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Community Involvement


UCAN understands the importance of young people volunteering in the community. Young people are increasingly seeking out opportunities to improve the world by volunteering their service to projects they deem to be important. Consider the following data:


• Out of 13.3 million youth, 59.3% volunteer an average of 3.5 hours per week, versus 49% of the adult population volunteer an average of 4.2 hours.

Communities enjoy benefits far beyond the financial aspects when youth contribute to service projects. When youth volunteer, adults tend to volunteer also, resulting in a lifelong volunteer. The community gains a generation of young people who care about where they live and are willing to make a difference in the community. 

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Personal Development


Cultivate capable, open-minded, globally-focused youth, by equipping them with the knowledge, skills and values necessary to successfully adapt to an increasingly complex world. We help them move from dependence to independence and, ultimately, to interdependence. Our program challenges and empowers students by providing them with the confidence, motivation, and enthusiasm necessary to impact their own lives and the lives of those around them.

• Etiquette

• Character Building


• Anti-Bully Program


Memphis Ambassador Program
Be the Change - Atlanta
Shelby County Schools


Career Workshop


• Professional Attire

• Internship

• Resume and InterviewTechniques

• Career Planning

Invite us to your school or site to present our Job Readiness Program.


Nucor Steel

Camp Hope

Neighborhood Christan Center
Memphis Black Expo