Youth Champions

Youth Champions are a core, committed group of monthly donors.

Be a Hero!

You can provide teens with access to the support systems they need to thrive! A monthly recurring donation is the best way to support Middle Earth and make real change in our neighborhoods. Your monthly gift pays for valuable youth programming, including afterschool care for 3rd-6th graders, college preparation for high schoolers, employment readiness, youth mentoring, life skills education, as well as our three Community Youth Centers.

Make one monthly gift today, and know your charitable giving is in place for the entire year – no further action required and no added stress in December.

Check out this video to find out why our donors support us!

The Impact of Your Gift

$5 per month can provide the college application fee for a deserving high school senior
$10 per month can provide 12 students admission to an educational field trip
$25 per month can provide one month of activities and supplies at our Community Youth Centers
$50 per month can provide a paid internship stipend for one youth in the employment readiness program

Reasons to Become a Youth Champion


Monthly donations can be made from your bank account or credit card. You can increase, decrease, or stop your gift at any time.


You’ll be joining a group of donors committed to building a bright future for the next generation. Together, we will make long-lasting improvements to children’s lives.


Donating a lump sum at once can be hard, but as a Youth Champion, you can make a monthly contribution that fits your budget and adds up to make a big impact!


We can all use a little more good news! You will get bimonthly emails that show how your donation is being put to work with real-time updates from our programs.

Monthly Giving is Impactful!

The ongoing support of our monthly donors ensures that Middle Earth has the resources in place to respond to emerging needs for youth in Somerset County. You can be a part of impressive results in our local neighborhoods like these:

Frequently Asked Questions

How is my monthly donation used?

Your monthly gift pays for valuable youth programming, including afterschool care for 3rd-6th graders, college preparation for high schoolers, employment readiness, and youth mentoring, as well as our Community Youth Centers that are open during non-school hours for positive recreation and constructive activities. Our community’s children are very impressionable, and some are on the verge of adulthood — your support helps steer them away from a path leading to risky behavior, and instead guide them on a course towards becoming responsible adults that are productive in our community.

What amount enables me to become a Champion?

You can become a Youth Champion for any amount you like! Even more important than the size of your donation is the commitment you are making to providing regular support each month. Whether it’s $5 or $50 per month, you can rest assured knowing that you are supporting programs that have a deep and long-lasting effect on children, families and entire communities through a flexible and cost-efficient method of donation.

How can I stay up-to-date on the impact my gift is having?

As a Youth Champion, we know that you have a strong vision and commitment to children so we want you to stay connected with the work and impact that your donations are helping to achieve. You will receive regular email communications from us highlighting news, client stories, and information. We encourage you to join us on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn to stay connected and engaged via social media. In addition, visit our website, as it is always being updated with the latest information.

What are my payment options?

The easiest and most cost-effective way to become a Youth Champion is by using our online donation form to set up payments from your bank account or credit card. Your donation will always be processed on the day of the month that you originally set it up. For example, if you signed up for monthly donations on November 19th, then future payments will always take place on the 19th of the month.

Can I change the amount of my donation after I sign up? What if I need to stop my monthly donation?

Yes! It’s easy to increase, decrease, or stop your contributions at any time. Simply contact us at

Is my credit card or bank account information secure?

Yes! We take your privacy and security very seriously. As a result, we have contracted with one of the most respected online fundraising platforms. Your personal information is securely stored in a DonorPerfect Online CRM database. DonorPerfect utilizes Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption and multiple security checks on both the server and user side to ensure all data is completely protected. Click here to learn more about DonorPerfect Online security procedures.

When will I receive my tax receipt?

We will send you a tax-deductible receipt every January. This receipt will record all of your donations to Middle Earth for the entire calendar year.