Lessons We Learn From Our Fathers

Posted by Up with People on Giugno 14, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] Celebrating father's day

Father’s Day is just around the corner. What lessons have we learned from our fathers? Father’s Day in the United States is celebrated every year on the third Sunday in June. This year, Father’s Day is celebrated on June 16, 2019. This is also consistent with the U.K. and Canada. However, many other countries around the world celebrate their fathers in various months throughout the year. In honor of Father’s Day here in the U.S., a few Up with People staff members wanted to share some lessons that they have learned from the father-figures in their lives, whether they are

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Just One Thing: A Message from Dale Penny

Posted by Up with People on Maggio 29, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] Dale Penny speaking to the cast of Up with People in Mexico

Scene from the movie “City Slickers” Curly:   Do you know what the secret of life is?                                                                                             Mitch: No, what? Curly:   Holds up one finger) This. Mitch:  Your finger? Curly:   One thing. Just one thing. Mitch: That’s great, but what’s the one thing?                                                                            Curly:   (smiles)  That’s what you have to find out.      In the 1991 movie starring Billy Crystal and Jack Palance, the grizzled cowhand advises the young city slicker to find his most important thing in life. I’ve been thinking about that recently as I look at the most important issues in the world right now. If

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

Posted by Up with People on Maggio 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 Maggio 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 Maggio 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 Maggio 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 Maggio 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 Aprile 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 Aprile 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 Aprile 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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