United Action for Youth
1700 S. 1st Avenue
Suite #14
Iowa City, IA 52240 Map
Phone: (319) 338-7518

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Nurturing the potential of all youth to create, grow and lead.

1012752_10152750551849084_3172839685674541488_n.jpgOUR VISION

is one in which young people and adults work together in partnership to create a safe and healthy community.


  • Respect: Treating each person with Unconditional Positive Regard
  • Excellence: Providing quality programming
  • Collaboration: Building constructive partnerships to achieve our goals
  • Integrity: Maintaining trust with those we serve
  • Stewardship: Using resources respectfully


In 1970, United Action for Youth (UAY) opened the door to opportunities for all teenagers and parents in Johnson County and surrounding counties. In the three decades since then, we have continued to open doors to create futures bright with hope and promise.


Today UAY offers an incredible array of stimulating programs to over 2,600 people annually, serving young people and parents.

At a time when youth look to their friends to define themselves, UAY is a safe place where young people from all walks of life can be silly, thoughtful, outrageous, or sad. They can try new things, make friends, explore their talents, share their skills, and start defining the adult that each will become. They can partner with caring adults, who encourage, teach, and give honest feedback.

UAY also opens the doors to parents at a challenging time in their child’s development. Parents can come to us worried about what their teens are doing with their free time, or with concerns about the problems of other teenagers in their child’s school. Our promise to parents is that UAY will offer stimulating activities in an alcohol, drug, and tobacco-free environment. UAY will help you prepare for your child’s adolescence, help you talk about tough issues, and support you when things go wrong.
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