The mission of Helpself CDC, Inc of Trenton is to promote and develop a sense of self-responsibility, self-awareness and self-confidence in our youth and adults/families in our surrounding communities through academic instruction, personal and career counseling, after school programming, health classes and summer camp.
Our vision is to provide urban young people and their families with valuable resources and options that lead to academic, personal and healthy excellence that promotes individual, families, and community empowerment.
Education, Health & Fitness, Transformation and Efficiency
“Empowering Your Mind, Body and Soul”
In 2002, HelpSelf CDC Inc. of Trenton, NJ was established as a 501(c)(3) program by Pastor Janet L. Campbell and the late Assistant Pastor Diane R. Jones. In December 2016, Dr. Lawrence M. Boyd, III became Executive Director of HelpSelf CDC where his wife, Natasha Boyd also serves as Vice President.
Other programs that HelpSelf CDC hosts include:
- Generation Summer Camp: An eight-week camp that serves 30 inner-city youth. The low-cost program includes field trips, mentoring, learning and healthy food options.
- Tutoring & mentoring program: Participating students receive educational assistance, effective life skills and fitness training Monday through Friday from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. The program reaches high-risk, inner-city youth through music therapy, community service, academic enrichment, and counseling.
- Nutrition education & Fitness Classes: Participants engage in fun, physical fitness by enjoying the camaraderie of team sports (football or basketball). The aim is to promote a healthy lifestyle of physical wellness.
- Monthly community meals and care basket giveaways
- Clothing Giveaways