Can you imagine being a young teenager and not knowing where your next meal is going to come from? Or what if you had no idea where you were going to sleep tonight? What would you do if you had no one who missed you or told you they loved you?

Every year there are more than 15 million children who have no one watching out for them, they won’t graduate from high school and half of them will not live beyond their 35th birthday or they would be incarcerated, the first time for a petty crime such as stealing food to survive.

We often forget how fortunate we are because we take it for granted. We believe everything we do is just what we do, with no particular significance. Yet everything we do has great significance not only for us but for everyone else around us.

What we do matters, what we allow others to know about us is significant. We can make an instrumental difference in the lives of others by taking simple steps. We have the ability to change the world around us by taking a stand for what might change the world around us such as creating a program to end children from going a day without food.

It only takes one person to make a  difference by inspiring a multitude of others to be in action.

About Sharyn

As founder of UBU I found my inspiration from my brother Tony who was a foster child, then adopted by my parents when he was five. After listening to his stories about the treatment he received while in the homes I began to think of what it was like for him as well as the thousands of other kids. I decided to start the school after Tony passed on in 2008. It is my tribute to him and all that he did for me. Of all the things I've done in my life, this is the one thing that truly makes me feel like I'm finally on the right path.
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