Ujima Youth Program

Ujima: The principle of collective work & responsibility

Pass the truth to the next generation. Teach them early what we learn late.

The Ujima youth program combines elements of leadership, academic achievement, culture awareness, and self-care. We assist adolescents to find their agency, develop a growth mindset, learn avenues for career aspirations while being given the space to explore!

The Father’s Group offers weekly fun, nurturing, and engaging environment for students to grow and learn after school. Ujima curriculum helps inspire important life skills and instill confidence, fostered by caring volunteers and educators.

Our Winter 2024 sessions will begin on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at the Deschutes County Library with classes beginning at 3:00 PM and lasting until 5:00 PM. If your child has never attended, please pre-register below so we will be ready to properly welcome them!

The sessions we have planned for this semester are dynamic, interactive and ready to spark the imaginations and whimsy of our students! 

If you would like your child to be involved and would like more information, please contact us on the form below!

Our Winter 2024 Semester Classes

Haircare: Maintaining Your Crown – February 7, 2024

Discussions on products, tools, things that damage your hair, shampoos, protective styles, how to detangle, and style demonstrations w/Stylist Tosha Thompson!

High Desert Museum Field Trip – February 14, 2024
Join us on a return trip to The High Desert Museum!

Mt Bachelor Field Trip – February 21, 2024
Bundle up, everyone! Time to go SNOW SHOEING at Mt Bachelor!

Better Photography – February 28, 2024
We welcome Vamanos Outside back to Ujima for another amazing photography class! 

A Tour of Two Labs @ OSU – March 6, 2024
We will join Ujima’s resident tutor Mr Skylur on a tour of two different labs at OSU with some hands on activities!

Unofficial Logging – March 13, 2024
Time for the kids to toss some Axes at Unofficial Logging! 

Beadwork Workshop – March 20, 2024
The Father’s Group’s very own Natashia James will be conducting a beading workshop class! Students will learn some intricate crafting during this class!

Click Below to View/Download our latest Program Flyer

Pre-Register for the Ujima Youth Program

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Please select “Ujima Youth Program below and click “Register”

Would you like to Contribute to furthering our mission to the education, mentoring and enrichment of our community? Please consider donating to The Father’s Group! Click here to contribute:

P.O. Box 5008
Bend, OR  97708 

Tax ID: 84-2691067


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