The Gene Young Award 2018 Recipient

Youth Utilizing Power and Praise

Youth Utilizing Power and Praise non profit organization serves ages 6-24 in the areas of performing and fine arts, public speaking and sports.

Mission
Our mission is to develop and enhance cross-cultural networks, that enhances the whole being through music, dance, drama, fine arts, public speaking, and sports.

Description
In 2002, the Youth Utilizing Power and Praise Organization (YUPP Org) was birthed out of the fellowship of two young people who were seeking additional platforms to share and grow in their performing arts passions past the boundaries of culture and their religious affiliations.

Since then, it has been our objective to create a paradigm shift that provides empowerment through love and like-minded peers. In this, we offer a standard of excellence in our presentation of music, dance, drama, fine arts, public speaking, and sports that is just as appealing as the secular world, but without the compromise of good morale.

Mentorship is provided for youth between the ages of 6-24 for it is key that we target the generation of "NOW" not "tomorrow."

Shelene Huey-Booker
Executive Director of Youth Utilizing Power and Praise Organization
www.yupporg.com