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Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 By UFC

When our youth struggle in school or in a specific subject, we do what it takes to get them the proper support so that they can succeed and thrive in their education. Over the last year, 56 of our education students have received individualized tutoring and the outcomes are exciting!

– 56 youth received 1428 …

Monday, January 23rd, 2023 By UFC

In December, we put on holiday parties for our Education and Pathways youth and their loved ones. There was music, games, festive food, a caricature artist, face painting, and much more! This year, every one of our youth received a gift of their choosing. Making sure each of our kids feels seen, cared for, and …

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023 By UFC

This past Saturday, our education program staff led the 6th-12th grade scholars through our annual “New Year, New Goals” event. The workshop allowed youth to explore what it means to “dream big” and turn a “dream” into a “goal” by creating a S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound) goal. Afterward, our middle and high …

Tuesday, December 20th, 2022 By UFC

On Saturday, December 17th UFC hosted a Candy Cane Lane walk-through for UFC participants, alumni, and their children and caregiving families. This was a joyful and fun-filled experience where attendees got to see each other, say hello to Santa & Mrs. Claus, enjoy some holiday music, collect snacks and gourmet cookies, and choose a holiday …

Tuesday, December 20th, 2022 By UFC

Last month, several Friendsgiving gatherings took place virtually and in person across both the education and housing programs. Youth, staff, and even some caregivers gathered to share what they are grateful for in this season, and simply reconnect and enjoy each other’s company through group activities, games, and food.

Some of our youth do not have …

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 By UFC

A heartfelt thank you to Shari, Jojo, Brooke Friedman, and our Education program staff for hosting a special boutique shopping experience in the Antelope Valley called the SheStyles Event!

SheStyles first started when the Freidman girls began collecting clothing during the pandemic and developed a rewarding way to connect young women facing hardships with clothing that …

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 By UFC

To celebrate Halloween, Pathways staff and residents got together virtually to have some spooky fun.

To kick off the night, everyone participating was asked what their superpower would be if they had one and why. Each resident answered uniquely. Some said they’d have regenerative powers, telekinesis, and the ability to teleport or time travel. After the …

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 By UFC

Recently, 25 pathways residents were celebrated for successfully completing the program. We are excited to announce that 75% of the youth moved out of their pathways apartment and into stable or permanent housing! The remaining 25% have secured safe living accommodations and are continuing to seek stable and permanent housing with the continued support of …

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 By UFC

We want to thank our NextGen board for putting together college care packages for our incoming freshmen! These care packages were put together with love and included many useful goodies like pens, notepads, hand sanitizer, gift cards, toothbrushes, and snacks. Thanks to this team, our students will feel more prepared for this new, exciting chapter …

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 By UFC

On September 24th, our education team held a Hispanic Heritage Month workshop for the 6-12th grade scholars. Youth who attended the virtual event learned about the history of Hispanic Heritage Month, beginning with legislation signed into law in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson, to the expansion from a commemorative week to a month-long recognition …