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Up World, Inc. seeks to serve the historically marginalized, often forgotten youth of our communities to create a brighter future through education, empowerment, and social entrepreneurship. We aim to foster a positive environment with a focus on per... Read more
Up World, Inc. seeks to serve the historically marginalized, often forgotten youth of our communities to create a brighter future through education, empowerment, and social entrepreneurship. We aim to foster a positive environment with a focus on personal responsibility to enable young people to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in their professional and personal lives, and to gain a global perspective that will help them to become not only successful and conscious citizens of their communities, but also citizens of the world.
We seek to defeat the lack of access scarcity of opportunity and hopelessness often exists among those young people who have been disadvantaged as a result of societal conditions. We will break the cycle of dependency and develop self-sufficiency and life skills.
Our participants will develop a functioning business that will not only contribute to their personal wealth, growth, and advancement but will aim to positively impact the community by creating employment and education opportunities and spearheading charitable endeavors.
Our primary educational focus is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. It is our belief that STEM-based education is the best route for career success.
Social Enterprise: Entrepreneurship social enterprise building are pivotal to our program. As an integral part of their studies, participants work in targeted labs using the education they have gained from our program as well as their own skills and creativity to design and produce a useful and saleable product.
International Exposure: We aim to educate our participants in international business, diversity, and culture and facilitate their adaptation skills so that they can be successful in their endeavors by expanding them beyond international boundaries.