Earth Day – 10 Ways To Embrace Our Home

Posted by Up with People on April 19, 2018

Every year, Earth Day–April 22nd–marks the beginning of the modern day environmental movement. In the United States, Earth Day’s seeds were planted in 1970 when large leaded gas guzzling cars and industry polluted the air, water and soil at an unprecedented level. The environment and the link between public health and pollution slowly began to seep into the public consciousness. The idea came from Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson who was a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. Inspired by young people who were making their voices heard in many political and social issues Nelson, along with conservation-minded Republican Congressman Denis Hayes …

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Up with People’s Blog Goes Silent Today in Observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted by Up with People on April 12, 2018

Up with People’s weekly blog post goes silent today in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day in the United States. For more information on Holocaust Remembrance Day and its significance please visit – Why We Remember the Holocaust from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Photo Courtesy Of https://www.ushmm.org            

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How To Be An Amazing House Guest

Posted by Up with People on April 5, 2018

There are many times when you may stay in someone else’s home for the night.  It may be when you stay with family, friends, or with a host family during a study abroad or gap year program.  Being an amazing house guest will leave you and your host family with a great and memorable experience! How To Be An Amazing House Guest: Learn The House Rules.  It’s important to learn rules that they expect you to follow while staying in their house.  They may have curfews, quiet times, or other rules. Be respectful and follow them. Help Out. Offer to help …

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Make Your Voice Heard

Posted by Dale Penny on March 30, 2018

“The temptation to silence young people has always existed. There are many ways to silence young people and make them invisible… There are many ways to sedate them, to keep them from getting involved, to make their dreams flat and dreary, petty and plaintive. Dear young people, you have it in you to shout. It is up to you not to keep quiet.”             – Pope Francis, St. Peter’s Square, Sunday Address, March 25, 2018 Up with People was born in the midst of the 1960’s, a time of turbulence and division when young people were raising their voices for social …

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Partnership with Purpose: Kiwanis International and Up with People

Posted by Up with People on October 23, 2017

Making the world a better place through empowering youth to become future leaders is at the core of what both Kiwanis International and Up with People do. So it’s a no-brainer that our organizations would form a close partnership.   The idea for a collaboration was planted in 2011 when we visited Lakeland, Florida, USA and a local Kiwanis Club President turned Florida Kiwanis District Governor noticed commonalities between our organizations. We finalized the partnership in 2014 and have been intertwined ever since! WHAT THE PARTNERSHIP LOOKS LIKE TODAY Everywhere our casts travel, the Kiwanis logo follows. You will see …

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Up with People Memories: A Night with Andrea Bocelli

Posted by Up with People on October 2, 2017

Up with People has been entertaining audiences around the world for more than 50 years, yet a recent performance with Andrea Bocelli will go down as one of the more memorable evenings in our history. Bocelli’s wife personally invited Up with People to perform at “Teatro del Silenzio,” his annual charity music festival at an outdoor amphitheater near his hometown in Italy. It was such a great display of what makes Up with People so special. A select cast of alumni gathered for a week of rehearsal in the US, jumped on a plane to Italy to perform in front …

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Top 13 Tips For Successful Event Planning

Posted by Up with People on March 15, 2018

Up with People puts on events both big and small each year and this couldn’t happen without a dedicated team and years of experience. So how does one pull off successful events? We asked Up with People’s Annual Giving and Stewardship Program Manager Megan Luebke for some advice. Megan is part of the team responsible for producing Up with People’s big events like our annual gala in Denver, Colorado. This event requires organizing a cocktail hour, silent auction, three-course meal, special appeal paddle raise, and a dynamic performance by Up with People cast members. Megan’s tips can help anyone pull off …

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What Do These Successful People Have In Common?

Posted by Up with People on February 22, 2018

Rarely is the personal path to success a linear one. Humans are born to try things, to discover, to fail and to try again. We find ourselves looking at the successes of others and wondering not only how they did it, but how we can copy what they did to achieve our own version of success. Through over 50 years of helping young people change both the world and themselves we have seen the power of a gap year and of travel as a launching pad for success. “My year abroad brought clarity and purpose to my life in a professional sense. …

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How To Build An International Social Network

Posted by Up with Peopel on February 15, 2018

Globalization is here to stay and the key to a successful and fulfilling career (and life) is a diverse international network. But how does one begin to lay the foundation for such a network? One of the quickest and most effective ways is to spend a gap year or study abroad semester overseas. In fact international networking is often times one of the most valuable and measurable outcomes of time spent traveling. Years later you might not remember the content of the program’s education curriculum but you will certainly remember and maintain contact with the people you connected with while abroad. Ways To Build Your …

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How To Respectfully Disagree

Posted by Up with People on February 8, 2018

Can we agree to disagree in today’s political and social climate? Is this even possible as we dig into our ideologies and points of view? At Up with People we certainly think it is possible to respectfully disagree with others that share different points of view. This month Up with People is proud to announce that we are partnering with the National Institute for Civil Discourse to offer a “Revive Civility” class for secondary and university students. Led by Up with People cast members, students will spend these classes in small group discussions, listening across differences for understanding. The class teaches active listening skills and the chance …

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