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Here at United Youth Movement, we like to help provide opportunities and support to youth and young adults. Our board nominates scholarship candidates and we extend a helping hand. Here are some of our recipients. If you would like to nominate a local youth or young adult, please email us at Donations make this possible! Please consider donating for our cause. 

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Help us congratulate TJ as our 1st recipient of the UYM Helping Hand Scholarship.

TJ recently passed his real estate license exam, which he worked really hard on and has accepted a position with a local real estate company.


TJ plans on applying the $750 scholarship money towards starting his very own LLC. The skies the limit for this young man and we look forward to seeing his growth in real estate and entrepreneurship.

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Tori and Mogan

Morgan Evans presented Tori with a $1,000 UYM Helping Hand Scholarship. Tori is a Junior in HS, a running start student and has a part-time job. 

Tori says “this is an amazing gift that I feel so fortunate to receive. Thank you all so much!” She plans to use the scholarship to offset the costs associated with running start at South Puget Sound Community College. 

Keep up the great work Tori!!! We look forward to seeing you grow as an individual, academically and professionally.

Our co-chair, Len, had the honor in presenting our last Helping Hands scholarship for 2021. Alex is the recipient of a $750 scholarship. We at UYM are extremely proud of Alex and wish him the best of luck in following his entrepreneurial dreams and aspirations.

Here is Alex’s story:

Good evening my name is Alex. Currently I’m 20, I will be 21 soon. I am currently working part time, also working on my own business which is something I want to do full time! My business name is AOH Clothing. I’ve always wanted to help people regardless of what it was and clothing is a way to do that. What I would plan to do with the scholarship is create more opportunities for myself by investing all of it into my business. That’s things such as making ads, creating a bigger stock with apparel, and getting the opportunity to create my own website. ~ Alex


Board member, Morgan, presented a Pierce County Youth doing big things with a $1,000 check. We are very honored to be a small part in Dominique’s life journey. Here is her story:

Hello United Youth Movement,

My name is Dominique and I am pursuing my dreams as an interior designer. I am currently a running start student at Tacoma Online and attending Clover Park Technical College. I have been studying interior design for two years now, along with working a part-time job.

The story of how I became interested in interior design is quite funny actually. When I was younger, around 12 or 13, I would play Minecraft with my cousins and design buildings and interiors on a video game. I never knew playing video games would make me develop such a love for designing interiors of spaces but I couldn’t ask for a more fun and hands on profession.

If I receive the scholarship money I’m planning on using it to pay for fees associated with my program, which has been approximately $500 a quarter. I will also use the scholarship money to pay for textbooks and materials associated with my program. I thank you for consideration and hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you for your time,  ~ Dominique

Our operations manager, Trisha, presented a $1,000 scholarship check to a local youth working hard towards meeting her goals. We are honored to have a small part in helping Sammy meet her educational goals. Here is her story:

I’m currently a senior at Timberline High School, as well as a SPSCC half time running start student working towards earning my associates degree. My plan is to finish at SPSCC to get my AA by the end of fall of next year, and work towards becoming a dental hygienist afterwards. As of right now I’m registered to be taking MED103, and it will be my first steps towards my future career interests. If I were to receive the scholarship, I would use it towards my fall quarter tuition of next year to finish with my AA.

Thank you for your consideration!

~ Samantha


Our board member, Angel, presented a $1,000 UYM Helping Hands scholarship to a wonderful youth doing big things.Here is Talaya’s quote


Luck comes when consistency, hard work and opportunity meet”. Thank you United Youth Movement for considering and awarding me! I plan to use the funds to cover my running start fees next semester at SPSCC and my judo training camp in Tahini, French Polynesia ~ Talaya

Please help us congratulate this amazing young man who is our latest recipient of a $1,000 UYM Helping Hands Scholarship. Kimsann is a graduate of River Ridge HS now attending WWU. Please see his testimony below. 

“ Wow!!! Thank you for this opportunity. My plan is to use the money towards my college. College is really expensive so I've been taking loans for it. This money will help me pay for books, school supplies and housing costs.” 

We at UYM are extreamly proud of you Kimsann and we look forward to seeing you accomplish your educational and personal goals. Keep up the great work!!!


CONGRATULATIONS to our latest recipient of a $1,000 UYM Helping Hands Scholarship….Gabriel “Chip” Brown!! Please see what Gabe had to say below:

“I go to Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO. I play football here as well. I am pursuing a criminal justice degree with a focus in Law Enforcement. My future plans are to try and make it into the federal side of Law Enforcement. I plan on using it towards school expenses which include books as well as traveling to and from school.”

Keep up the great work Gabe Brown! We at UYM are very proud of you!! We also want to applaud you in receiving a 4.0 GPA this last semester. 

Help us congratulate Lizzy for receiving our last Helping Hands scholarship of 2022. Lizzy is a 2020 graduate of River Ridge HS and has recently began taking classes at South Puget Sound Community College. Lizzy plans on using the money for school expenses. We at UYM are very proud of you Lizzy!!! Keep up the great work!!


“Imani is an 18 year old recent HS graduate, c/o 2023. She has just entered her second semester of her college career. Imani is highly intelligent and recently made the Dean’s list. She is majoring in psychology with plans to become a licensed mental health counselor. Recently, she had the ability to complete class papers and assignments using an older laptop which had screen damage and cracks to the top however, it eventually became difficult to use and is a necessary tool for college students. Fortunately, Imani was blessed with a laptop through United Youth Movement’s Helping Hands as a scholarships recipient! Having this laptop will aid her in completing class assignments, research papers and access to the campus portal. Imani is honored to receive this opportunity and extends her gratitude as she continues to work toward degree completion. Thank you United Youth Movement!!” 

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