Get SET After School Program

In 1970, Westminster dedicated its church facility to educating children when it opened its classrooms to the Headstart preschool program because we know that the best way out of poverty is a good education.

The award-winning Get SET After School Program has been enriching the lives of children and youth of Trenton for over 27 years.  This program ensures that students grades 1st through 8th will be reading at or above reading level by third grade, Local university and high school students serve as tutors and mentors. Highly nutritious meals are served daily through the federally funded At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program. We have created a loving, affirming, and stimulating environment.


Every weekday from 3-5:45 pm, students from five local K to 8 schools benefit from the program. The typical daily routine includes homework assistance, mentoring, reading improvement through the LitArt curriculum, and activities such as crafts, drama, dance, music, technology, and various recreational options.


Volunteers play a vital role in Get SET's program. Our children and youth love spending quality time with students from Rider University, Princeton University, Trenton Central High School, and Lawrenceville High School.

 A nutritious hot meal is served daily through the federal At-Risk Afterschool CCAFP Program. Get SET is helping to battle childhood obesity, a leading cause of diabetes among children of color.

Parents are also encouraged to attend classes through The ESL School at Westminster. They receive access to information and training in order to more effectively support their child's academic, psychological, sociological, and emotional development.


Additional annual family events are held throughout the year, such as Backpacks and School Supplies Giveaways and the Back to School Carnival with free games and prizes.

  Victoria Gist, Get SET Director

Victoria Gist, Get SET Director