How we got started
Uniting Our Youth, Inc. (UOY), organized in June 2008, is an IRS-designated 501 (C)3 non-profit organization in the District of Columbia. of Uniting Our Youth, LLC (UOY) located in Ward 5 and Ward 1. UOY is a recognized Washington, DC based nonprofit organization whose mission is to combat juvenile crime by providing life-readiness and social aptness skills to the youth of Washington, DC.
UOY provides hands-on support and guidance. Throughout the last few years. We have implemented programs such as one-on-one mentoring programs. UOY have gone into the schools to work with counselors on student attendance and monitoring. We brought volunteers into the program that introduced our youth and young adults to such training as resume writing, college tours, social behaviors, mock job interviews and more. We have young adults that have had run-ins with the law and who have had jail time to lecture on time and life behind bars. We also host the Summer Job Youth Programs; we had the Police Chief and other officials visit our program to joined us in mentoring our young adults and youth and discussion consequences of unlawful activities; we have partnered with other local organization to introduce our young folks into various science and mathematics activities to include: (1.) Learning environments that are challenging and personalized for each student. (2.) Mentors that are used as role models and advocates for students (3.) Students who are behind in school receive academic support by way of tutors (4.) Daily contact helps to identify struggling students who need early intervention.
Meet Clarence Miles Executive Director
Prior to the inception of Uniting Our Youth in 2008, Mr. Miles worked with community advocate organizations as a Youth Director/Outreach for the Alliance for Concern Men of Washington, DC. He served as Youth Counselor at Sasha Bruce Youthwork’s Bruce House a 24-hour youth emergency Safe House; a Program Monitor for Catholic Charities’ Saint Elizabeth 801 Homeless Shelter and a substance abuse counselor for Mulumba House. Mr. Miles also served as a mental health counselor at Community Connection and Life Stride.
To end the cycle of violence through compassion, education, mentoring and models of success one child at a time.
Our vision is a DC community where youth and young adults have the requisite knowledge and skills to become progressive civic citizens, neighbors, and leaders in their neighborhoods and in their lives.
At Uniting Our Youth, community engagement involves the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources between the residents, youth and young adults and the public and private sectors to:
- Enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity.
- Enhance curriculum, teaching and learning.
- Prepare educated, engaged and responsible citizens.
- Benefit the community at the local, regional, state, national, and global levels.
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Meet The Team
Our Board Of Directors
Composed of leaders from the local community, the board of directors is involved in both shaping the direction of Uniting Our Youth as well as assisting in the direct activities our participants are involved in.