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• 95% of our mentees attended college or trade school after graduation.
• After attending the Blazers and Pearls program, survey indicated 98% of high school students stated they have increased their knowledge to be career ready.
• According to school faculty, 85% of our middle school students infractions (behavior/bullying issues) have decreased and their academic achievements have increased while in the program. Each donation provides resources, training and additional capacity for the program. Help us help them.
Our mission is to strengthen young adolescents through mentoring, workforce development, and bullying awareness which will bring forth positive growth in the community.
Welcome to UCAN
Youth Development Organization mentoring middle and high school students in leadership skills for employment and saying no to bullying. UCAN of Memphis is an organization that mentors at-risk behavior students in middle and high school. We mentor boys and girls who have been affected by bullying, low self-esteem and behavior issues which causes low academic performances.
Mentoring & Community Involvement
All youth have the potential to succeed in life and contribute to society. However, not all youth get the support they need to thrive. Build a trusting relationship and become a mentor.
Youth need a purpose in life, positive thinking, goal setting, positive affirmations for self – improvement, and personal growth. Help build our future leaders.
Help prepare our youth for their future by imparting knowledge, positive judgment and well-developed wisdom as they learn social skills, work ethics, and college preparations.
Featured in RSVP VOX Poplar, Tri-State Defender, Daily News, Lipscomb & Pitts, WUMR U92FM, President awarded 2014 S.I.S. Award from Walking into a New Life and Single Successful Moms, Nominated in various categories with Nexus, Best in Black Awards and Volunteer Mid-South.
UCAN of Memphis has impacted 1,123 students in FY16 compared to 250 in FY15. We have supported local schools in programs such as leadership development, mentoring and bullying awareness. We have seen violent incidents drop from 6.38 per day in the 2015-2016 school year to 5.53 a day in the 2016-2017 school year. The total of 963 incidents compared to 1,110 in the previous school year, which had the same 174-day school year. (according to Daily News)
Target demographics: young adolescents to overcome obstacles and improve self-confidence
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,123 students in the Mid-South area
Geographic areas served: the mission of Memphis, TN North Memphis area
Programs: mentoring, workforce development in leadership and soft skills, and bullying awareness and prevention