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Message from Pastor Alfred Young, Jr.
Dear friends,
Let’s stop the madness of being prey to youth violence, ignorance and fears. A hand up, not a hand out is the cure for troubled youth and kids. Let’s feed their bodies, equip their minds and transform their souls through Summer Camp.
By the way, we Praise the Lord for over 35 years of Summer Camp!
Here is what Camp looks like for this year. On Monday, June 7th, we began daily providing over 450 breakfasts and 400+ lunches by delivering to various community locations and offering pick up meals at our gym doors. These meals are nutritious and fill in the gap while school is out. The parents and kids are excited and anxious to meet our van for food. Sixteen teenagers are given a summer job where they are challenged, taught, equipped and given a much needed vision and plan for their current and future goals. In the past, we have found this direct focus on them has proven to be efficient and effective. It has resulted in them escaping poverty, indifference, hopelessness and inspires them to see and become what they could be. We are certain this year’s group will experience much of the same.
Of course, feeding kids and impacting youth costs money. This year’s budget for kitchen staffing, youth jobs, delivery costs, utilities, etc. is $41,649.00.

Please partner with us in this community outreach to the under-served. You can join in this opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of kids and youth.

Let’s do this! Partner with us. Join the 2021 Summer Camp Team.

Thank you,

Pastor Alfred Young

Make Checks payable to:
Upward Community Services
P.O. Box 4149
Covington, LA 70434

Who we are 

Since 1989, Upward Community Services (UCS) has improved the lives of the working poor in St. Tammany and Washington parishes by giving them the opportunity and exposure needed to break the cycle of poverty, crime, neglect and substance abuse.
Faith-based, non-denominational and unique in its mission, Upward Community Services is a nonprofit organization that strives to make your community a better, safer place to live.

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