We are a dedicated civic service organization, established in 1971 in Oneida County. Our local chapter strive to provide the people of Utica/Rome with programs and events that uplift those in need of a hand up.

Our senior programs provide leadership opportunities, member fellowship and community meals to those in need. Our youth program offers student trips, events, presentations, internships, shadow opportunities, and other activities for the continued development of our junior frontiers. The men and woman whom are members of this dedicated organization, truly live by our motto of "Service", each and every day.

Upcoming events

AUGUST 14, 2022 | 9:00 AM
Mohawk Valley Frontiers 
29th Annual Andrew (Andy) Wertz Open Benefit Golf Tournament and Dinner

You are invited to join us in this fun filled event. The format is best ball, Captain and Crew Foursome. The event will be held at Valley View Municipal Golf Course located in Utica, NY. 

Contract Information:  Langston or Craig Minor,, 315-723-9896.


Please feel free to make a tax-free donation by clicking DONATIONS and select Sr. Club Donations for this event or mail a check to P.O. Box 712, Utica, NY 13503.

JANUARY 17, 2022 | 12:30 PM

Mohawk Valley Frontiers 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Recognition Event

Theme: "Dr. King and the Lens of Equality" (held virtually)
Due to Covid19 restrictions our Annual MLK event will be virtual, but we promise to continue in the spirit of Service by recognizing Community Members, Students, and our Supporters over the past year.


Please join us on Monday January 17, 2022 at 12:30pm.

Please feel free to make a tax-free donation by clicking DONATIONS and select Sr. Club Donations for this MLK event

or mail a check to P.O. Box 712, Utica, NY 13503 

 JULY 21, 2021 | 10:00 AM

Educating Students of Color

The Challenges and The Solutions


Virtual Town Hall Planned for ALL Educators and Administrators


Educating Students of Color, you’re invited to a Free Online Town Hall presented by the Mohawk Valley Frontiers, Jr. Frontiers, and Jr. Frontiers Alumni Impact Coalition in cooperation with The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties.


Tuesday, July 21, 10am - 12pm | A group of panelists will examine the challenges confronting educators when working with students of color and best practices to address them. Teachers, educators, parents and students are welcome to attend this educational event.


Presented by the Mohawk Valley Frontiers, Jr. Frontiers, and Jr. Frontiers Alumni Impact Coalition in cooperation with The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties.

 Utica Road Runners Virtual Project w/Michelle Truett

Join us to Run Against Racism! 


Education, relationship building, openness and exploration of the communities around us can lead to understanding and to combat racism. The Utica Roadrunners have created a route throughout the heart of Utica for members and friends to run/walk at their leisure as a way to jointly take a stand against racism and injustice. Along the route, participants will learn about 27 different places, people and events that celebrate the rich history and contributions of Utica’s black community through temporary historic signage that will remain up for the month of July.


Participants will be able to utilize a visual map and/or turn-by-turn instructions to follow the route, which takes you through parts of Cornhill, the Parkway District, East Utica, the Broad Street Corridor, Historic Bagg’s Square, Downtown and the Oneida Square Arts District. While running/walking, we encourage participants to have meaningful conversations about race or discussions about recent events... or if they prefer, to run/walk in silent, personal reflection. We also hope they take in the beauty of our city as they explore places they may not have noticed or visited before.


While paying homage to our local black community, the route was also created to celebrate the black lives recently lost throughout the country.  We run in remembrance of them:

  • The route is 8.46 miles long to honor the life of George Floyd, reflecting the length of time a police officer in Minneapolis had his knee on his neck
  • There are 27 signs in total to honor the life of Breonna Taylor, who was killed in Kentucky right before her 27th birthday
  • UR encourages people to run the route on Sundays, to honor Ahmaud Arbery who was killed on Sunday, February 23 while running in Georgia 

Throughout the month, participants are encouraged to take and post photos and thoughts on what they have seen and learned along the route to our FB event page. People will be chosen at random for prizes that will support both running-related and black-owned businesses.


The event is FREE, but if you are so moved to do so, donations raised will help support those businesses. 

The Junior Frontiers Virtual Summit 2020.


A series of webinars on important topics that are affecting and transforming the lives of Junior Frontiers and their families across the country.  All Junior Frontiers clubs around the USA are invited to participate. Topics such as, Understanding the college admissions process; Financing College; Pursuit of Educational Excellence by the Student, Teaching and Educating Students of Color, etc....    




Don't Bring it Home

“Don’t Bring it Home” Covid19 Mitigation Team


The project is being led by Samantha Tavarez (Biomedical Science major at Rochester Institute of Technology), Alexandria Paul (Kinesiology major at Delaware State University), and Dr. Shyqual Lewis, all prior Junior Frontiers who currently serve as members of the Junior Frontier Alumni Impact Coalition.




Covid19 Mitigation Response

Don't Bring it Home

Masks, sanitizer, hand wash info & household cleaning supplies

  • Carol L. Crooms Cultural Center @ 1105 Park Ave. Utica, NY 13501
  • August 28th @ EMPOWERMENT CENTER @ 230 James St. Utica, NY 13501
  • September dates and location to be announced 
  • July, August and September, "the Don’t Bring it Home II" Covid-19 Mitigation Program will continue with distribution dates for mitigation packages distribution dates to be determined