I can’t believe today is the last day of 2013! It has been a remarkable year. We have seen some highs and lows of the organization but all to which was to help UCAN to grow. It doesn’t stop here, we have bigger and brighter things to connect to for 2014. As I looked back upon this year, we have accomplished many goals and it could not have happened without you! The highlights included:
*Took 5 students to Nashville to visit the Capitol to learn about the state legislatures
*Held a College Tour with local and out of state colleges for students at Memphis Business Academy and the community. Also offered financial literacy for grants and student loans
*Provided educational and prevention services through Dare 2 Dream program to 20 low income youth during the summer
*Nominated Best in Black in category Best Community Service Organization
*Featured teens in commercial for Stop Bullying Campaign
*Provided back to school supplies to 30 students and 2 received laptops
*Partnered with Humes Prep Academy and served 10 girls using the Dare 2 Dream model
*Partnered with Manassas High School focusing on young girls in the Principle Empowerment Group
*Partnered with Neighborhood Christian Center and Volunteer Memphis to help clean up and make a difference in the community
*Over 20 teens participated in the operation Feed the Homeless with the House of Mtenzi and served over 100 homeless
*Partnered with community stakeholders and provided a family of 3 with gifts, bikes, money and educational items
*President Leshundra Robinson featured on TBN Network
*UCAN received Memphis City Council Resolution
What’s in store for UCAN for 2014? Connecting more with the teens, inpsiring Teen of the Month, Fashion which involves builing self esteem and motivation and more seminars to help teens have a successful future. How can you stay and/or get involve? Go online to http://www.ucanofmemphis.org and complete your application on how you can help make a difference in the community. While you are there make a donation to help us help them. Until then, in the meantime, if you know a teen who is inspiring and would like to be featured as a Teen of the Month, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happp New Year!!!