After School Programs
UFG takes action based on the knowledge that the children of today are the generation of tomorrow. This is why we started an after school art program two years ago. Most children in the urban core only have two adults who know them by name: Their mother and their teacher . This is just not enough in the gangland of today’s urban core. And we know if we don’t show the children a way forward, we know that someone will. Someone will show them how to make money, and someone will show them the hard reality of the street. In Lykins neighborhood, we are not satisfied unless every child has 10-15 positive adults who know every child by name. With minimal resources and borrowed space, we have been able to accomplish this for a few handfuls of kids on a small scale in about a 3 block radius. With your help we can do so much more!!! We must grab a hold of the imaginations of the next generation. We hope that our after school program would expand to touch more kids, have its own space and include things such as robotics, after school gardening, music, multimedia, micro business and more.