Education. Advocacy. Just a few reasons why UMAPS exists.
North Carolina’s public education system needs many things, money, teachers, new schools, the list is long.
Getting change and improvement in public education policy requires sound objective research, clear goals and focused, strategic advocacy work.
UMAPS mobilizes congregations using a district-wide approach.
NC General Assembly targeting School Safety and Arming Teachers – take action to prevent the arming of teachers. UMAPS does not support arming teachers (Read On Here)
Inconsistencies in School Disciplinary Procedures – School discipline is an extremely important issue for parents, students, educators, and the general public. We all want… (Read On Here)
Cap the Number of Charter Schools – Sign the petition calling for a cap on the number of Charter Schools in NC. (Read On Here)
UMAPS Announces important Advocacy initiatives in two North Carolina Conference Districts. – The Capital and adjacent Corridor Districts of the NCCUMC have decided to… (Read On Here)
UMAPS Focus on specific Public Education Priorities. – North Carolina’s public education system needs many things, money, teachers, new schools, the list is long. The North Carolina General Assembly meets this year, 2019, to budget for the many needs of public schools. UMAPS has reviewed many of these needs for 2019, and has prioritized 5 areas for congregations to advocate for… (Read On Here)
What Scripture Says
“Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” And Jesus took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.
Children are indeed a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.