To keep kids in school by reducing barriers to learning while supporting their social and emotional well-being.

                              


Utica GEAR UP in D.C.
Congressman Richard Hanna last week met with Utica GEAR UP representatives to discuss how the program supports low-income students and their families on their journey to succeed in college and beyond.

The program is a federally funded partnership between Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica City School District, Utica Safe Schools, Workforce Investment Board, Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Oneida County Government, Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, and other local organizations. GEAR UP has helped so many students in our community become academically, financially and socially prepared to enter and complete college.

A quality education is one of the single most important factors in determining an individual's success in life. Programs like GEAR UP help ensure that every child has an equal chance to obtain a high quality college education.

2014 Urban Leadership Institute (ULI)


Utica Safe Schools Healthy Students is currently accepting applications from all youth grades 9-12 for this years Urban Leadership Institute.  The program focuses on instilling fundamental leadership skills to youth and works to empower them to become young leaders in their communities.  To find out more CLICK HERE
2013 ONEIDA COUNTY
GANG ASSESSMENT




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UTICA SAFE SCHOOLS
BUILD A BIKE'S 10th ANNIVERSARY!!!
We are already planning for next years 10th year event!  We need sponsors, volunteers, and bikes to make this our biggest and best year yet!  Click the logo above to take you to our Build A Bike page to find out how you can get involved!
BUILD A BIKE 2014

On May 31st, 2014 we gave away 924 re-built bikes away to underprivileged kids in our community for FREE! Click on Build A Bike Logo above to find out more.
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BUILD A BIKE
THE UNDERGROUND CAFE TEEN CENTER
WE'VE MOVED!
The Underground Cafe' is going back underground!  Effective 5/5/14 we will be running out of our new location at 500 Plant St. in the Plymouth Bethesda Church.  Stay tuned for more updates as we work through this exciting move!


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