Our mission is to implement principles that will transform youth into respectful and responsible adults. We will create an environment conducive to developing life skills, a strong sense of leadership and community amongst UUNIK participants.
Inspiring The Next Generation Of
African American Leaders
Transformation Begins With Education And Results In A Strong Sense Of Community
In Tennessee, it is a very sad fact that 80% of African American children between grades 3rd - 8th are not proficient in reading and math. Moreover, there is a definite link between illiteracy and incarceration; 70% of those incarcerated are in fact illiterate.
That’s why at UUNIK, we begin with a strong foundation in education, preparing our young people to succeed from their current grade, all the way to college. We do this while instilling in them traditional Kwanzaa principles to help build tomorrow’s black leaders and make an investment in the future of our community.
Through our STEAM education, ACT prep courses, cultural and philosophical teaching, we have been able to produce the most consistently high-performance numbers on ACT tests and academic growth for African American prep courses in our area.
We even help students and their parents learn about scholarships for black students in an empowering way. Our goal is to make college a possibility for every young person who comes into contact with us.
Tennessee’s Premier Enrichment Programs For African American Youth
2016 Calling All Females Attendee
"At first, I was hesitant about attending the meeting, but as the meeting started I loved it! Mr. Reggie Jenkins opened a new view in my eyes for “black is beautiful.” I saw myself, my brothers and my sisters as beautiful masterpieces of the community."