Dr. Tunishai Ford
Discovering ... Your Own
Uniqueness!
The  STEP UP Program
Your Own Uniqueness, Inc.
presents
At this time, we would like to give our
members, people with interest, local
leaders, businesses, and organizations
the opportunity to participate in
changing the lives of so many worthy
youths who just need the knowledge,
skills and encouragement to be
successful contributors into our society.
We are looking for donations, financial
sponsors and in-kind sponsors. This is a
eleven-week program with one day for
orientation which will started this
summer on Mondays from June 18 to
August 27 at 10:30am to 3:30pm.  It
presently is once a week for five hours,
and includes lunch for our participants.
If you are interested in donating to our
program or if you have questions about
the STEP UP program, please email us
at
you.inc@hotmail.com.
Your Own Uniqueness, Inc. is
honored to introduce the STEP-UP
Program, which stands for STIMULATE,
TEACH, EMPOWER, POTENTIALLY
UPCOMING PROFESSIONALS, which is a
free, age appropriate, comprehensive,
innovative, and interactive training and
mentorship entrepreneurship program
for youth. The program is for
disadvantaged youth who live in the
Detroit tri-city region, Allen Park, Lincoln
Park, Southgate, Taylor and Inkster. The
only expense for each participant is a
$35.00 registration fee. There is a
selection process which will be narrowed
down to 35 to 40 participants from ages
13 to 18. This will be our pilot program.
SOUTHGATE VETERANS MEMORIAL LIBRARY
For questions or more  
information,
please contact us at
you.inc@hotmail.com
or phone us at
734-285-2041
STEP UP ORIENTATION DAY
Our students and teachers
got to know each other.
Our students were introduced.
Friends and
family attended
and everyone
enjoyed each
other and the
program
speakers.
A few of our students got up to share
their business ideas and their passions.
We had words from Brent Curry
of Foresters Financial,
our largest sponsor of
the STEP UP Program.
Apostle Gbade Akinjide
opened up with prayer
Dr. Tunishai Ford
talked about
the STEP UP Program
and its origin.

The food was
prepared by Apl
Connie Foster
and it was  
delicious and
Everyone
enjoyed it!
A special surprise! The
mayor of Southgate, the
Honorable Joseph G.
Kuspa visited the STEP
UP Program and gave
words of encouragement
and inspiration.
Roop Raj of TV2 News interviewed the students and faculty of the STEP UP Program.
Watch the link on this page.