LUCY Outreach

LIFTING UP CAMDEN’S YOUTH

LUCY Outreach offers multilingual, culturally responsive services to Camden’s youth ages 7-28+ and their families.

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.

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

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

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. 

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. 

Click below to explore our youth programs. We have offerings for all ages, year round, as well as continuous support for LUCY Graduates.

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
This program is currently unavailable
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!”

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