25th Anniversary Fall Benefit

On September 12, 2015 at 5:00p.m. Young Scholars’ Institute will hold its 25th Anniversary Fall Benefit Event. The event will be held at Grace Community Church, 700 W. State St. in Trenton. This will be an evening of communal thanksgiving for 25 years of service to the Trenton community. Enjoy solo artists and group performances as YSI staff take time to say “thank you” for your continued support. There will be a free-will offering.


2015 25th Anniversary Celebration Gala

Enjoy a festive evening and help us continue to serve students in the Trenton, New Jersey area. This exciting event will be held Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Wyndham Garden Trenton in Trenton, NJ from 7:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Tickets for this event are $85.00 each. Our celebration gala will include fabulous food, dancing, a silent auction and live entertainment.

Your support will help Young Scholars’ Institute continue to provide  innovative programs in the Trenton area.  To become an event sponsor, purchase a ticket, purchase an ad in the souvenir journal, contribute a silent auction item or donate to YSI, please contact Danea Dutton, Interim Director of Development at 609-393-3220 x3301 or ddutton@youngscholarsoftrenton.org

You may submit your camera-ready ad to ysigalaevent@gmail.com and make checks payable to:
Young Scholars’ Institute
349 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08618


“25 for 25” Campaign

YSI was established in 1990 as a year-round, 501(c)(3) non-profit, after-school learning center that provides educational, cultural and recreational activities for students in grades Pre-K through twelve.  More than 15,000 students have participated in YSI programs since its inception.

Young Scholars’ Institute needs your help to continue its service to the community.  Please support our “25 for 25” campaign. Send contributions in monetary denominations of 25 in celebration of our 25th anniversary ($25.00, $250.00, $2,500.00, $25,000.00, etc.). Your contribution will enable us to continue to provide quality programs and to make improvements to our facility. Help us prepare generations young scholars.

You may make checks payable to Young Scholars’ Institute or make your tax-deductible contributions online at http://www.youngscholarsoftrenton.org/WP/donations/.  Let us know if we may include you as a “25 for 25” donor in our publications.
Current YSI programs include:

  • One-to-one tutoring
  • Summer Enrichment Program
  • Pre-STEM club
  • Art Explorers
  • SAT/ACT preparation
  • College tours
  • College Admissions/Financial Aid
    and Career Planning Workshops
  • Financial Literacy
  • Reading Adventures with the Deltas
  • Career Speaker Series
  • Pre-school (free)
  • Mathlectics
  • Toastmasters Inc. (public speaking) club
  • Toy drives and food/clothing giveaways

We hope to hear from you soon.  If you have questions, please contact Danea Dutton,
Interim Director of Development at 609-393-3220 x 3301.


Welcome to the newly streamlined website for Young Scholars’ Institute (YSI). We are pleased to better communicate all of the wonderful programs and events YSI provides for area students and their families.  We are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year with a variety of events and initiatives, such as our Celebration Gala in October and our “25 for 25” fundraising campaign which is ongoing.

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