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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

Did you know 1 out of every 4 students (22%) report being bullied during the school year. 64 percent of children who were bullied did not report it; only 36 percent reported the bullying. More than half of bullying situations (57 percent) stop when a peer intervenes on behalf of the student being bullied. School-based bullying prevention programs decrease bullying by up to 25%.

Invite us into your school, church or organization to conduct interactive workshops on bullying prevention and educate on identifying the signs of bullying.

• Anti-Bully Program: CLICK HERE

Be the Change - Atlanta, Shelby County Schools,

Career Workshop

• Professional Attire
• Internship
• Resume and InterviewTechniques
• Career Planning

Check out how to prepare for an interview
Invite us to your school or site to present our Job Readiness Program.

Nucor Steel
Memphis Ambassador Program
Neighborhood Christan Center
Memphis Black Expo

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Our mission is to strengthen young adolescents through mentoring, workforce readiness and bullying awareness which will bring forth positive growth in the community.