[WATCH] Coach Roy Williams Supports Coach Across America Coaches

Hall of Fame Coach, Roy Williams, of the University of North Carolina Mens Basketball team, congratulates Coach Across America coaches on the work they have done to mentor at-risk youth through sports. Coach Williams encourages coaches to leave a positive impact on players and to develop an environment that helps players become good people.

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[Watch] Up2Us Celebrates AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary

On September 12, the Up2Us team helped AmeriCorps celebrate its 20th Anniversary all over the country.  Over 50 NYC Coach Across America coaches and VISTA members recited the AmeriCorps pledge in Times Square to commemorate the first pledge taken 20 years ago.  DC coaches attended the national AmeriCorps 20th celebration on the White House lawn […]

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Ride This Way: an Up2Us Film

Greatness often manifests in the face of adversity. Israel Frank, Up2Us Coach Across America (CAA) coach at Brotherhood Crusade Soccer for Success Program, is a true testament to this statement. Initially, Israel’s goals were to obtain his GED, secure employment, and change his life trajectory. With the assistance of his case manager, Israel attended work readiness […]

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[WATCH] Up2Us on NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt

On January 31, 2014, James Kallusky, Director of Up2Us’ Coach Across America program, was interviewed on NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt to speak on the importance and value of mentors in the lives of youth. NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt is a one-hour, call-in talk show featuring discussions about hotly debated issues including current affairs, social issues […]

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[Click to Watch] Up2Us Coach Training Video

Up2Us conducts specialized trainings to teach the components of positive youth development through sports. We partner with a number of experts to educate our coaches, member organizations, and communities on the fundamentals of quality coaching, the components of positive youth development, and the challenges and opportunities of working in an urban environment.

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NY Jets & Up2Us

Back in August, Up2Us partnered with the NY Jets on a sports equipment drive to take place before every pre-season and regular season game at Metlife Stadium. The Jets Play 60 Sports Equipment Drive benefitting Up2Us gives fans the opportunity to donate new and gently used equipment three hours prior to the start of every home game. All equipment […]

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Creating Change Through Sports

On Saturday, September 28th over 150 Coach Across America coaches from Los Angeles and around the country started an intensive four-day training conducted by the Up2Us Center. The National Coach Training Institute focused on applying trauma sensitive coaching and positive youth development techniques through sports to better support at-risk youth. At the completion of the Coach Training Institute on […]

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Up2Us on Melissa Harris-Perry
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