Unity Christian Fellowship, Inc.
A Youth Development Organization
Thank-you so much for visiting our website.
We pray all is well with you and your family during this unprecedented globe community pandemic. Mentoring our youth is critical and more important now than ever before in this rapidly evolving situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MENTORING MATTERS MORE NOW THAN EVER BEFORE AS WE SETTLE INTO THE NEW REALITY OF SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCE.
RETHINK Mentoring Engagement: As a result of the Governor’s Executive Order where he issued the stay at home order that prohibit gathering of large groups. UCF Youth organization introduced to our youth the virtual Zoom Cloud based platform. Our first two youth engagement meetings were extremely successful! The exposure experience was extremely effective, students and families enjoyed the mentoring engagement experience using ZOOM.
The theme for our Future Leaders - WHAT WILL THE OTHER SIDE LOOK LIKE FOR YOU AS WE COME OUT TOGETHER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF COVID-19?
(Remix: What will be your “Performance & Achievement Plan” for your goals on the other side of the health crisis.
We will forever be changed and the challenge for our students is to think broadly about their “performance and achievement” plans for their personal vision, goals and future. UCF will continue to inspire, uplift, encourage and help young people reach their potential. UCF will conduct youth engagement twice each month on the second and fourth Saturday using Zoom platform throughout the pandemic season.
The most commonly reported symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and pneumonia. If you believe that you have contracted COVID-19, call your healthcare professional.
Although there is no vaccine available for COVID-19, there are steps you can take to reduce your chances of contracting or spreading the virus. Make sure you are frequently washing your hands, covering your nose and mouth while sneezing and coughing, avoiding contact with individuals who are sick, isolating yourself if you are sick, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
During all of UCF community engagement events " the health and safety of our students, families and supporters will always be our top priority.
Covering you and your family with prayers for illness free and safety!
Dear UCF Family and Friends,
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT
“Building Youth Success: Changing the Landscape and Leveraging Opportunity” continues to be our theme and commitment. The expectation is that our young people will grow into responsible, civic-minded adults who will make a positive contribution in their homes, schools, community and society.
Since 2007, UCF proudly serves families and young people with its year-around enrichment youth development program. Our focus continues to be intentional about making a "greater impact" with engaging parents, young people and the community to work together to connect students to “positive” youth development enrichment activities year-around.
SHOUT OUT: We especially want to thank our community volunteers, parents, students, local churches, fraternities, sororities, our county educators and other like-minded organizations.
GIVING CAMPAIGN FOR UCF SCHOLARSHIPS:
Three years we began the “end of the year” GIVING Campaign appeal. Gifts of any size truly makes a difference in the lives of our students. In the pass due to the generous contributions we have been able to conduct a FREE Community SAT/ACT Boot Camp, Community STEM Day and help serious minded students with attendance at the annual Dream Chaser College Tour to North Carolina.
We humbly ask you to sow financially and support our End-Of-Year Giving Campaign with a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE Donation.
We count on your generosity to help UCF “pay-it-forward” by sowing financial gift in any amount. UCF is committed to working hard to raise up the next generation of youth leaders. We partner with parents and the community to focus on three objectives: Teach our students life skills, educational strategies and leadership!
We are counting on your generosity to make a difference locally in the lives of our young people.
Please support UCF with a tax-deductible donation. You may sow financially by:
PayPal link: located at www.ucfinc.org, OR MAIL CONTRIBUTIONS TO
NEW ADDRESS: 20203 GOSHEN ROAD #104, GAITHERSBURG, MD 20879
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PayPal "Home Team Initiative": Join the “Home Team Initiative”: contribute monthly via PayPal.
This initiative encourages patrons to financially sow into our youth development organization monthly. The goal is to expand the base contributors and prospective members, teammates to partner in our efforts to change the lives of our students. You can make a contribution any amount and as often as you can on line at www.ucfinc.org by accessing web site and go to “Contribution” Pay Pal Link.
If you have friends and family you believe would consider supporting UCF, please forward this email or provide their names and addresses to us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, we thank you for your generosity. We are counting on your compassion and generosity to help make a difference in the lives of our youth, their family, and our community. Make UCF your not-for-profit organization for tax contribution gifts of any size and any amount makes a difference in the lives of students.
Donald Williams II, (Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired)
UCF Youth Development Organization
NEXT UCF Youth Engagement Meeting using ZOOM will be:
SATURDAY, May 9, 2020 @ 11 a.m. (Wellness – Physical Fitness)
THEME: NAVIGATING COVID-19 SUCCESS W.A.L.K. (Wellness, Access, Leadership, and Knowledge)
When: This Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 11 a.m.
What: UCF Virtual Lunch
Where: This meeting will be held by video teleconference
– Raising Up Next Generation of Young Leaders
Please click here to access the video teleconference.
Zoom Meeting: Password ( 2o&R.k30 )
1) UCF Youth Development – Guest Speaker:
Coach Free Palmer (Wellness – Physical Fitness) - 20 Minutes
2) Dr. Gilberto Zelaya (Director, Board of Election) - 20 Minutes
3) Paul Geller, Montgomery County Board of Education – At Large - 10 Minutes
4) P.J. Gregory, PERFORMING ART Show & Tell - Talent SHOWCASE (5 Minutes per student)
IN THIS SESSION OUR STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGE TO PLAY THEIR INSTRUMENTS, SPOKE WORD, READ POETRY, SHOW DRAWING AND DISPLAY THEIR PAINTINGS AND DESCRIBE THE WHY AND MEANING
NEXT UCF PARENT Engagement ZOOM Meeting:
TUESDAY, May 12, 2020 @ 7 p.m. (PARENT WELLNESS - CHECK-IN)
THEME: NAVIGATING COVID-19 SUCCESS W.A.L.K. (Wellness, Access, Leadership, and Knowledge)
Zoom Meeting: Password (965175)
1. AGENDA (Moderator: ED REED)
a. Mr. Everett Davis (MCPS, Director, Student, Family and Service in the Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement) (20 MINUTES)
b. Dr. Gilberto Zelaya (Director, Board of Election - VOTE PROCESS)
Questions and Answers (20 MINUTES)
May 23, 2020 @ 11 a.m. (Youth Engagement Meeting)
SAT/ACT Boot Camp using Zoom platform. Scholarship SEARCH WORKSHOP and Strategy Development with
Carla Dickerson “known as Scholarship Lady”– TBA
Nourish Now Awareness - 300 Meals Distribute in Community TBA
STAY SAFE, STAY ENCOURAGE AND BE SMART!
“Building Youth Success by Changing the Landscape and Leveraging Opportunities"
About Unity Christian Fellowship
Thank you for visiting Unity Christian Fellowship, Incorporated’s (UCF’s) website. We hope that you will feel our excitement as you visit the many locations on this site. We are very active in the community with like-minded organizations that are concerned with youth development and promoting student success.
UCF is a 501(c)3 non-profit community-based, premiere youth development organization that focuses on developing youth through enriching activities throughout the year. Since 2006, our youth organization has continued to successfully nurture, assist, and link young people to their destiny. We were founded by a group of Christian friends who turned what we naturally do for the community into an organization that works with young people of all ages.
Our mission is to promote student success and “change lives in the community one student at a time” by exposing young people to positive experiences that they otherwise would not have. We do this by teaching educational strategies, leadership and life skills that enable them to make wise decisions throughout their middle and high school education.
The members of UCF intend to serve as a catalyst in the community. And our students are expected to become responsible, civic-minded adults who will make a positive contribution in their homes, schools, community, and society. In that light, this marks the second year that students have served in leadership roles within the organization.
We have formed a strong circle of supportive adults to help students navigate life's daily pitfalls, deal with the challenges of adolescence, and successfully manage their academic requirements in school. We teach our students to consistently strive for excellence in school. We want all of our students to improve their academic performance before they graduate from high school so they will have options and a successful path forward--be it college enrollment, vocation/trade schools, or careers in the military, federal service or private sector.
UCF also awards scholarships to eligible students who are highly motivated, demonstrate a commitment to community service, perform successfully academically, and have leadership potential. Eligible students must have actively participated in the Aim High in Life Educational and Life Skills Program for a minimum of one year. The scholarships are funded primarily through UCF’s Annual Scholarship Dinner and private contributions.
President Barack Obama's Community Leader Volunteer Service Award
Recipient of the 2016 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Service Award
Nancy Dworkin Award
Montgomery County Commission on Children and Youth awarded UCF the Nancy Dworkin Award for Outstanding Service to Youth in Montgomery County at the 27th and 31st Annual Community Award Ceremony Reception (2013 and 2017)
Youth Leadership Excellence Montgomery County Award
Xi Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated awarded UCF its 2013 Youth Leadership Excellence Montgomery County Award
Citizen of the Year Award
Mu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated awarded UCF the 2012 Citizen of the Year Award
Top 30 Nominee of the 2016 John C. Maxwell Leadership Award Nominator for the Posse Scholar Program