Providing academic enrichment, leadership development, and community engagement opportunities.
Executive Director, Debbie Ramsey and Youth Board Member, Ghadir Smallwood team up to raise money to build Unified Efforts, Inc., a youth center in the Penn-North community (Baltimore, MD).
Today, we are preparing to provide a well-deserving community a safe place for children to learn, grow and succeed. We invite your help to build an out-of-school time center for Baltimore's youth.
Design and Rendering by Sandra Vicchio & Associates, LLC
We listen to our youth to ensure we have an authentic and strong relationship: Key to our success. Our students receive academic support, new career paths opportunities, paid internships, a format to have their voices heard without judgment, and a peaceable environment that is conducive for them to create and grow into civic-minded adults. Our print publication, I BelongMagazine.com, provides our teens with marketing, advertising, public relations, and branding protection experiences.
North Star Baltimore is a student-led program of Unified Efforts, Inc. Our Northstar logo designed by TBC, Inc. Baltimore, MD. The North Star is the brightest star, in Ursa Minor, at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper. The northern axis of the Earth points towards it, and to keep from getting lost the North Star is used in navigation and astronomy. As a youth-led organization, we trust our youth to lead the way in discovering paths to sustainable peaceful resolutions.
"Following the North Star - guiding our youth in the right direction"
In Memoriam, Tayshawn Nathaniel Michael Walker: One, of UEI's earliest out of school time students. Tay was instrumental in launching UEI's first New Career Paths Paid Internship Program in collaboration with our partner, The Baltimore Blast Soccer Team.
UE's mission is simple: reduce summer learning loss. Provide specialty, multipurpose and academic programs for students year-round to minimize academic loss when school-aged children are out of school for extended times. Our programs and activities include financial literacy, free dental screenings, aviation-aerospace, cooking with whole foods, athletic activities, the arts, writing, swim lessons, certified swimming instructors, and bullying prevention activities.
Meet Rayelle Cato. One of UEI's earliest students (2014) Today, Rayelle is a first-year student at Bard College, NY