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At Shoulder To Shoulder, we prepare urban fatherless young men for life. We help at-risk inner-city teen boys become balanced, mature men, breaking the cycle of fatherlessness one life at a time.

Based in Del Paso Heights, a neighborhood with some of the highest rates of poverty and crime in the Sacramento region, our staff and volunteers mentor both fatherless young boys from the 4th grade through high school graduation and their single mother or grandmother. We deliver desperately needed love, support and skills-training to our families in crisis in North Sacramento/Del Paso Heights.

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Set Backs and Breakthroughs

How can you escape when the past has such a hold over you? It’s hard and it’s painful, but in the end it is worth it. For Joel and his mentor Dale, the signs of stress were all too familiar. After having been a mentoring team for several years, Joel’s grades started slipping. He started […]

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Living Life Together

Skiing in Tahoe, catching a Kings Game, shopping for back to school clothes. Normal, right? Something everybody does. Well, no not everybody. Many fatherless boys in the Sacramento region are surviving day to day with few of the activities that most of us take for granted. These boys are more comfortable with drive by shootings […]

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It Takes A Village

We know that it takes more than a single parent to raise a child and the saying that “it takes a village” rings true more today than ever before. In our region, the number of fatherless homes has increased to more than 200,000, putting many our youth at a disadvantage. Statistics show that boys who […]

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