Man of Valor, Inc.

  • Bishop Baker Man of Valor, Inc. strives to help male students at the high school recognize their own potential and fulfill their destiny and purpose. Focusing on social-emotional learning and academic support, everything Man of Valor does is founded in Restorative Practices. In addition to building trusting relationships with and between students, Man of Valor staff monitor students' attendance, behavior, and course performance and address corresponding issues through various interventions.


    Donations to support scholarships and special events are accepted throughout the school year. Please contact lBaker@ucityschools.org for more details. 


     

  • MoV Young Men's Night Out Banner

    Young Men's Night Out flyer Click here to sign up for May 10, 2019 Young Men’s Night Out: The Lion's Den
    (Note: Registration is for 8th-12th-grade STUDENTS ONLY. Student's Google login is required. Parents/Guardians should not register on behalf of the student.)

    University City High School (UCHS) will host a special mentoring event for young male scholars in The School District of University City titled, “Young Men’s Night Out: The Lion's Den.” Programming on Friday, May 10, 2019, begins at 4:30 a.m. and concludes at 9 p.m.

    The program is a partnership between the high school and Man of Valor, Inc. and is designed to allow young men (in grades 8-12) the opportunity to interact with fellow classmates and male mentors from the University City community in a non-traditional setting outside of the regular school day.

    Click here for PDF of May 10, 2019 event flyer.

    TIEd to Greatness Program


    During the December 2018 event, young men embarked on a journey consisting of several breakout sessions, conversations, and discussion around the guiding question for the afternoon, “What does it mean to be a man?” These sessions were followed by a meal, recreational activities (including 3-on-3 basketball tourney, open mic, rap competition, Xbox, games and more), haircuts and group photo. The young men took home neckties that have been donated by the University City community through the “TIEd to Greatness” program started by UCHS principal Michael Peoples.

    “In my experience working with young men, the curriculum and facilitation of planned activities such as this are enormously impactful,” Peoples said. “I have witnessed young men who were molded and positively impacted by both the content of this program and the relationships established with the facilitators. And by simply giving them a necktie, we are helping them along a path forward as changed men.”

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  • MoV Trunk flyer


    Click here for UCHS MoV College Trunk Scholarship Application (2-page PDF) - due March 31.

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be a graduating senior from University City High School
    • Accepted into a two-year, four-year college, university or nonprofit technical/trade school

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    All students who meet all of the eligibility requirements and are interested in competing for this scholarship should submit a completed application packet by March 31. The application packet consists of the following:

    • Completed, signed and dated application
    • 200-word essay titled “Why do I want to go to college”
    • High School transcript
    • One Letter of Recommendation (teacher, coach or community leader)

    Once completed, submit the application packet and all supporting documentation your Guidance Counselor or Bishop Luther Baker.

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  • Taylor Simpost


    Click here for the UCHS Taylor Simpson Memorial Scholarship Application (3-page PDF) - Due April 20

    The Simpson & Pruitt Family created the Taylor Simpson Memorial Scholarship in 2017 to honor the memory of Taylor Michae Simpson who was full of life, laughter and giving. This award is based on the accomplishments of the individual who exemplify the characteristics of service and academic achievement. Applicants must have a Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be a graduating senior from University City High School in Missouri
    • Accepted into a two-year, four-year college, university or nonprofit technical/trade school

    APPLICATION PROCESS: All students who meet all of the eligibility requirements and are interested in competing for this scholarship should submit a completed application packet by April 30. The application packet consists of the following:

    • A completed, signed and dated application
    • A 300-word essay including the following: What do you want your lasting legacy to be?  Where do you see yourself after college? List any extracurricular activities, work or volunteer involvement.
    • High school transcript
    • One letter of recommendation (teacher, coach or community leader)

    Once completed, submit the application packet and all supporting documentation to your Guidance Counselor or Bishop Luther Baker no later than April 20.

     

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