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1-4-3 Day: A Day of Good Deeds and Love

Posted by Up with People on May 22, 2019
Up with People cast volunteer abroad in Europe

“You’ve made this day a special day, by just your being you. There’s no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are.” – Fred Rogers In Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, kindness and compassion have resonated through his television show to millions of public viewers around the United States. For those of you that have never heard of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, it was a half-hour educational television series for children hosted by Fred Rogers. He discussed various issues through music, crafts and puppets to help young children learn about self-love and acceptance at an

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Meet the Cast Monday: Carson from Montana

Posted by Up with People on May 20, 2019

We had the chance to sit down with Carson, a cast member in Up with People from Montana, to learn more about his life before and after traveling abroad in the program.  What are some of your interests and passions? “I really enjoy singing and performing. Being outdoors is very enjoyable to me whether it’s working, playing sports or camping with friends.”  What is your role in Up with People? “This is my first semester traveling in the program. As far as a role, I’d consider myself as an ally and a friend to those around me. If anyone needs

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World Day for Cultural Diversity

Posted by Up with People on May 17, 2019
Up with People young adults volunteering in Europe

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is a internationally recognized holiday created by the United Nations. In November of 2001, The United Nations General Assembly decided that this day would be recognized every year on May 21. The day is meant to promote education and awareness surrounding major global issues. What is Day for Cultural Diversity? Also known as Diversity Day, this day was created to help communities all around the world understand the current issues surrounding the cultural divide in our world. It is also a day to educate others on the value of cultural diversity

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Where Are They Now? Interview with Alumna Jill Teas

Posted by Up with People on May 15, 2019

Up with People Alumni all over the world are taking their experiences in the program and applying them to their personal and professional lives. Just like Jill Teas, the co-founder and musical director of Voices Rock, Denver’s original adult rock choir. We had the chance to talk to Jill about her time traveling on tour and how it has impacted her life, in more ways than one. Where are you originally from? “I am originally from Lewiston, Idaho.” When did you travel in Up with People? What was your role? “I traveled in Up with People as a cast member in

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Meet the Cast Monday: Nicole from Bermuda

Posted by Up with People on May 13, 2019
Cast member in Up with People from Bermuda

In This Week’s Meet the Cast Monday, Meet Nicole, A Cast Member in Up with People from Bermuda!   What were you doing before you joined Up with People? “I was working at a retail store called ‘Making Waves.’ I had just graduated high school this past May.” What have you learned from your experience in the program so far? “I have learned that there are a lot of different ways to look at the world and you have the choice to choose whether it is positive or negative. I like that people here choose to look at the positive

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