Middle Earth Serving Youth Since 1972

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 well over 1,000 local youth annually to help them make positive decisions, avoid risky behaviors, obtain marketable skills for a bright future, volunteer, improve academics, and develop respect, responsibility and leadership.


Whether it’s your time, money, or support, we would love to have you partner with us! You can have a big impact!


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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