Established in 1999, UTEC's mission and promise is to ignite and nurture the ambitions of our most disengaged youth to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success.
UTEC’s nationally recognized model begins with intensive street outreach to reach proven-risk youth “where they are.” Each target youth (16-24, out of school, gang or criminally involved, or parenting) receives up to three years of intensive case management. UTEC provides workforce training through our social enterprises and alternative education through onsite HiSET (GED) preparation. Social justice and civic engagement are embedded throughout, with special emphasis in our organizing and policymaking work, locally and statewide. UTEC’s primary outcomes are: crime reduction, employability, and educational attainment.
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Breaking Barriers to Youth Success