UTEC represents a positive return on investment for our communities. UTEC’s cost per enrolled young adult is approximately $25,000 annually – far less than the $55,000 annual cost to house a young adult in a Massachusetts correctional facility (MA DOC, FY2015 data). When impact young adults achieve positive outcomes, our community sees the greatest impact and return on investment from safety, health, and economic development perspectives.
Public agencies, private foundations, corporate partners, and individual donors all invest in young people’s social and economic success through UTEC. Our operating budget reflects the multi-year span of our program model, from street outreach to post-employment supports, and our commitment to performance measurement.