Educating U4 Life, CDC
Educating U4 Life CDC is a not-for-profit organization in Detroit Michigan with a mission to assist youth and their families to improve their academic skills; obtain their General Education Degree (GED); develop positive and healthy life options through cognitive and behavioral counseling; and achieve financial literacy which will allow them to become an asset to their household, neighborhood, city, state and the world. We realize that youth throughout the state of Michigan have faced life and health challenges unlike any other location in the U.S. This is why we espouse that learning is eternal and adds absolute value to every individual committed to it.
Educating U4 Life CDC is a multi-service organization available to youth and families in Detroit. The State of Michigan Poverty Report indicates that of the 9,702,321 state residents, more than 1,400,000 are living below the federal poverty level. Children under 18 years of age represent 20% of that number. Poverty presents more than just a lack of human resources; it also significantly impacts an individual’s social and emotional intellect. These factors, compounded with the financial burden many residents face can breakdown strong family and community ties. Dedicated to a passion and commitment of service and hope, Educating U4 Life CDC delivers services to youth and families who are seeking powerful breakthroughs for a new start in life.
Educating U4 Life CDC offers programs and services that provide positive alternatives to peer and life pressures including:
Ø Behavioral/ Mental Health Services;
Ø GED Preparation;
Ø Financial Literacy;
Ø Career Skills; K-12 Tutoring, Reading Program.
There is a direct correlation between poverty and feelings of hopelessness and low self-worth. This defeatist attitude impacts not only a child’s academic performance but also their relationships with others. Educating U4 Life CDC has developed effective wrap around services designed to train and teach principles for effective living, for students and their families.
Volunteer Reading Tutor (Volunteer Opportunity)