Creating a Positive Learning Atmosphere

For the Educational, Cultural, and Social Development of Children

Creating a Positive Learning Atmosphere

For the Educational, Cultural, and Social Development of Children

Creating a Positive Learning Atmosphere

For the Educational, Cultural, and Social Development of Children


Affordable After-School and
Summer Programs

The Martin Luther King Youth Center (MLKYC) in Bridgewater, New Jersey serves the community by preparing and empowering future leaders. We do this by providing quality, affordable after-school enrichment and summer camp programs.

About Us

Our facility was originally opened as a recreational youth center in 1972. It served as a safe haven for diverse children in the neighborhood to keep them off the streets. Over time, the center expanded to include educational and summer camp programs on a sliding income scale. It was meant for children from low-income families, who would not be able to afford such services.

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Addressing Issues

During the pandemic, not all parents have had the option of working from home. At the Martin Luther King Youth Center, we exist to solve problems in our community. We achieve this by:

  • Providing a safe place for parents to leave their children while they are at work.
  • Help our kids with academics through tutoring.
  • Expose the children to extracurricular activities that will enrich their cultural, social, and developmental experiences.

Our Mission

The Martin Luther King Youth Center serves our community by providing quality affordable after school enrichment programs and summer camp designed to prepare and empower future leaders.


Services We Offer

We take pride in being able to provide daily stability and consistency in a structured environment for children. Here, we are able to provide them with services such as:

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Tutoring and Homework Assistance

We want to be able to develop and enhance the math, reading, and writing skills of our kids. To do this, we help them with their homework through tutoring.


Extracurricular Activities

When the kids are finished with their homework, we conduct extracurricular activities with the use of computers and arts and crafts. This is a big part of our highly anticipated summer program.


The Home Away From Home

To help our kids feel more comfortable and at home, we provide them with snacks and dinner. We also offer to take them home at the end of the day.


Our Commitment

The MLKYC is here to answer the call to serve the underserved. We are committed to fulfilling the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, by creating a positive learning atmosphere for future leaders. To do this, we provide high-quality after-school and summer camp programs for children in Bridgewater and its surrounding communities.

Operation of MLKYC During The COVID-19 Crisis

We are open and follow the CDC guidelines.


On-Going Homework Support

The Center would like to continue supporting the families and the enrolled children in the MLKYC program. We do understand that all the children are receiving plenty of homework and at times they may need assistance. We are gladly here to help. If you need us, please email the Director, Rajni Chopra, at and she will put you in touch with a staff member.

Get in Touch

To learn more about what we do, feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.