Welcome to Urban Advocates

Urban Advocates is a not-for-profit organization that empowers underprivileged youth in our communities through  exposure to valuable resources and experiences that will help them succeed in their future endeavors. Our mission is to provide the tools and resources necessary for people of all backgrounds to reach their full potential. We believe that if you see it, you can be it and by sharing our stories we can help each other achieve.


Youth Education

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"As part of our mission, we organize field trips to business offices in the city, where students have the opportunity to learn about different careers and gain insights into the workings of various industries. ... Through these experiences, our young participants not only learn about different career paths but also gain a deeper understanding of the real-world applications of classroom knowledge. They witness professionals in action, ask questions, and forge connections that can shape their future journeys."

Valuable Skills

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We understand the significance of soft skills. During a business lunch, students acquire essential etiquette skills that will serve them well in their future endeavors. ... Our etiquette program isn't just about proper table manners; it's a gateway to confidence, professionalism, and the ability to navigate social and professional situations with grace. These skills aren't just useful; they're indispensable in the pursuit of personal and career growth.

Career / College Resources

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"Navigating the journey to higher education can be daunting, especially for those facing financial constraints. We offer comprehensive guidance on college options, skilled trade career training, and strategies for financing education ... Our aim is to empower our students with the knowledge and resources they need to confidently pursue higher education, whether it's a traditional college path or specialized trade training. We provide insights into scholarship opportunities, financial aid, and apprenticeships, ensuring that no dream is out of reach."

Excursions Include


“Urban Advocates has been instrumental in my journey to higher education. This experience exposed me to options I never knew existed or thought possible.”

— Jaquan Smith

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I support this initiative?

We offer the opportunity to share your knowledge and career experience with a group of middle school students! 

What is the cost of the program?

Each excursion cost $6000. Which pays for transportation, lunch and coordination of the program.

What are the eligibility requirements?

Companies may host the event at their company conference space or training room. Sharing the expertise of several different professionals, and the core of the business.