Irvington NJ Youth Safe Haven Program
Township of Irvington
1 Civic Square West
Irvington, NJ 07111
Executive Director: Dawn Martinez
Program Director: Andrea McPhatter
The Foundation is pleased to once again be partnering with Irvington to deliver mentoring and advocacy services to youth. The new Youth Safe Haven will operate out of Parkway Recreation Center adjacent to Berkeley Terrace Elementary School. In addition to an experienced director, all other civilian staff will be certified teachers and the police will be providing an officer that is experienced with youth, problem oriented community policing and the Youth Safe Haven model.
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Click here to read the story about the program by Richard Khavkine of the Newark Star-Ledger
Click here to hear Mayor Wayne Smith talk about the importance of mentoring at the National Conference of Mayors.
Jihadah Sharif , a volunteer mentor for the Irvington Youth Safe Haven program, helped the program youth develop material for Kick Butts Day, to help keep young people from smoking. Click here to read the Star Ledger story.