Unity Bridge Initiative
Unity Bridge Initiative (UBI) is a US-based, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mission of Unity Bridge Initiative is to break down negative perceptions and stereotypes about African youth through empowerment, education, health and community-based initiatives. Established in 2010, UBI is a currently working within school in the United States and organizations in Ghana and Liberia. UBI has been able to impact over 4,000 youth over the past four years.
Vision: We imagine a continent filled with millions of empowered and educated African youth collaborating to make a difference in their local and global community through leadership, selfless service, and with integrity.
Motto: "Creating new positive mindsets by tearing down old negative stereotypes"
•Compassionate Service: Operate with the understanding that the only way to truly make an impact is to give back through selfless service by giving to a complete stranger without expecting something in return.
•Bridging Cultures: Embracing the backgrounds of Unity Bridge volunteers and the youth we may interact with at all times. Putting aside our opinions and previously held notions can facilitate a better understanding and appreciation of the similarities between cultures.
•Empowerment: Empowering the youth and allowing them to love, accept, and value themselves will give them the ability to believe in a positive and successful future.
•Education: Promoting and creating educational opportunities for the youth to not only to learn and expand their minds, but to also have the ability to return to their families and communities and share that knowledge.
•Leadership: Providing encouragement to the youth in order to motivate them to also become leaders and make an impact in this world.
•Respect: Encourage youth to respect their elders, themselves, and their future. We believe that each individual deserves respect, regardless of the age.
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