Middle Earth Serving Youth for Over 50 Years!

We are passionate about helping youth
realize their potential and develop into responsible adults!


Middle Earth is a nonprofit that has served youth in Somerset County, NJ since 1972. Our caring staff builds trusting relationships with over 1,000 local youth every year to help them make positive decisions, improve academics, volunteer, obtain marketable skills for a bright future, avoid risky behaviors, and develop respect, responsibility and leadership.


We offer multiple programs to guide youth on a path to responsible adulthood, ranging from employment readiness to mentoring to community service.


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“If it wasn’t for the Youth College Readiness Program, I believe I would not have done not my best in high school. Middle Earth helped me step out of my shell, made me become more involved in my community, and also helped me walk the path towards college.”

— former youth who attended YCRP

“I like how Middle Earth is a tutoring, hangout, and fun place all in one. There’s a variety of options and different games, and they give attention to all the children. No one feels lonely or like a burden.”

— former youth who attended JOURNEYS