The Unity Care Group Inc. is a community-based, non-profit, youth development agency. Founded with the intent to develop educational and social programs designed to enrich the lives of disadvantaged youth; it is our mission to provide quality youth programs for the purpose of creating healthier communities through life-long partnerships.
We have three primary objectives:
To provide safe, secure and positive living environments;
To educate at-risk youths; and
To prepare our youths to pursue professions chronically underrepresented by minorities.
A disproportionately large number of inner-city youths and children of low-income households are being victimized by the ills of today's society. The once popular aspirations of growing up in a supportive family environment, graduating from high school, attending college, and becoming a contributing member of society have been driven away by the exploding popularity of drugs, gangs and other self-destructive activities.
Those youth who are able to get through the environmental challenges by attempting to better themselves through education and healthy extra-curricular activities are being challenged by yet another force - governmental cutbacks that negatively effect school budgets, reduce the number of after school programs, and all but eliminate weekend and summer recreational programs and job training.
Our long-term goal is to offset the negative and destructive environments they're accustomed to through education, self-management, interpersonal skill building, and by providing them the opportunity to regularly interact with an array of positive role models.
We have maintained close ties with the many young men and women who have graduated from Unity Care. As they move forward in their lives pursuing further academic excellence and professional achievement, they continue to actively take part in Unity Care's programs and serve as positive role models, tutors, and mentors for younger generations.
We believe that by providing a safe, nurturing and creative environment full of social, academic, spiritual, and professional development opportunities we will overcome the stagnation and poverty that have been so dominant in the minority sector.