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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

UP & UP operates six impactful programs:
Partnerships, Youth Development, Environmental Stewardship, Adventure , Leadership, Mentorship 

These programs support youth who may not otherwise have the opportunities to experience outdoor recreation, environmental education, and stewardship activities.

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UP & UP IS A RESOURCE
TO THE PORTLAND AREA AND COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS WORKING WITH YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES.

We tailor our partnerships for maximum impact, customizing fee-for-service outings and programs to fit the needs of each group. With our partner programs, we invest in each participant’s development and growth. If your organization is interested in partnering, please contact us via emnail at info@upandup.org.

 

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OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES FORM
THE FOUNDATION OF OUR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

UP & UP provides comprehensive, outdoor programming for youth. By introducing participants to the outdoors through exciting and joy-filled activities, Up & Up inspires youth to see possibility and opportunity in their lives, and realize various positive attitude and behavioral changes that help them become successful adults.

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UP & UP WEAVES ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND STEWARDSHIP LESSONS INTO ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS

While on outings, youth engage in lessons on watersheds and ecosystems, and learn about their important connection to the recreational activities they experience.

UP & UP is currently organizing approximately 6 hands-on stewardship activities for our participants, including cleanups, maintain and develop public trails, and native species plantings.

 

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THE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM:
BUILT FOR SUCCESS 

Through an application and interview process, we select promising teens from our programs to participate in an 8-week intensive summer program training that provides them with the skills necessary to instruct and mentor program participants. The program promotes each individual’s natural leadership strengths while providing tangible academic, emotional and social support. After completing their training, candidates teach and mentor their peers through a paid internship. We continue to monitor these young leaders as they balance their part-time jobs at Up&Up, college classes, financial independence and the challenges of moving into the world as working adults.

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THE FUNCTION OF LEADERSHIP IS TO PRODUCE MORE LEADERS, NOT MORE FOLLOWERS

With our partner programs, we invest in each participant’s development and growth. Our focus is to define and promote leadership qualities that help position our participants as positive citizens in their communities. If your organization is interested in partnering, please contact info@upandup.org.

 

 

 

 

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POSITIVE ATTITUDE

  • Exposing them to a safe, joyful and natural environment
  • Engaging in physically, emotionally, and mentally challenging outdoor activities
  • Developing positive relationships with their supportive mentors

LEADERSHIP TRAINING 

  • Providing mentorship training through community leaders 
  • Challenge kids to think independently and as a group. 
  • Promote outdoor stewardship activities  

OUTDOOR RETREATS AND CAMPS

  • Creating opportunities for kids to learn about their environments
  • Providing guidance through mentorship 
  • Providing interpersonal skill development through group activities

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT  

  • Backcountry camping skills 
  • Leadership training 
  • Hiking and technical awareness skills 
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Interpersonal Skills 

 

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GETTING KIDS OUTSIDE?

"Parental competition" has sent American families into a frenzy of over-scheduling activities for their kids. And out of fear, we're depriving them of what childhood should be -- a time of freedom and character-building. Our neighborhoods, once the classic microcosm of a free America, have devolved into little more than supervised "dorms." Up & Up is designed to help kids explore and learn from the world of camping but to also provide mentoring with intent. Our structure is based on the organic social  growth of our participants through amazing outdoor activities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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