UTEC’s goal is to ensure social and economic success for proven-risk youth. Trough sustained relationships with caring adults and intentional programming, we help youth to make changes in their lives. We take a staged approach: intensity and structure increase with each stage, before providing for full transition back into the community. UTEC can devote upwards of 5-7 years toward working with and following up with each youth, to allow an extended period for youth to build resiliency and proficiency in positive outcome areas. Driven by the concept of multiple chances and redemption, the model has relapse embedded within it, reflecting our philosophy that we must be relentless — never giving up on any young person.