Serving Urban Youth Through Their Transitions In Education.
Meet Founder and CEO Jeremy Robinson
Jeremy Robinson was born and raised in inner-city San Diego during a time period when gangs, drugs, and violence ruled the streets. He is the 5th child in a family of 7 and the first college graduate. Jeremy is fully aware that this was only possible because of mentors who were there for him in every transition in the critical stages of life. Through reflection of his life and service to the inner-city of San Diego for over 15 years, “Urban Youth University” was formed with a mission to serve urban youth through their transitions in education.
WE EXIST TO SERVE
- AFRICAN AMERICAN YOUTH
- LOW INCOME FAMILIES
- TEEN MOTHERS
OUR SERVICE TO INNER-CITY YOUTH BEGINS WHEN THEY ARE INFANTS TO AGE 5. WE SUPPORT INNER-CITY SCHOOLS TO ENSURE THAT EVERY CHILD IN A PARTICULAR KINDERGARTEN CLASS IS EXCITED ABOUT READING, THROUGH OUR “RUBY RAILROAD” READING PROGRAM.
FROM AGES 11 TO 15, KIDS ARE DISCOVERING WHO THEY ARE AND WHO THEY WANT TO BE. URBAN YOUTH UNIVERSITY BEGINS OUR MENTORING PROGRAM AT THIS AGE TO WALK WITH PRE-TEENS THROUGH THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL CHANGES OF THIS CRUCIAL STAGE OF LIFE.
IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, WE SEEK TO CONNECT THEM TO EVERY RESOURCE PROVIDED IN THEIR COMMUNITY. UYU WILL ALSO PROVIDE TUTORING, COLLEGE PREPARTORY SEMINARS AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.
OUR RELATIONSHIPS CONTINUE WHEN OUR YOUTH GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL. UYU MAINTAINS A RELATIONSHIP OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT, ACADEMIC ACCOUNTABILITY, MENTORSHIP AND ENCOURAGMENT FOR OUR STUDENTS TO STAY THE COURSE IN PURSUING POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.
OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO HELP SERVE EVERY NEED OUR INNER-CITY YOUTH MAY HAVE, SO THAT THEY MAY RECEIVE THE EDUCATION THEY DESERVE, WHILE DISCOVERING THEIR GIFTS AND PASSIONS.
OUR SERVICES AID IN INNER-CITY YOUTH BECOMING HEALTHY, INTELLIGENT, RESPONSPONSIBLE, LOVING YOUNG ADULTS THAT HOPEFULLY PRODUCE FAMILIES OF THE SAME QUALITIES.