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 …Read More
Meet Daniel, A Cast Member in Up with People from Mexico! Daniel from Mexico, cast and band member in Up with People What made you join Up with People? I had hosted Promotion Representatives when Up with People came to my city a year ago in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. I found out that Up with People was working towards issues that I found important and I wanted to work on myself. Traveling has always been a must for me in the sense of having a deeper understanding in certain issues and really internalizing different ways of thinking. What has …Read More
Topics: "On The Road"
It has been such an exciting time for the cast of Up with People. After several weeks in the United States and another few weeks in Mexico, the cast has finally made their way to Europe! The arrival of the cast in Mexico was long-anticipated thanks to an overnight flight delay on their transition from the United States. The cast arrived in Celaya around 9:00 PM and was swept away by the enthusiasm of their host families. The following day, the Club Rotario Celaya sponsored a taco stand and mariachi band to welcome the cast with singing, dancing, and overall …Read More
Topics: "On The Road"
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 …Read More
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, …Read More