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Our Mission & Approach

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

We Have the Power to Impact Our Youth, and We’re Doing Something About It

UCAN of Memphis is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit public operating organization established in 2006 in Memphis, TN. Our programs are offered in-school, as a youth empowerment program called Blazers and Pearls. Blazers and Pearls is a leadership development program, providing opportunities for character building to at-risk middle and high school students in neighborhood schools and communities in the Mid-South.

Blazers & Pearls

The Blazers and Pearls program offers low-income students ages 12-19 the opportunity to expand their horizons by empowering them to build positive self-respect through group mentoring in the Mid-South. Our focus is social emotional learning, conflict resolution and preparation for college and career readiness.

bullying awareness

We are an Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) incorporates what researchers and practitioners have identified as best practices in bullying prevention and intervention.


2023 Important Dates

2023 Important Dates

2023 IMPORTANT DATES   “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”– Nora Roberts Greeting Scholars & Parents!! Hope the school year has...

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