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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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UWP Cast Assists with Relief Efforts in Aftermath of Earthquakes in Mexico

Posted by Up with People on October 20, 2017

The goal of Up with People’s world tour has always been to share different cultures with people around the globe and give back to the communities we visit. That impact gained a whole new meaning when, just two weeks before Cast B 2017 was scheduled to arrive in Mexico, a devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City and the surrounding area. PLANS CHANGE TO MAXIMIZE IMPACT Originally, the cast was going to stay with host families in Cholula, a community in Puebla, Mexico, for one week, but the epicenter of the earthquake badly damaged many of the homes in that

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On the Road: Bringing Music and Dance to Washington D.C. [VIDEO]

Posted by Up with People on October 19, 2017

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” – Billy Joel It is this same healing, explosive expression of humanity that Up with People’s cast is sharing with people across the globe on our world tour. And Washington D.C., the cast’s last stop in the United States before traveling to Mexico, was no exception. INSPIRING LIKE-MINDED YOUTH Washington D.C. was our busiest stop yet with three performances in one day – two appearances at schools and a full performance

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On the Road: The Cast Visits Camp Horizons in Virginia, USA [VIDEO]

Posted by Up with People on October 5, 2017

Music is a universal language and our cast witnessed that first hand while in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA during Cast B 2017’s World Tour. On top of their weekly performance, they also did an acoustic promo at the Explore More Discovery Museum, a nonprofit interactive children’s museum. The museum hosted an international party to welcome all the refugees of Harrisonburg into their community. MUSIC WITH SENIORS The music continued bringing smiles to faces at Bridgewater Retirement Community, where Cast B 2017 enjoyed a drum session with the remarkable residents of the community. “Basically, one of their goals there is to make the

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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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