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United Action for Youth (UAY) is a nonprofit organization which has been supporting young people and families in Johnson County and surrounding areas since 1970.

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We are an LGBTQ Safe Zone.

About us

Our Mission

Nurturing the potential for all youth to create, grow, and succeed.

Our Vision

Our vision is one in which young people and adults work together in partnership to create a safe and healthy community.

Impact

Our Impact in 2023

Young Parent Program

68

Young Families Received Support

 

102

Children of Young Parents Received Support

Transitional Living Program

50
Homeless Youth Were Provided Safe and Stable Housing

190
 
Average Days Housed​

Counseling Program

Youth Center & Arts

322
Youth Attended 
H
ang Out


2,591
Times at the Swaim Youth Center

4,115
Counseling Sessions Provided to Youth & Families


314
Families Served

Annual Report

Annual Report for 2019-2020

Board of Directors

UAY Board of Directors

Sarah Richardson

Partner

Barker Companies

Carrie Wagner

Chief Development Officer

Wealth Advisor

United Iowa Financial

Natasha Wendt

Realtor

Urban Acres Real Estate

Michael Colburn

Head of Adolescent Medicine

University of Iowa

Stead Family Children's Hospital

Eleanor Dilkes

Former City Attorney

City of Iowa City

Eric Goers

City Attorney

City of Iowa City

Micah Ariel James

Outreach and Equity Coordinator

City of North Liberty

UAY’s Board of Directors meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm over zoom. Meetings are open to the public.

Board Chair

Roman Terrill

Sr. Vice President

Integrated DNA Technologies

Vice Chair

Rick Oehler

Commercial Banker

Great Western Bank

Treasurer

Zara Wanlass

Co-Owner and Business Manager

Alli Center, LLC

Secretary

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