You are Unique Foundation – URU
Our Purpose: Established in 2018, the You Are Unique Foundation – URU was created to bring to life the vision and dream of Echelon Sports President, Kenneth Joshen, Jr. Seeking to create opportunities for children and young adults in impoverished minority communities in the U.S. and Brazil, the URU Foundation arms children with the skills needed to rise above their current situations.
The network of volunteer mentors assembled at URU - each coming from a diverse perspective and background - advances the Foundation’s mission of teaching kids the importance of education as a powerful tool of empowerment and self-sufficiency. URU strives to create responsible public citizens; and stresses the importance of kids maintaining a positive self-image, learning about self-care, and being aware of their mental health to avoid depressive and self-destructive cycles.
URU recognizes the immeasurable benefits of educational and athletic opportunities The Foundation's Colton Dotley Annual Scholarship Fund provides an annual award to one deserving student who has demonstrated outstanding athletic and academic achievement. This scholarship was created to assist the recipient in managing the spiraling cost of higher education.
At the URU Foundation, our volunteer Board and mentors know that participation in sports, hard work in the classroom, and civic responsibility are the keys to changing the lives of kids.
Tax – Exempt Status: WHEREAS You Are Unique – URU Foundation is designated as a Non-Profit Corporation as defined under Section 501 (C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Public Charity Status: 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) and Sections 2055, 2106, 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code.