Unity 4Teens/High School

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Unity 4Teens/High School

The Unity 4Teens (U4T) Youth Development program was initiated in 2011 in response to the growing need for structure, enrichment and mentoring opportunities for some of the most underserved high school age youth in Broward County.  U4T is a year-round program – after-school and summer – that provides structured academic and support services that foster positive youth and family development; create opportunities for educational outreach to students; offer cultural and recreational activities that empower and help students meet/exceed state accountability standards; provide enrichment activities to increase attendance and graduation rates; reduce substance abuse, teen violence, and teen pregnancy; and assist youth in developing the skills and abilities to successfully transition to post-secondary education and employment.

Key elements of our Youth Development approach are the following:

  • Families, schools and communities are engaged in developing environments that support youth;
  • Youth are involved in activities that enhance their competence, connections, character, confidence and contribution to society;
  • Youth are engaged in activities that promote self-understanding, self-worth, and a sense of belonging and resiliency.
  • Youth also sit on the Teen Leadership Coalition (TLC) which plans and assists in the implementation of program initiatives.

U4T serves youth who attend Miramar and Stranahan High Schools.

  • Youth development services to 400+ students at Stranahan and Miramar High Schools
  • 60%+ of youth improved reading grades
  • 59%+ of youth improved Math grades
  • 69%+ of youth improved Science grades
  • 100% of youth decreased external suspensions



Key Program Partners

This program would not be possible without the support and leadership of:



How do I register my son/daughter in the Unity 4Teens (High School) program?

If your son/daughter attends Miramar or Stranahan High Schools, he/she may be eligible to participate in our after-school program. Please download and complete the registration form in its entirety, scan and submit the form to Blanca Gamez at BGamez@hispanicunity.org.

You may also fax the form to (954) 964.8646 attention: Blanca Gamez

NOTE: Completion of this document does not guarantee acceptance into the program. You will receive notification of your son/daughter’s acceptance within five business days.


Unity 4Teens Client Stories


Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Thanks to Mayu, from Center for American Process, UWD and Gen Progress for compiling a list of scholarships for undocumented and DACAmented students.

Also, listed below are 2 other additional scholarships. 

Golden Door Scholars 

Golden Door Scholars recipients who attend partner schools will receive funding to cover tuition (less other scholarships and small family contributions), room and board for a four-year degree. (Scholarship recipients who choose to attend non-partner schools will be funded on a case-by-case basis.) Golden Door Scholars will also have access to mentors, assistance in pursuing internships and other career-building opportunities. Please review the important information below prior to submitting your Golden Door Scholars application.

The Dream.US

TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Their scholarships will help cover your tuition and fees for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of their Partner Colleges.


Hispanic Unity of Florida: Client Stories

Hispanic Unity was founded more than 34 years ago by community leaders to ease the acculturation transition for newcomers from other nations. Today this nonprofit provides assistance through 12 programs and 30+ services, in four languages, to Broward's diverse community. Hispanic Unity remains the county's largest agency dedicated to the immigrant population, providing them with the tools they need to build a new life. In 2015, the agency served 17,000+ clients, from toddlers to adults.