About us

United Tegaru Youth in North America (UTYNA)

The United Tegaru Youth in North America (UTYNA) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit youth organization that works towards creating a platform for social contentedness, cultural awareness/exchange, philanthropy, and community engagement. While UTYNA represents a wide range of individuals and interests, the group shares a firm belief in the need to foster a collective identity and strengthen community ties across boarders. UTYNA activities involve and benefit groups of young people in North America and beyond. The organization aims to transmit heritage values to young people that favor intercultural understanding, respect for cultural diversity, and promote an environment propitious to culture of peace. Furthermore, UTYNA seeks to engage young people first-hand to improve education, health care, environmental conservation, gender issues, and further sustain development in communities throughout the Tigray region and beyond.  

Our Mission

 The United Tegaru Youth in North America seeks to enhance the community development and improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities in the Tigray region by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential.     

Our Vision

  Every person has the opportunity to achieve his/her fullest potential and participate in and contribute to all aspects of community development.  

Our Values:

  •  Respect: We treat all people with dignity and respect.  
  • Stewardship: We honor our heritage by being socially, financially and environmentally responsible.  
  • Ethics: We strive to meet the highest ethical standards.  
  • Learning: We challenge each other to strive for excellence and to continually learn.  
  • Innovation: We embrace continuous improvement, bold creativity, and change.