Youth development within the UIOW Coalition Exist under the umbrella of the Western New York Young Achievers Award Inc. The primary goal for the Western New York Young Achievers Award Inc is to empower students and former students (the Students) in the Western New York Region, fostering and refining unique and exemplary skills, attributes, expanding social, academic, and economic opportunities. Our goal is to provide resources and opportunities of personal development to students within the Western New York Region who primarily identify as members of minority groups and frequently live in poverty and or low-income households.
We promote and provide opportunities and activities for Students through-out the Western New York Region through direct and indirect financial assistance, and recognize, acknowledge, and promote friendly competition among Students through-out the Western New York Region with regards to academic, athletic, artistic, social accomplishments, and entrepreneurial aspirations by recognizing such accomplishments through ceremonies, media, and both financial and non-financial awards.
Our mission is to promote the social welfare of the Students through-out the Western New York Region and lessen tensions by advocating on behalf students, as well as educating and empowering students to participate, engage and organize for neighborhood issues and other urban issues, and by establishing and maintaining effective communication as liaison between Students in the City and local governments, governmental agencies and departments, charitable organizations and other organizations that provide or could provide services.