UKANDU Corps is an 8-week program for 12 to 16-year-olds to come together and create meaningful service initiatives to better their shared community.
At bi-monthly meetings, August - October, participants meet to hear from guest speakers, learn about service opportunities, collaborate, and ultimately create a service initiative of their own.
UKANDU Corps (UC) was conceived by our Executive Director and inspired by his own experience in volunteering at UKANDU. It is in our DNA – heck, it’s in our name! – to remind people that “You Can Do!” a lot in life, no matter your challenges. When we see our efforts have a positive impact on someone else’s life and on the world around us, pride and self-worth flourish.
Young people see the world in wonderfully unique ways. We believe bringing emerging leaders together to identify and address a need, not only makes a positive impact on our shared community, we know how empowering volunteer service can be. While Camp UKANDU and other UKANDU programs facilitate this growth and learning in critical ways, UKANDU Corps aims to draw on the powerful experience and self-confidence that comes by serving others. UC will bring together impassioned young people, aged 12-16, cultivating connection and understanding between peers with diverse backgrounds and unique lived experiences. Emerging leaders will come together to identify a need in their community, and with the support and guidance of professionals and volunteers, better the community we all share. These initiatives WILL be chosen by the participants and may include fundraising for a group or cause; 'hands-on' service action; or advocacy or awareness for a group or cause.
Support UKANDU Corps
All UKANDU programming is 100% free to participants. We rely on contributions from our generous donors to continue providing hope, joy, and connection to families impacted by childhood and adolescent cancer.
*As a 501(c)(3), UKANDU is a non-partisan organization and cannot take action on behalf of or in opposition to a political candidate or any specific legislation.