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Unapologetic, Part 2: Coach Melika Clark

Unapologetic, Part 2: Coach Melika Clark

In this two-part series, we interview two of our coaches from Fenway High School in Boston, Massachusetts. They each spoke about their lives, coaching, National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Black History Month & womanhood. Our second story features Coach Melika Clark, who overcame the obstacles of her hometown and the loss of her mother to truly find her passion.

Unapologetic, Part 1: Coach Chandlor Lyles

Unapologetic, Part 1: Coach Chandlor Lyles

In this two-part series, we interview two of our coaches from Fenway High School in Boston, Massachusetts. They each spoke about their lives, coaching, National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Black History Month & womanhood. Our first story features Coach Chandlor Lyles, a Boston native who returned to her alma mater to create a safe and open space for her students.

Up2Us Sports Participates in MLK Day of Service Events

Up2Us Sports Participates in MLK Day of Service Events

Over the past week, Up2Us Sports staff and coaches in Chicago, Miami and New Orleans have participated in the Corporation for National and Community Service’s (CNCS) MLK Day of Service. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and, fittingly, charged CNCS with leading this effort.

Chicago Coaches Help Young Athletes Navigate Waters

Chicago Coaches Help Young Athletes Navigate Waters

As part of the #ThanksCoach campaign, we spoke to Chicago Training Center (CTC) Executive Director Ashley Mayer as well as with coaches Curtis Miranda and Chey Correa, a pair of former CTC participants who now serve as Up2Us Coaches for the program.

Sacramento Mayor Steinberg Visits Coach Training Institute

Sacramento Mayor Steinberg Visits Coach Training Institute

On Saturday, September 15, Mayor Darrell Steinberg paid a visit to the Up2Us Sports Coach Training Institute in Sacramento. The event, which ran from September 14-18, was for newly selected coaches from Up2Us Sports' national service program.

Up2Us Sports Receives $2.1 Million in National and State AmeriCorps Funding

Up2Us Sports Receives $2.1 Million in National and State AmeriCorps Funding

Through Up2Us Sports’ national coaching program, 300 AmeriCorps members will be trained to coach and mentor low-­income youth to make better decisions, stay healthy, and reach their potential, through the power of sports.

My Year as an Up2Us Coach with SCORES

My Year as an Up2Us Coach with SCORES

As my service term with AmeriCorps and Up2Us Sports comes to a close, I can only recall how invigorating and inspiring the Coaches Training in California was. Uncertain of what to expect and unsure if I could meet the expectations of a SBYD Coach, I couldn’t have anticipated how influential this training would be on my career as a coach and my personal growth.