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Up2Us Sports Stands With Got Your Six in Support of Female Veterans

The veteran empowerment organization Got Your 6 launched a new PSA, #ShesBadass, to continue celebrating the accomplishments of women veterans.  Up2Us Sports would like to highlight a couple of the amazing female coaches who serve their communities through our Operation Coach program.   Marnisha Mintlow Brotherhood Crusade Los Angeles I am a native of Dayton, Ohio and I […]

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Support the 2017 Up2Us Sports Gala

Join us as we celebrate groundbreaking coaches and athletes who are leading the elevation of women’s sports! MAY 15TH, 2017 Cocktail Reception 6:30 – 8:00PM Dinner & Programming 8:00 – 9:30PM GUASTAVINO’S 409 East 59th Street New York, NY 10022 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A TICKET CHAIR Dan Mannix – President & CEO, LeadDog Marketing Group […]

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An Up2Us Coach Sets His Sights On Coaching Division I

  In two years, Corey Edwards’ goal is to be coaching in the Division I ranks, the highest level of men’s college basketball. For a lot of basketball coaches, ascending to Division I is aspirational at best, but for Corey it feels more like an eventuality. This feeling is born from his lineage and experience […]

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Operation Coach: Coaching Opportunities Available for Veterans

Operation Coach is a program of Up2Us Sports that provides veterans with support and professional development while giving back to their community as a coach mentor for underserved youth. AmeriCorps Operation Coach coaches serve as AmeriCorps members for the duration of their service term, which is 900 hours, not to exceed a full year.   […]

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REGISTER NOW: Up2Us Sports Trainings for Programs

This spring, Up2Us Sports is excited to roll out a new set of content focused on sports-based youth development program design, program quality, and evaluation. Targeted at program directors and program staff designing youth sports programs, this nation-wide launch includes new training events at every major regional Up2Us Sports hub during the month of April. […]

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Sports Doing Good Blog is Changing the Conversation

By: Sab Singh More than seven years ago, I wrote two articles for SportsBusiness Journal that were published within 5 months of each other. They dealt with the areas of sport and social responsibility and social entrepreneurship. The feedback was very positive and I was encouraged by many to start a blog on those topics. […]

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AmeriCorps VISTAs: Where are They Now?

At Up2Us Sports, we work to increase the capacity of our more than 1,300 member organizations who use sports to make a positive impact.Sports has the power to pull young people out of poverty by providing them with positive adult-mentors in the form of coaches, giving them access to opportunities to learn and take risks […]

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AmeriCorps Works: Up2Us Sports VISTAs Turn their Service Year into Full-Time Careers

During her senior year at CUNY City College in New York City, Wendolyn Ebbert decided she wanted to join the Peace Corps after she graduated. She was majoring in International Studies and felt compelled to go abroad and make a difference in the lives of those in need around the world. “Then I started changing […]

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Coach Chanice: Using Dance as a Powerful Tool for Youth Development

In every aspect of her work as a dance coach at ARISE Academy you can see the strategies Chanice learned at the Up2Us Sports training.  One example of this is helping kids who struggle to behave by giving them opportunities to matter. “One of [my] students likes to talk back, he likes to talk the entire class so […]

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Olympic gold-medallist Claressa Shields laughs with coaches, Ed Kendall , rear center, and Jason Crutchfield as they help wrap her hands before an evening boxing class at the Berston Field House in Flint, Mich. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. Shields, who won the first women's boxing gold medal at the London Summer Olympics, is currently training for the National Police Athletic League title. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Griffin Moores) ORG XMIT: MIFLI704
Up2Us Sports Female Ambassadors are History Makers

Women’s History Month is held annually in March to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It started with the first International Women’s Day in 1911, grew to National Women’s History Week in 1980 and was officially recognized in it’s current form in 1988. We believe that sports history is […]

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