Get Connected

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

School Personnel and Mental Health Professionals may fill out the referral form online here. Forms may also be e-mailed to Karen Baldini at

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.

Participants will:

  • 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 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.

Weeks Nine - Ten: 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.

You can fill out the referral form online here.

Get Connected Development Committee:
Karen Monahan, LCSW
Kelly Bonventre 
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

Keep Connected:
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.