Youth Development

Early Childhood Action Day: Voice Your Concerns About Education

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May 12, 2015
On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, we invite you fellow advocates, educators, parents and other supporters to voice your concerns about education in Harrisburg, PA for Early Childhood Action Day.

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, advocates, educators, parents and other supporters will gather in Harrisburg, PA for Early Childhood Action Day. Attendees will visit with state legislators to voice their concerns about childhood education. The event's Kick Off ceremony will begin at 9:30am and allow attendees to meet with members of Governor Wolf's administration. Speakers will also begin at 9:30am. The rally will take place in the Capital buidling and will begin at 12:30pm.

Teenshop Inc. 5th Annual Shoes for Life

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April 25, 2015
UAC Program Partner Teenshop Inc. hosts its 5th Annual Shoes for Life community service project Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11am-2pm. Shoes will be issued on a first come, first served basis, so arrive early!

On Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11am-2pm at the Berean Presbyterian Church on Broad & Diamond Street, Teenshop Inc. will host its 5th Annual Shoes for Life community service project. This program provides free new and gently worn shoes to men, women and children on a first come, first serve basis. In addition, girls going to prom can receive designer shoes from national and local celebrities with a school ID. Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine will also be performing free foot exams.

City Hall Honors Teenshop Inc. for 30 Years of Service

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May 7, 2015
Congratulations to UAC Program Partner Teenshop Inc. for celebrating 30 years of phenomenal community service mentoring and developing adolescent girls into leaders.

On Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10am in Room 400 of City Hall, Teenshop Inc. will be honored with a resolution celebrating their 30 years of community service. Teenshop Inc. is a mentoring program designed to develop adolescent girls into leaders through an innovative series of life skills workshops, community service and college tours. Since 1985, Teenshop Inc. has expanded to Los Angeles, California and currently has three chapters throughout Philadelphia. For more information about the Teenshop. Inc.

1st Annual Rad Awards 2015

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April 18, 2015
UAC President & CEO Sharmain Matlock-Turner has been nominated for Rad Connector of the Year at Rad-Girls.com first annual Rad Awards. Join her Saturday, April 18th and celebrate this tremendous honor.

On Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 7pm-10pm, the first annual Rad Awards will take place at The Dreaming Building to honor women who inspire others in the fields of technology, media, culture and business. We are excited to announce UAC President & CEO Sharmain Matlock-Turner has been nominated for a Rad Connector of the Year award. This celebration will be hosted by Rad-Girls.com, a digital platform for spirited females who are constantly achieving, innovating, and inspiring. It is an ongoing conversation between empowered women.

Coca Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship 2015

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March 31, 2015
Do you know of some awesome teens? If so, nominate them today and they may receive mentoring from Steve Harvey and a $5,000 scholarship.

Do you know a high school student between the ages of 13-18 who is in need of a college scholarship? Coca-Cola is now accepting nominations for their 2015 Pay It Forward program that includes a $5,000 dollar scholarship and a mentorship with Steve Harvey. The Pay It Forward program is desined to help teens to reach greater heighhts, providing a three-day mentorship, leadership, and networking opportunity at the Pay It Foward Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.