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 and train fatherless young men from the 4th grade through high school graduation. We also deliver desperately needed support and skills-training to single mothers and families in crisis in the Del Paso Heights community.

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The Gift of Literacy

You are lucky enough to be able to read this. Most of the kids we serve can’t… or are significantly behind in their grade level reading. Some alarming news about school drop-out rates: (source: foxnews.com2008) 1.2 million students drop out annually 50% of students drop-out of public schools in the nation’s largest cities Gap between suburbs vs. […]

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Life without a father, or a role model…

This video showcases what our young men encounter on a daily basis: Gritty. Grimy. Drug-infested. And somehow, they’re supposed to thrive in this environment? Without a father? Without a role model? We hope this video offers you perspective on what it’s like to be a young, fatherless boy growing up in Del Paso Heights. We also hope […]

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An Evening To Remember

Our 2nd Annual Igniting Hope Gala was an inspiring event that touched all of our hearts and confirmed once again how important we all feel about living a life that leaves a legacy. We are so proud of each of you who participated and decided to partner with us as we Break the Cycle of […]

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