UAY works with young people and their families through PREVENTION and INTERVENTION services to help them reach their goals.
PREVENTION Programming consists of out of school activities that encourage youth to connect and express themselves through creativity.
INTERVENTION Programming offers support, advocacy, counseling, and community referrals to youth and families facing adversity.

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.

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.

 

Our Impact in 2020

Young Parent Program

68

Young Families Received Support

 

102

Children of Young Parents Received Support

Transitional Living Program

12

Homeless Youth Were Provided Safe and Stable Housing

190

 

Average Days Housed

Counseling Program

Youth Center & Arts

345

Youth Attended

Hang Out

2,618

Times at the Swaim Youth Center

3,371

Counseling Sessions Provided to Youth & Families

229

Families

Served

 

Annual Report for 2019-2020

 

UAY Board of Directors

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

Michael Colburn

Head of Adolescent Medicine

University of Iowa

Stead Family Children's Hospital

Eric Goers

City Attorney

City of Iowa City

Micah Ariel James

Outreach and Equity Coordinator

City of North Liberty

Board Chair

Roman Terrill

Sr. Vice President

Integrated DNA Technologies

Vice Chair

Rick Oehler

Commercial Banker

Great Western Bank

Treasurer

Kyle Long

Sr. Portfolio Manager Commercial Banking

MidWestOne Bank

Secretary

Betsy Momany

Research Scientist

University of Iowa

Public Policy Center

Sarah Richardson

Partner

Barker Companies

Carrie Wagner

Chief Development Officer

Wealth Advisor

United Iowa Financial

Natasha Wendt

Realtor

Urban Acres Real Estate