MONTCLAIR, NJ - A search is underway for Montclair community organizations to support the local Side Door program.

For the past 12 years, Side Door has served the Montclair community by providing a supervised place for middle school students to spend free time after school on Friday afternoons. Free and open to any middle school student, a cadre of volunteers help to make this possible.

Community organizers expressed that the program has proven so successful that they are hoping to create a second Side Door program located at the Glenfield Park House.

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Community organizations that have signed on to make this possible are the COPE Center, Montclair Grassroots, Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation (MNDC), the Montclair Police Athletic League (PAL) and Montclair State University. 

If anyone interested in participating in any way, contact Susan Johnson (, 973 744-7424) or Kayla Stepinac (, 973 783-6655).