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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 our inner cities.

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Celebrating Children’s Victories and Successes

What do you categorize as a “success” for your child? What about a “victory”? Is it getting elected class president? Carrying the winning ball across the end zone? Getting accepted to an Ivy League school? Most parents have dreams for their children and help them aspire to being their best. When a fatherless boy has […]

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Imagine this life . . .

A young boy, 15 years old, living in squalor with his 41 year-old mother and 5 siblings (only one with whom he shares a father). He doesn’t remember his father who took off when he was just 5 years old, and his mother doesn’t really care what happens to him. She makes a habit of […]

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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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