Youth Development Programs




Through alliances and collaborations formed with like-minded individuals and organizations, we will endeavor to maximize the intrinsic potential of at risk young people by:

  • Enabling them to thrive and reach for personal excellence and academic success
  • Supporting, undergirding and where necessary, supplementing an effective family base
  • Promoting and providing opportunities for positive engagement within their communities.

Current Programs

This year's race will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014.  For the 4th year in a row we 

2014 Light the Way

for Our Youth

Annual 5K Race

Adopt-a-School Program: Collaboration between local churches to provide tutors and mentors to the Lincoln Bassett School.

Gang of Dads Mentoring Program: Collaboration between the New Haven Family Alliance and the Greater New Haven Help Alliance to provide male mentors to New Haven Youth between the ages of 8 and 18. 
Summer Youth Initiative: Collaboration between Help Alliance, Youth-at-Work, and local businesses/non-profits  to provide “much more than a summer job” to New Haven youth.    


We are a faith-based organization. As such, we believe the Shalom of God (i.e., completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord) are the result of prayer, hard work and effective collaboration. In order to see the level of Shalom increased within the Greater New Haven Community, we have endeavored to forge alliances with whomever common ground can be found. This will involve our working with both religious and secular organizations.


What We Believe..

"There are two questions that we have to ask ourselves. The first is ‘Where am I going?’ and the second is ‘Who will go with me?’”

~ Howard Thurman

Collaboration