HISTORY OF THE UNITED YOUTH OF NEW JERSEY
Kenneth and Charlotte V. Brown
The United Youth of New Jersey (UYNJ) a nonprofit 501(c)(3) youth/community based corporation. The organization has been in operation for over nineteen years working with at-risk youth at the Mickey Walker Community Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey. We are parents to a lot of the members that have gone on to colleges and they are still here for those that rely on us today. We have taken hundreds of youth off the street corners and involved them in positive and productive programs that are still in operation today. In 2010 we opened the 2nd location at Bibleway Deliverance Center, 1149 St. George Avenue in Roselle, NJ on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. We believe that if you have enough positive programs going on for our youth they will not have time to get into trouble and they will be learning in the process.
Kenneth and I are two of the founders of the UYNJ-African Heritage Day Parade that has been held in Elizabeth from 2000 – 2010. To our credit the United Youth of New Jersey is located in the Library of Congress as one of the Legacies of the 21st Century for initiating the 1st African Heritage Day Parade in the City of Elizabeth and Union County in 2000.
Through volunteers the United Youth of New Jersey continues to educate the youth full-time on their rich heritage and origin that so many know nothing about. The United Youth of New Jersey started a television show under UYNJ Productions that gives the young people an avenue to express their talents through film, music and sound.
The United Youth of New Jersey’s motto, which we instill in our youth daily is “Alone We’re Good * But Together We’re Better“. We also have a philosophy “Your Awards Should Never Outweigh Your Deeds.”
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United Youth of New Jersey Corporation (UYNJ)
P.O. Box 2265, Elizabeth, NJ 07207-2265
Phone #: (908) 220-5279 / Fax #: (908) 962-9791 / Email: