It was one of the toughest decisions of my life. I felt like a video game character when they get a game over screen and they have to choose continue, or new game. Instead of attending grad [...]
"The program is an amazing opportunity to engage with passionate youth who are shaping our future."
"Coming to United Roots every Tuesday with my business partner and receiving REAL support through mentors, Seminars, and being an environment with other like minded youth trying to create change, rather than just being told to accomplish my goals, meant a lot to me."
"The Youth Hub Fellowship is an innovative solution to major systemic issues. Because of the skills I've gained in this program I feel confident in my economic future and my ability to create lasting community change."
"This program has changed my life. I finally have the resources and confidence I need to succeed with my social enterprise. I gained so much i just can't wait to implement what i learned."
“Through this program, I've been able to shift my thinking from planning to work for someone to valuing the capital of my skills enough to invest time in building up myself”
“This Program has taught be about utilizing my physical capital & human capital to its full potential understanding that we all can help each other excel. There's so much we want to do alone but so much we can accomplish together.”
"The Youth Hub Program gave me an incredible opportunity to share the knowledge I've gained starting my social enterprise while connecting with other amazing social innovators."
"There were many time i felt like the youths were my mentors, Showing me what determination, inovation, heart & soul is. I'm honored to have been able to know & work with youth leaders of the community."
Luis Montoya, founder
A youth-led media production company that employs youth to create high quality media for the community at an affordable price, while mentoring their peers in media production skills.
Hope Lehman, founder
A social justice enterprise that honors the legacy and culture of women of color in the United States through wearable art products and community consulting.