How is the Urban League engaging youth in their communities?


Youth Leadership Summit


Now in its 22nd year, The National Urban League Youth Leadership Summit engages high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from across the country and, over four days, immerses them in a unique educational and developmental experience. The Summit exposes youth to national leaders, college campuses and career opportunities, as well as facilities the development of skills needed for success in college.

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Urban Youth Empowerment Program

The Urban Youth Empowerment Program (UYEP) – a Signature Program of the National Urban League (NUL) – started as an innovative demonstration to provides work readiness preparation, internships and on-the-job training to youth ages 16-24 who are not in school and are seen as “at-risk.” The goal of UYEP is to reduce the risks that these young people face, such as long-term unemployment and incarceration.

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Success Stories

Erica Myers, Executive Director/CEO of Fosterpreneur, has been a client of the Raymond V. Haysbert Sr., Center for Entrepreneurship (Haysbert Center) since its inception in 2016. Since becoming a...
Thanks to the Urban League Ms. Walker no longer sleeps in her car and she was able to get off the street. Below is her letter of thanks, in her own words: Today I, Latasha Walker, walked into the...