lifelong learning

UFM Community Learning Center


UFM Community Learning Center is a 42 year old creative educational program serving Kansas State University, the Manhattan area and the state of Kansas. Based on the philosophy that everyone can learn and everyone can teach, UFM provides opportunities for lifelong learning and personal development. UFM serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and as a catalyst for new programs and services that enhance the quality of life for all.

KONZ-Flint Hills Community Radio is a new program of UFM Community Learning Center that will bring locally produced, community-oriented programming to the northern Flint Hills area and the Manhattan community. This radio station will provide opportunities for discussion of public issues and the expansion of musical and cultural experiences to several under-served counties in northeast Kansas.

UFM serves as the catalyst for a number of services to the community. UFM serves the entire community with educational classes. Scholarships are available for low income participants. In FY09, 6962 community members took UFM classes. UFM serves as the administrator of the Community Youth Scholarship Fund with grant money from the City of Manhattan, KS. Our organization screens and awards scholarships for youth to participate in any recreational and/or educational program of their choice in the community. 70 scholarships were awarded in 2009. UFM serves as representative payee for mental health clients that need assistance with money management. In 2009, UFM had an average caseload of 32 clients. UFM also coordinates a community garden, providing supplemental food security to low income and elderly in the community. In 2009, 116 families participated in this program.

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