The Committed and Faithful Princetonians (CFP) is a Princeton-based group created to help young people ages 11-18 achieve academic, social and personal goals and overcome obstacles in a safe, uplifting environment.
In 2004, Committed Princetonians was founded by a group of concerned community men who assembled to address a gap in the need for leadership for young men, lead by Lary Spruill. In 2009, Larry’s wife, Fern, recognized that young women also needed guidance and support. With the help of the Princeton University Black Graduate Caucus, the Faithful Princetonians were founded. In 2011, the two groups combined and joined forces with the Princeton Family YMCA.
CFP meets every other week at John Witherspoon Middle School where students welcome and listen to guest speakers, plan and conduct community service projects, and share in discussions about values and choices, with support from parent volunteers.
The group also participates in fundraising activities throughout the year to finance special trips, including an annual camping trip to the Frost Valley YMCA in New York.
The first meeting of the 2017-2018 school year will be Thursday, September 28, 2017.
For more information on CFP, please contact Fern Spruill.
CFP Member Rules
All CFP Members:
- Will be active participants in discussions
- Will be an active participant in planning events as well as seeing them through
- Will participate in a community service activity (we will attempt at least 3)
- Will be responsible for knowing the days and dates of our meetings
Remember: All Committed & Faithful Princetonians receive a FREE YMCA Full-Facility membership, which includes access to the Dodge Gym and the Fitzpatrick Wellness Center. In order to receive this privilege, CFP participants must adhere to the above rules, regularly attend CFP meetings, as well as follow all YMCA facility rules and regulations.
Making Donations to CFP
Please make checks payable to PRINCETON FAMILY YMCA and please add “Committed and Faithful” in the memo line to ensure your gift is designated to the CFP program.
Checks can be mailed to:
Princeton Family YMCA, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
A tax-deductible gift receipt will be provided. Thank you very much for your continued support.