Our Mission


UTEC’s mission and promise is to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success.

Today we serve Lowell, Lawrence, and Haverhill, MA and are nationally recognized as a model agency serving justice-involved young adults.

UTEC’s Hypothesis

If justice-involved young adults are productively engaged in UTEC activities and supports for an extended period during the critical ages of 17-25, then by 25, they will have the skills and resilience to maintain stable employment and avoid further criminal activity.

If we are able to specifically target and serve those impact young adults (through the age of 25) who are most likely to recidivate and cause harm in our communities, success will also translate into a significant return on investment from a public health, public safety, and economic development perspective.

Our Programs

Our Young Adults

Ways to Support