Youth Leadership Awards



We can’t say it enough! We always doubt it can get better, but every year our Youth Leadership Awards raises the bar! We appreciate those who attended and contributed to this incredible event that raised over $900,000 for UCAN’s important services throughout Chicago.

Our youth winners, as usual, shined the brightest – click to view each inspiring video below:

2019 John E. Rooney Dynamic Scholar:
Jamya Crayton
UCAN Youth Peace Council Representative

2019 Youth Leadership Awardees:
Gay Dut 
Workforce Development

Brion Williams
Project Visible Man

Evelyn Mondragon
Counseling and Youth Development Services

Jakarie Gates
Workforce Development

Dave Casper accepted the prestigious John D. Nichols Impact Award for his dedication to community and youth in Chicago. View his video HERE.

We also welcomed UCAN alumni from over 20 years back to be celebrated on stage.


It isn’t too late to be part of the UCAN family! You can help raise the bar even further by donating TODAY!