Advocacy

 

UCAN often visits Springfield to provide legislators with necessary information about the social services industry in order to vote in the best interest of our employees and the youth we serve. 

 

UCAN’s External Affairs team aims to ensure that UCAN youth have a voice. Their work entails:

  • Advocating for legislature which protects and supports our youth
  • Meeting with elected officials and community leaders, working to educate them on key topics and gain support for both social services in general and UCAN in particular
  • Providing forums for UCAN youth and supporters to interact with, learn from and inform our legislators
  • Serving on committees and in membership groups, supporting our partners and our industry
  • Hosting, working at and attending events to introduce communities and individuals to UCAN
  • Raising awareness about gun violence and how it affects our youth
  • Working with young people to support their advocacy efforts