Our youth leadership program, Urban University, is open to students in 7th through 12th grades who are committed, willing to give their best, and open to personal growth. Application windows are first extended to students living within the Erie City School District and then to students within surrounding Erie County areas.

Our program consists of three sessions within the year that include summer workshops and afterschool programs engaging students through a variety of hands-on learning experiences.

Youth Commerce

Youth Commerce provides students with diverse hands-on entrepreneurial and business experiences in condensed and micro formats.

Our Recent YC Partners


The UU #commUUnity offers students and their families a positive, safe, and engaging social culture that makes way for personal growth and healthy relationships.

Family Workshops

Grow Getters Gardening Workshops in collaboration with Wild Field Urban Farm

The UU #commUUnity is invited to share the splendor of gardening with new families and friends for the following workshops: June 7th for Planting and Transplanting, July 12th for Plant Care, August 2nd for Harvesting and Salsa Competition, and September 6th for Seed Saving. Workshops will take place from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Wild Field Urban Farm located at 633 East 7th Street. THERE WILL BE NO WORKSHOP COST OR MEAL PROVIDED, however, RSVP is respectfully requested to RoseMarie Croce by the Thursday before each workshop.

Student Showcases and Opportunities

Horsemanship Showcase: Friday, June 17th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Tri-Workshop Showcase: Friday, June 24th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

MAX Leadership Showcase: Friday, August 12th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Family Celebrations

When available, this section contains information related to end-of-session events and holiday celebrations.

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RoseMarie Croce
Director of Youth Ministries

814-452-4421 x226
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