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Youth Programs

Youth College

Educational Talent Search

Grades: 6-12
When: yearlong
Website / More Info:
Phone: 609-570-3184

Benefit: academic, career, and personal counseling

Educational Talent Search provides individual and group counseling sessions, academic advisement and technical assistance to Trenton youth (grades 6-12) and adults, high school drop-outs, and college stop-outs in the areas of career exploration, educational planning, college entrance examination preparation, admission and financial aid procedures and tutoring, on a limited basis, for the purpose of encouraging and assisting in their enrollment in college. All services are free!


Grades: 7-12
When: July, August
Website / More Info:
Contact: e-mail; phone 609-570-3234

A pre-college program that serves students in the Trenton school district. Students are exposed to a college or university environment, while receiving tutorials, mentoring, and academic and culturally enriching services.

TRIO Upward Bound

Grades: 9-12
When: Yearlong
Website / More Info:
Contact: e-mail; phone 609-570-3155


TRIO Upward Bound is an educational program offered during the summer and academic year for high school students from low-income families; and families in which neither parent holds a bachelors degree. The goal of TRIO Upward Bound is to ensure our students are prepared to be successful in and graduate from a 2-year or 4-year postsecondary institution.

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TRIO Upward Bound


Grades: 9-12
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The purpose of the Very Important People (VIP) program is to supplement the education of students in grades 9 through 12 who attend either The Ninth Grade Academy or Trenton Central High School.

Camps and Workshops

Camp College

Ages: 6-16
When: mid-June to mid-August
Website / More Info:
Contact: e-mail; phone 609-570-3311

Benefit: offers school-age youth an enriching alternative to the traditional summer day camp

  • Camp College provides the widest range of flexible scheduling options.
  • One-week, individually priced full and half-day accelerated study, academic, and recreational programs offer unique opportunities not ordinarily found in elementary and middle school curriculums for children, ages 6-16.
  • Programs include the popular Kids in the Kitchen series, sports, robotics, digital arts, computer science, academic prep, fishing, entertainment arts, and arts & crafts.

Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops

Grades: 4-12
When: June, July, August
Website / More Info:
Contact: e-mail

Benefit: Theater - Dance - Music - Video - Visual Arts
The longest running, most successful multidisciplinary summer arts program in central New Jersey.


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Kelsey Kids Playshops

Grades: K-5
When: Jan. to March; Sept. to Nov.
Website / More Info:
Contact: e-mail; phone 609-570-3566

Saturday morning creative theatre workshops, presented in conjunction with Youth Stages under the direction of Jean Prall Rosolino.

  • "PLAYtime," for students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade, meets on Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m.
  • "PLAYing Around With Theatre," for students in 3rd through 5th grade, meets from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m.