The Uprising has found a specific and important niche to fill with the LevelUp Academy. It's empowering teens -- many of whom will be the first in their families to attend college -- with skills not taught in the classroom as they transition out of high school. Imagine all the life skills you were grateful to finally master as you got better at this whole "being an adult" thing. That's what the LevelUp Academy teaches. The goal is to help these young people THRIVE in the time after graduation.
The Uprising learned a great deal in 2016 with the inaugural year of this program. They've got big plans for it in 2017 and I'm happy to support.
I'm hoping to raise $700, which will go towards scholarships for the teens attending the program so it remains free to all participants. Thanks for your support and please let me know if I can answer questions.
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2016 was a big year! Our superhero community enlivened a Bed-Stuy elementary schoolyard with a beautiful mural, and supported the great work of organizations like Music for Autism, CO/LAB Theater, Story Pirates, the Ali Forney Center and Sing for Your Seniors.
With your help, we also launched our very own program: LevelUp Academy, which prepares high school Juniors and Seniors to thrive in college and beyond.
In 2017, we are expanding LevelUp Academy to include a more robust curriculum and serve even more participants. At the same time, we remain committed to keeping this program absolutely FREE, as well as awarding cash scholarships to participants.
By supporting the LevelUp Academy Scholarship Fund, you're investing in our ability to make a meaningful difference in the confidence, health, and community of young New Yorkers.
In this season where we celebrate the miracle of light in the darkness, thank you for being a light for New York City!