Offering young people strategies to meet the challenges of everyday life.

imprintUNIVERSE provides Educational, Professional, Individual and Community (EPIC) development through a series of youth development workshops that focus on several important issues: Dreaming big, conflict resolution, gang awareness, building bridges with police, and more. A unique feature of our program is that EPIC Workshops feature the participation of Men of Color (ie. African-America, Latino, Arab…) as the principal facilitators. EPIC Workshops will work with you to customize the workshop program to meet the needs of your student environment.

Highlight solutions to dilemmas in everyday life. Build self-esteem. Enable understanding of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. Strengthen community awareness. Emphasize resilience, hope, redemption, and overcoming struggle.

EPIC Goals

Educational

Students think about literary devices and elements in preparation for short story and composition writing assignments.

Professional

Students research various career fields and explore requirements for each.

Individual

Students get expert advice on issues such as self-esteem, friendship, social media, bullying, and goal setting, while learning how to balance school, family, and friends.

Community

A sense of responsibility and ownership for the actions they undertake is developed in students, along with their citizenship and involvement in their communities.

See our detailed program outline for more information on workshop content and activities.

Proven Results from students who participated in 8 week sessions with EPIC Workshops*:

Attitudes against violence increased in all instances with an average increase of 39% from pre to posttest.

Attitudes towards violence decreased in all instances with an average decrease of 39% from pre to posttest.

Student self-report survey results showed that across items, there was an average decline in violent behaviors of 19% from pre to posttest.

*8 Week Session Survey Results from 2015-2016

* Staffing opportunities for your trained staffed for Primary and Secondary classroom roles.

EPIC Workshop Delivery

Our EPIC workshop packages include custom workshops offered at the following times:

  • Pre-School Hours
  • During the School Day
  • Afterschool Programs
  • Weekends & Holiday’s Available

We will work with you to develop a workshop schedule that meets the needs of your students.