The MetroLIFE Project provides meaningful support to at-risk youth in need of life transformation through mind renewal.  Having access to specialized resources enables participants to develop self-sustained mental and emotional capabilities in order to navigate life’s challenges without resorting to self-destructive behaviors.  We serve families who seek change, by walking with them through the growing and healing stages of self-help.  We are stakeholders in the Englewood “village” dedicated to walking alongside youth from 10th grade through high school graduation, and on to college or career entry.

The MetroLIFE Project is the relevant, relational, reflective, and responsive approach to reducing at-risk tendencies in youth.  The acronym “LIFE” encourages the individual to:  Live In Freedom Everyday!  The concept of living in freedom everyday is a reminder to program participants to take ownership of their lives and make strategic, healthy decisions that will set them up for future success. Therefore, the simple, yet strong vision statement of the MetroLIFE Project is: “bringing sustainable life transformation through intentional mind reformation.”  

MetroLIFE Program offerings include:

  • tutoring / homework help
  • mentorship
  • physical activity (ie., yoga, MMA, tennis, etc...)
  • community building activities
  • career and college counseling, including college tours
  • community service opportunities
  • emotional support
  • stipends

E-mail or call (201) 408-0121 for more information.

university of massachusetts college trip

university of massachusetts college trip



Applications are being accepted now for upcoming 9th graders to join MetroLIFE.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  For questions regarding the application process, contact Steve Bang at You can download the applications below:

2018-19 Application
2018-19 Information Packet

Send completed applications to Steve Bang at or mail to:

Steve Bang
Metro Community Center
291 S. Van Brunt St, Ste 4
Englewood, NJ 07631

MetroLIFE students serve meals at family promise in hackensack

Metrolife students hang out with master doug after taekwondo

Metrolife students hang out with master doug after taekwondo