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Up2Us Salutes The Operation Coach Alpha Class For a Job Well Done

Edwin S. Vasco GonzálezProgram Manager, Operation Coach United States Marine Corps - In the summer of 2014, Up2Us launched Operation Coach, an innovative program that provides returning, post-9/11 veterans the opportu...

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Up2Us Training in Memphis: Using SBYD as a vehicle for success

Casey Holliday Memphis Grizzlies Foundation - In the hit NBC series Friday Night Lights, Coach Taylor was the quintessential coach-mentor: strict and moral, but fair and dedicated, a strong and level-headed mentor fig...

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U.S. Department of Justice Funds Up2Us Coaches for Another Year of Decreased Youth Violence

Up2Us was awarded, for the second time, a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The funds will be used to launch the Multi-Sta...

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March, 2

March is National Nutrition Month: 5 Healthy Snacks for Kids on the Go

Adam Rosante Up2Us Ambassador - You’re busy. Your kids are busy. Sure, you can keep breakfast, lunch and dinner pretty well balanced, but what happens when those munchies come calling? The key to keeping your child’s belly filled with great nutrition and not some sugar bomb or processed garbage is to...

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January, 30

What Youth Sports Can Do For the Mentoring Movement

Did you know, sports could triple the number of mentors in this country? That’s because coaches are the largest untapped source of mentoring in the nation. For one reason, many coaches still see themselves as just that, “coaches” and not as “mentors”. They view their primary goal as teaching their players...

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