Located at: 176 Cooper Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
Side Door is a free Friday after-school drop-in center open to all Montclair middle school students. The center is chaperoned by adult volunteers from the community, while volunteers from MSU (Montclair State University) and MHS (Montclair High School) serve as mentors and participate in a variety of recreational activities.
Side Door was established 14 years ago to provide Montclair middle school students with an alternative to hanging out in Upper Montclair. Open most Fridays after school lets out, Side Door offers a wide variety of activities to attract and engage middle schoolers and to encourage them to be active.
Pre-registration is NOT required, although it is appreciated – the registration form can be completed online by clicking here. Side Door is free to attend, but donations are welcome, and you can make a donation now by clicking here.
PRESS RELEASE: Montclair Foundation Grant
Side Door at Union Congregational Church is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of the recipients of a fall 2017 grant from the Montclair Foundation. The grant monies will be used to support our ongoing efforts to provide Montclair middle school students with a safe and supervised place to be with their friends on Friday afternoons after school. We are honored to receive the continued support of the Montclair Foundation.
Director, The Side Door