year-round mentorship program pairing youth in Mercer County with caring, reliable adults to provide support systems and build one-on-one relationships. Monthly meetings help build confidence, self esteem, and prepare Littles for lifelong success.
Teen Enrichment is a collection of clubs and classes for Mercer County youth to encourage lifelong learning, success in school, and career exploration. Youth can participate daily.
Teen Gold is an ongoing teen development program for Mercer County youth to participate in daily to build vital life skills and succeed through and beyond high school.
Career Launch is a career preparation program for Mercer County teens that meets daily to teach workplace readiness and professional development. The program lasts 12 weeks and students can participate in a 50 hour volunteership upon completion of the program.
PUPP is a rigorous academic and cultural enrichment program that supports high-achieving, low-income high school students. The multi-year, tuition-free program prepares participants for admission to and success in highly selective colleges.