6 Creative Ways To Be A Global Citizen At Home

Posted by Up with People on May 26, 2020

A lot of us may still be adapting to the current situation we’re living in. Plans may be postponed until a later date and we may have to change the ways we keep in touch with friends and family.  Despite these trying times though, there are still a lot of reasons to have hope for the future. Life will return to normal, and when it does, we will have a renewed sense of passion and inspiration to share with the world around us. But why wait until this passes to make the world a better place?  Even though you may …

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Topics: Volunteering Abroad

Heart & Home: UWP Songwriters Tribute

Posted by Up with People on May 11, 2020

We are excited and honored to announce that many incredible Up with People songwriters have come together for a day of music in honor of every health hero, essential worker, and those directly affected by COVID-19. Join Up with People and this amazing group of individuals for a 90-minute international music special, Heart & Home airing LIVE from the Up with People Facebook page on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM (MDT). Generations of international songwriters will collaborate to say ‘Thank You’ to those on the frontlines of the global pandemic. Embracing the Up with People organization’s continued commitment …

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Topics: Up with People News

Join Up with People for #GivingTuesdayNow

Posted by Up with People on April 28, 2020

These past four months have been difficult to find words for. With challenges to overcome but also many things to celebrate, all of us at Up with People have found ourselves coming back to gratitude.   As we re-imagine the future of Up with People, we invite each and every one of you to join us on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 during Up with People’s participation in #GivingTuesdayNow which will be celebrated as A Day of Gratitude!     Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in a Global Day of Giving and Unity     #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place as an emergency response to the unprecedented …

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Topics: Up with People News

Earth Day 2020 – Guest Post on Climate Change

Posted by Up with People on April 22, 2020

  Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day around the world. While we may not all be able to go outside and participate in ways we have in the past, there are many ways that we are all connecting, contributing, and digitally working to remove our carbon footprint. Bri Thompson from New York is a cast member of A 2020 and Yassine Chentouf from Bermuda traveled in both B 2019 and A 2020. Their tour was cancelled early due to COVID-19. (Learn more about our Up with People Emergency GoFundMe here). In doing their part to be a part of …

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Topics: World Tour News

11 Virtual Fundraising Ideas

Posted by Up with People on April 14, 2020

People all over the world are looking for new ways to connect with one another in a virtual way. As you prepare for your gap year traveling in Up with People, it’s time to start thinking outside of the box to help you raise money. Online fundraisers allow you to be creative and innovative with your fundraising tactics. As one of the more popular ways to help you raise funds for your travel program in Up with People, here are some ideas to help get you started. Host a virtual concert, performance, or talent show with a link to a …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad