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Old Thrashers reincarnated for UAY benefit Saturday

Following a hiatus — and after being resuscitated by a new organizer — the annual Old Thrashers event returns, bringing four bands from the 1980s underground scene to Iowa City this Saturday, June 24 at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe to benefit United Action for Youth (UAY). […]

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Youth in the LGBTQIA+ community raise their voices in unity

The United Action for Youth (UAY) Pride group, along with students and recent UAY graduates, are hoping that pulling together what UAY’s Jamie Ellis a “gay teen mob of awesomeness” to participate in the Iowa City Pride Parade will give young members of the LGBTQIA+ community a greater presence and more recognition. […]

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UAY’s Winter Teen Clothing Drive encourages donations from community

UAY Winter Teen Clothing Drive UAY Youth Center, 355 Iowa Ave. — Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 4:30 – 8 p.m. The sixth annual United Action for Youth’s (UAY) Winter Teen Clothing Drive will take place Tuesday, Dec. 6. Young people in need will be able to shop for gently used items, from professional wear to […]

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UAY building to move to Breder property

On Feb. 26, the nonprofit organization Friends of Historic Preservation announced that the United Action for Youth (UAY) main office at 422 Iowa Ave., which was slated for demolition late this spring, will instead be moved to the property of retired Iowa faculty members Hans Breder and Barabara Welch Breder. Their home at that site […]

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United Action for Youth hosts Holiday Art Sale

Amidst the multitude of art and craft fairs in the Iowa City area where you can choose to do some (or all!) of your holiday shopping, Friday’s Holiday Art Sale at United Action for Youth is a stand-out. The works available for purchase not only benefit, but were created by, youth in our community. From 5–8 p.m. at UAY’s Swaim Youth Center (355 Iowa Ave.), you can explore the creative minds of local teens while searching for a perfect, unique gift. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the artists. […]

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