WHO WE ARE
Light On U is a non-profit organization based in the New Jersey & New York area. Our goal is to honor the life of Uche Chukwuma, a woman of drive, discipline, and ambition who sadly passed in a tragic car accident on December 20th, 2019.
To continue Uche's legacy of uplifting those around her, Light on U will partner with local schools and organizations — guiding young women of color in illuminating their lights and talents, securing their passions, and chasing their dreams through mentorship & scholarship.
We hope to emulate the beautiful being Uche was and to keep her legacy alive.
— Light On U
ELEVATING YOUNG WOMEN OF COLOR
Mentorship is the key to building a solid foundation for young women. The Office of Juvenile Justice Programs survey shows that 87 percent of young women who attended mentoring programs went to college within two years of high school graduation; 52 percent were less likely to become pregnant during their teenage years, and 46 percent were less likely to use illegal drugs and alcohol.
Light On U hopes to pave the way towards success for women of color through rich mentorship and scholarship. By surrounding them with a group of successful women of color, LOU hopes to provide a platform for discovering career ambitions, purpose, and passion.
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WHY WE DO IT
Uche's drive and outreach touched those around her with a rippling effect. She projected a steadfast devotion to using the opportunities she was blessed with to bring others along. Light On U is devoted to keeping Uche's ambitions alive and to continuing to project her motivation to elevate women of color.
WHAT WE DO
Light on U helps young women discover their light. We focus on fostering strong career values, teaching the importance of physical and mental health, providing guidance on college readiness, and coaching on financial wellness.
Our team also looks to celebrate successful achievements through an annual event where we honor our mentees, present grant scholarships, and reflect on Uche's legacy.
WHO WE ARE
Light On U is an all female-run organization. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds, careers, and locations, with a single goal in mind: to elevate women of color. Our unique experiences grant us to have different perspectives on how to help grow our organization and the women we uplift.