We Are Currently Accepting Referrals!
Pass It Along is now accepting referrals from school personnel and mental health professionals all year round.
Inquiries can be made by calling Karen Baldini, Get Connected Administrator at (973) 229-5067 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Personnel and Mental Health Professionals may fill out the referral form online here, and fax the completed form to (973) 726-9715. Forms may also be e-mailed to Karen Baldini at email@example.com.
Helping Young People Discover and Create Options to Build a Successful Future
Get Connected is a 10-week program through Pass It Along that provides support through workshops and volunteer opportunities to help young people in Sussex and Warren Counties, ages 16-23 with social, emotional or behavioral issues.
- Experience an individualized approach to exploring interests and talents with a focus on developing meaningful connections in the community.
- Establish an individual’s sense of purpose, belonging, foster social confidence and independence by developing a social network through volunteerism.
- Develop confidence and readiness in order to transition to higher education and/ or employment.
Weeks One - Four: Participants meet Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:00 pm., and will have the opportunity to reflect on their strengths, discover the value of service, and set personal goals. Parents and guardians will participate in a single orientation session.
Weeks Five - Eight: Following the four-week workshop, Get Connected participants will select volunteer opportunities from a list of service projects that Pass It Along has organized with Sussex County Community Service Partners. They will volunteer along with other Youth Volunteers and Adult Project Leaders will assist to ensure that the experience is fun and rewarding.
The Get Connected experience will conclude with a Discovering Your Passion & Purpose Workshop. At that time, participants will be asked to reflect on the value of their experience, celebrate the accomplishment of achieving their goals, and identify next steps for success.
Get Connected Development Committee:
Karen Monahan, LCSW
Andrey Byers, LCSW
Debra E. Koss, M.D., FAACAP
Melissa Latronica MLPA
Jeanne Smetana, LCSW
Diane Taylor, Culture Manager, Lakeland Bank
Monica Wilson, MA, CRC, LRC
An extension of Get Connected, Keep Connected is comprised of teens who have completed the Get Connected Program. This group meets once a month continuing their journey of self discovery in a social atmosphere through service projects and social meet-ups.