Education & youth development

We empower our youth


The Austin Area Urban League Education & Youth Division works earnestly to develop innovative programs to support academic achievement, civic involvement, and the physical and emotional development of children and youth. The signature programs of the Austin Area Urban League Education & Youth Division, which include early childhood education, post-secondary success, and youth leadership are designed to help achieve the NUL empowerment goal of assuring that every child will be ready for college, work, and life by 2025.

"Every American child is ready for college, work and life."


Grades 6-12

Project Ready

The Urban League’s signature Education and Youth Development (EYD) program which helps 6th-12th grade students progress academically and intellectually, benefit from cultural enrichment opportunities, and develop an attitude that positions them well for success during and after high school.

Ages 16-19

The Urban Youth Empowerment Program

The UYEP Project seeks to support and nurture youth between the ages of 16-19 through workforce readiness skills and opportunities that will cultivate their soft skills development.

Ages 18-22

Emerging Professional Collegiate Movement (EPCM)

Beyond Project Ready, and before students are eligible to enter the professional realm via YP chapters, there are no programs or initiatives that exist to support students in the process to prepare for work and life. This leaves a wealth of college-aged leaders (Ages 18-22) disconnected from the Austin Area Urban League. The Austin Area Urban League Collegiate Movement serves to empower emerging professionals by providing enhanced support that will prepare college students for work and life in their post-collegiate endeavors through a myriad of opportunities.`

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