UFC HAS PARTNERED WITH THE MAYOR'S MENTORING INITIATIVE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE POSITIVE MENTORS FOR YOUTH IN CHICAGO STARTING SPRING 2017.
In 2016, violence among youth was Chicago's highest in 20 years. We need positive programming for young men. UFC's Mentoring Program is an opportunity for youth, parents, and the business community to come together and get involved. The program has three main outcomes; support to achieve positive school involvement, lowering justice involvement, linking the youth with appropriate employment opportunities.
Jerome is a Homeless Youth Services Advisor and OST Youth Services Assistant for Universal Family Connection. He is also an editor and publisher for the Local Business Guide, and member of the Trinity UCC Village Keepers. Jerome's hobbies include organic farming, photography, billards, and bicycling.
Greg has worked with DCFS private agencies since 1996. Currently a Cook County Deputy Sheriff, Greg still finds time to volunteer for Universal Family Connection. He has a bachelors degree in Biological Sciences from Northern Illinois University. His hobbies include comedy, and horoscopes.
Phil is the Information Technology Manager at Universal Family Connection. He studied Information Systems and Analysis at Howard University, and coaches his local youth football team, and Phil has a passion for his community, football, music, and film.
Robert is a Youth Services counselor at Universal Family Connection's TLP Facility. He also provides mentoring for Universal Family Connection's YWFS Program. A Life-long Chicago resident, Robert enjoys football, video games, and working with youth in the community.
Andres is a case-manager at Universal Family Connection. He has worked with children and adolescents since 2013, when he graduated from University of Illinois-Carbondale. His hobbies include eating healthy and going on hikes.
Nick is a CCBYS case-worker and OST Youth Services Assistant for Universal Family Connection. He is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and graduated with a bachelors degree in Kinesiology. Nick is also an assistant coach of a Semi-Pro Basketball team in Chicago. His hobbies include baskeball and writing poetry.
Bernard is a US Armed Forces veteran and TLP Facility manager for Universal Family Connection. He has dedicated his life to the servicing and helping others. Bernanrd holds a masters degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Keith has been a resident of Morgan Park for the past 30 years. He is skilled in computer networking and administration. Keith enjoys traveling, chess, exercise and bowling.
Victor is a Homeless Youth Services Assistant and OST Youth Services Assistant for Universal Family Connection. He has also spent time as a paralegal. Victor has many passions including football, which he played in high school, and helping others.
Marc was born and raised on the southside of Chicago. He is an Intact Families case-manager for Universal Family Connection. He attended St. Xavier University and graduated with a bachelors degree in Sociology. Marc has a passion for his community, which he has served for the past 15 years.
Ken is a YWFS Counselor at Universal Family Connection. He has represented Universal Family Connection on Chicago's Justice Advisory Council. He is a minister at his local church, and has a passion for sports, mentoring, and his community
BECOME A MENTOR today!!
Add your name to this list of dedicated youth mentors by selecting the "learn more" button below. There is nothing more fullfilling than giving back to your community.
Program Contact: Rodney Harris 773-881-1711 ext. 1134