Rites of Passage Program

We help youth navigate through the following:

Conflict Resolution
Self Esteem
Mental Health
Teen Parenting
Cultural Misunderstandings
Self & Community Advocacy
Chronic Absenteeism

 If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

 – African Proverb


Umoja in the Community

Weekly Programming

Each program consists of its own weekly theme and activities. Our programs are curated for two different age groups, so every lesson offers the appropriate level of engagement for your little ones.

Community Events

We are committed to creating Free events consistently. We provide youth and families with at-least six community events a year. These events are planned and organized by the Umoja staff and students.

Pipeline To Professions

We have a strong network of workforce agencies and colleges who want to help students before graduating high school. We enhance students’ ability to seek a career, sign up and succeed in the career of their choice.

The Umoja Team

Frederick Edwards, M.Ed

Umoja Program Lead

Phone: 701-232-8558
Email: fedwards@youthworksnd.org

J’Neil Gibson, A.A.

J’Neil Gibson, A.A.

BTG Program Lead & Umoja/SOP Worker

Phone: 701-232-8558
Email: jgibson@youthworksnd.org

Sam Rogstad, LBSW

Case Manager

Phone: 701-232-8558
Email: srogstad@youthworksnd.org