National Mentoring Month


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January is National Mentoring Month. Be sure to check how you can make a difference in your community!

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We Have the Power to Impact Our Youth, and We’re Doing Something About It

UCAN of Memphis is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit public operating organization established in 2006 in Memphis, TN . Our programs are offered in-school, as a youth empowerment program called Blazers and Pearls. Blazers and Pearls is a leadership development program, providing opportunities for character building to at- risk middle and high school students in neighborhood schools and communities in the Mid-South.

Blazers & Pearls

The Blazers and Pearls program offers low-income students ages 12-19 the opportunity to expand their horizons by empowering them to build positive self-respect through group mentoring in the Mid-South. Our focus is social emotional learning, conflict resolution and preparation for college and career readiness.

bullying awareness

We are an Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) incorporates what researchers and practitioners have identified as best practices in bullying prevention and intervention.

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Celebrating 2020 Graduations During a Pandemic

Celebrating 2020 Graduations During a Pandemic

It is supposed to be a time to celebrate and make memories. Family and friends gather to see you reach that milestone. 10 Years down the road, you look back and remember the day you headed to the next grade, finished learning a trade, or walked across the stage to cheers and applause.

Grads of all ages are missing out on celebrating their achievements and reaching milestones.  Students that are leaving headstart, preschool, kindergarten, middle school, high school, trade school, college, and grad school can’t officially have a formal graduation but they can still be celebrated in other ways.  

While Social Distancing, Flatten the Curve on Bullying

While Social Distancing, Flatten the Curve on Bullying Face it, social distancing is difficult.  If you don’t want to stay home, think about your kids! They are cut off from their friends and favorite after school activities.  They are being transitioned to home-based...

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