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LUCY Outreach

LIFTING UP CAMDEN’S YOUTH

Mission & Values

At LUCY Outreach we empower our youth on their journey to become community leaders by providing programs that offer a safe haven, and support their educational, social, emotional, and physical growth.

Respect – We listen with empathy and respect, and treat each other with kindness and dignity.

Resilience – We are passionate and tireless in pursuit of our mission to help youth to persevere through all obstacles.

Safety – We provide safe spaces and experiences that enhance the social, emotional, and physical well-being of the youth.

Empowerment – We believe youth have boundless potential and we invest in them to create a brighter future for our communities and our world. 

Inclusivity – We celebrate the diversity of the youth, and provide access to opportunities where they can explore and apply the power of their unique experiences. 

 

Program Overview

LUCY Outreach offers multilingual, culturally responsive services to Camden County youth ages 7-28+ and their families of a low income.

Cultural
Cultural
Inclusivity and social justice workshops, retreats, support groups, cultural festivals and outings and museums
Educational
Educational
College prep, graduate mentor program, tutoring, life skills, leadership and job training
Leadership
Leadership
Youth Advisory Council, leaders in each programs opportunities to take initiative at home and at school.
Service-oriented
Service-oriented
Civic responsibility classes, local service days, annual immersion trip to the Mexican Border, community panels and more.
Social
Social
Developing a healthy mind, body and spirit in social interactions and peer relationships
Afterschool Program

Afterschool Program

Ages 7-14
Monday - Friday 2:30 - 6:00 PM
Youth Night

Youth Night

Ages 12-19
Tuesday & Thursdays 6:00 - 9:00 PM
LUCY littles

LUCY littles

Ages 7-11
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 - 8:30 PM
College and Career Academy

College and Career Academy

Ages 12-19
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30 - 9:00 PM
Open Gym Basketball

Open Gym Basketball

Ages 12-19
Wednesdays 5:30 - 9:00 PM
LUCY Bikeshare

LUCY Bikeshare

Ages 10-19
Sundays 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Youth Leadership Advisory Board

Youth Leadership Advisory Board

Ages 12-19
Mondays 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Haven LGBTQ+ Support Group

Haven LGBTQ+ Support Group

Ages 12-19
Every third Wednesday 5:30 - 9:00 PM
Summer Program

Summer Program

Ages 7-19
8-week daily programs in July & August, plus immersion trips
Alumni Support Services

Alumni Support Services

Ages 18-28+
Every third Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Featured Stories

Eddie
Eddie
Youth Night Program Graduate

“There are so many things that I want to do in life. LUCY has let me know that I can accomplish them all. To me LUCY means family, hope, future, and guidance. When I am there I feel like I am surrounded by family. We encourage each other, both youth and staff, to do better. I know LUCY doesn’t stop after I graduate from the program. They will make sure that I succeed by helping me whenever I need them.”

Kayla
Kayla
Youth Night Program Participant

LUCY is home. It’s been everything in my life since 4th or 5th grade. It’s helped me through family challenges, gets me out of my comfort zone, meet new people and new relationships, and has developed me into a great leader and presence in my community.

Yoresmi
Yoresmi
Youth Night Program Graduate

“I am 24 years old now. I joined LUCY at 16 years old. At the time, I had already been exposed to drugs, gangs and violence throughout Camden. Many of my friends and family fell victim to this life. I decided to obtain a Criminal Justice degree in hopes of joining the police academy and eventually continuing my education. I recently graduated from Rowan College of Burlington County, completing my final semester in Human Services. LUCY has made all the difference in my life, supporting me not only through some rough high school years, but through all my young adult milestones after I graduated. THANK YOU LUCY for inspiring me to do for others now. I love you guys!”

Melvin
Melvin
Youth Night Program Graduate

“LUCY gave me so many opportunities that I wouldn’t have been able to have without them. They exposed me to countless programs, speakers, trips and overnights that shaped the way I see the world and impacted how I live my young adult life and what I want to do, which is serve and help others in my community. Before I became involved I was painfully shy and quiet, without many friends or activities to get involved in. After joining, I slowly came out of my shell slowly by surely. I have made so many friends and always have a place to go where I can be heard and stay involved with my city. Currently I’m part-time with the Camden Police Department but I hope to be fulltime with them soon. This past year I participated in the training to become a volunteer and pay it forward to new, younger youth. They will benefit from LUCY’s love and support, as I did.”

Lakiesha
Lakiesha
Parent of Youth Night Program Participant

”I’m so grateful for LUCY, which has given my daughter and I a fresh start, time and time again. LUCY is a blessing to us and our lives daily, and we are so grateful for the relationship and the impact you’ve added to our lives. You are breaking negative cycles and improving the lives of so many. We love you guys!”

Get Involved

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Learn About LUCY's Impact

See how LUCY supports Camden’s youth and their families, and the resources that make that possible.

What the people are saying about us:

Shafi (Mashrurul) Chowdhury
Shafi (Mashrurul) Chowdhury
2023-10-13
I attended this place for a community service project event at my job. The staff and hospitality was fantastic!
Edward Crespo
Edward Crespo
2023-06-24
Don't n ow anything about this 0lace just pass through there I quess it's what it reads outreach for those whom need help with personal issues .
Divine MzNik
Divine MzNik
2023-05-24
Great place for the City's youth
ModernfoldStyles, Inc.
ModernfoldStyles, Inc.
2023-02-24
The team at LUCY Outreach is caring and welcoming! ModernfoldStyles was honored to be able to partner up with Modernfold and donate 2 Acousti-Seal Premier panels to the LUCY Outreach’s beautiful facility and support their mission in providing community services and resources for the local youth of Camden, NJ. We are proud to be able to contribute to an incredible organization!
Middalya Cabrera
Middalya Cabrera
2023-02-13
It's a wonderful program for the kids. They offer an after-school program, youth program, summer programs, and more. Just visit the website and you will be amazed at how much they offer for the kids from Camden county.
Alberto Rojas
Alberto Rojas
2022-12-07
El mejor lugar para los niños y jóvenes.petsonal calificado amable responsable y atención exelente

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