RUFC harnesses the power of sports and the arts to promote education, health, and global citizenship among youth. We bring youth together to have fun, improve skills, promote healthy behaviors, and strengthen citizenship.


We run a number of programs to fulfill our mission including out Youth Public Health Ambassadors program, annual camps, service learning trips, and student sponsorships. We also provide internships and specialized training for global health students and young professionals.


We are dedicated to a community-based, youth-led and youth-centered approach to all our programming. We emphasize positive role modeling, interactivity, and fun in all our educational activities. All our programs are inspired by respect, benefit, sustainability, and joy.


RUFC provides financial and technical support to local partners who take the lead in implementing community-based programs. Our funding comes from individual donations from volunteers and friends. RUFC is a registered non-profit. Our tax ID code is 46-5381488. All donations are tax deductible.

Highlighted Volunteer

Katya Besch completed her Girl Scout Gold Award with RUFC in January 2021. For her project, she developed a workbook focused on reproductive health and menstrual hygiene, raised funds to provide 200 make-your-own sanitary pad kits, and facilitated a pad making workshop with 21 youth in Northern Uganda via Zoom. Katya has stayed on to assist with the launch of our Youth Public Health Ambassadors Program. 

Get to Know Ray United

‘We are Ray United’ is a compilation of 20 videos featuring different members of the Ray United family, including staff, volunteers, partners, and participants. Click image to view the complete playlist.