The CYMP Program serves Mercer County Youth between the ages of 14-21 who are in the custody of the Division of Child Protection and Permanency or are active with a New Jersey Children’s System of Care provider and reside in Mercer County.

Program Objective

Develop and maintain a group of adult volunteers who are willing to mentor youth who are at risk due to a history of abuse and neglect.

Program Mission

Our mission is to empower youth to reach their educational and professional goals.


We envision a community where every youth experiences a nurturing one-to-one relationship which in turn allows each of them to develop their full educational/employment potential and make informed decisions as involved members of their community.


Youth will be assigned to a mentor selected and matched to the youth’s needs and interest.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Youth between the ages of 14 and 21 residing in Mercer County
  2. Youth must be referred by Division for Child Protection and Permanency or a New Jersey Children’s System of Care provider and reside in  Mercer County.


To make a referral the case manager should

  1. Complete the referral document online then fax to Shiloh CDC
  2. Be sure to include the youth’s current Transition Plan
  3. Click here to access the CYMP Referral Document and complete the document online.
  4. Fax the CYMP Referral Document AND the youth’s DCP&P Transition Plan to

Capital Youth Mentoring Program

Please direct all questions to: 
Jeneya Richardson, Program Coordinator
p: (609)392-0034
f: (609)392-0295