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

Posted by Up with People on May 22, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] 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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World Day for Cultural Diversity

Posted by Up with People on May 17, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] 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 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

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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5 Heartwarming Celebrations for Mother’s Day Around the World

Posted by Up with People on May 8, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] Cast members in Up with People with their host family

Mother’s Day in the United States is just around the corner, but how do other countries around the world celebrate the wonderful women in our lives each year? “He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone   Grace, a current cast member in Up with People, with her host mom. Mother’s Day is coming up fast in the United States. Every year, this national holiday is celebrated by sons, daughters, husbands and wives to express their love and appreciation for the women who

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What Exactly Is Cinco de Mayo and How Is It Celebrated?

Posted by Up with People on May 1, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] Cinco de Mayo traditions in Mexico

The cast of Up with People had so much to celebrate during Easter week in Mexico, but left for Europe just before another fun and exciting holiday, Cinco de Mayo! Here’s a question for you: Do you know why people celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Many people mistaken this day for being Mexico’s Independence Day. The real Independence Day is celebrated on September 16 when the independence movement started in 1810. May 5 actually commemorates Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 which is 41 years after the country’s independence. What is the Battle of

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In Memory of Alumna, Lori Gilbert-Kaye

Posted by Up with People on April 29, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in a shooting at a San Diego County synagogue on April 27, 2019. Beloved Up with People alumna from 76A. Dear Fellow Alumni, The senseless and tragic shooting at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in California on Saturday was yet another in an ongoing series of attacks on houses of worship – Jewish, Christian and Muslim – throughout the world in recent days. Once again we grieve for the killed and injured while we honor those who responded with bravery to stop the carnage. On Saturday, the victim and the hero were the same person,

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Up with People Alumni – Where Are They Now? Interview with Charles Henry

Posted by Up with People on April 24, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] Charles Henry, an Up with People Alumni, at a photoshoot

This month’s ‘Where Are They Now?’ interview features Up with People alumnus Charles Henry. Charles traveled in the mid-90’s with Up with People. In addition to being a true rock-star in Las Vegas, he has also produced three of our most recent hit songs: Home, Roller Coaster (Won’t Let You Go), and It Begins With Us. We are proud to continue working with Charles, and happy to feature him this month. Where are you originally from? “I grew up in Henderson, NV just outside of Las Vegas in the United States.” When did you travel in Up with People? “I

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Unique Easter Celebrations in Mexico

Posted by Up with People on April 17, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] Up with People cast performs in Mexico during Easter

As the cast of Up with People continues their tour throughout Mexico, a special holiday that holds great significance to the Mexican culture is happening at the same time. Easter in Mexico is an extremely important holiday where most people will get an entire week off of work to celebrate, pray and partake in the festivities that go on throughout the country. Schools and often businesses will close as well throughout the observance. Easter is usually a two-week celebration for the entire country. Why is this so important to their culture? According to World Religion News, 81% of Mexico’s adult

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Earth Day 2019: Join the World’s Largest Environmental Movement

Posted by Up with People on April 12, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] Young adults planting trees for earth day

How Can You Participate in Earth Day? Do you love the world we live in? So do we! Join us in participating in Earth Day 2019. This year’s theme is ‘Protect Our Species’ where the goal is to educate the world on how human activity is causing a greater risk for millions of our plant and wildlife species that currently exist. Earth Day Network, the global organizers of Earth Day, is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement with more than 75,000 partners in nearly 192 countries worldwide. Since Earth Day’s beginning on April 22, 1970, many environmental laws

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7 Tips to Fundraise Your Travels Abroad

Posted by Up with People on April 5, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] Young adults volunteering by planting trees in the Up with People program

Whether you want to join a study abroad program or take a semester off and travel during college, affordability and financial responsibilities can seem a bit daunting. Don’t let this get you down! There are tons of options and resources available to you that can help you afford your dream of experiencing the world in a new and exciting way. Not sure where to start? Here are 7 ideas to help you fundraise your travels abroad. Create a website or start an online funding campaign. With the boom of peer fundraising websites like GoFundMe or Fund and Seek, there are

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