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Up2Us Sports 2016 Gala Tickets on Sale Now!

Join us to celebrate the power of sports and coaches to encourage at-risk youth to make better decisions on and off the field. Visit to view auction items or to purchase tickets and sponsorships. ...

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Up2Us Sports’ Megan Bartlett Publishes Book on Sports System Re-Design

Our very own Chief Program Officer, Megan Bartlett co-authored a book on changing youth sports with John McCarthy, a professor at Boston University and Lou Bergholz, founder of Edgework Consulting. Many observers have...

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AmeriCorps Week: How AmeriCorps is Helping Up2Us Sports Make an Impact in Chicago and New Orleans

Since the inception of Up2Us Sports, AmeriCorps has been by our side, providing grants to support our Coach Across America (CAA) coaches nationally. These coaches, many of who are from the communities in which they se...

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April, 25

Changing the Game: Sport System Re-Design

Improving the quality of the sport experience for the participant has typically been accomplished through two main approaches: coach education and use of curriculum (activities and materials). However in our observation and work with a wide range of youth sports programs, we have found an exciting third...

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April, 19

Coach Across America: Finding Common Ground to Build Relationships with Youth

Langston Hughes Academy sits just a short distance north of the horse race tracks in the Fairgrounds neighborhood of New Orleans. While it looks different now than it did when Unique Snyder was a child – it was completely renovated after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 – it has the same distinct smell that...

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