Up with People

A nonprofit organization

$3,310 raised by 23 donors

33% complete

$10,000 Goal


Up with People was established in 1968 as a 501(c)(3) international nonprofit organization and has been empowering communities and youth through transformative programs ever since. Up with People empowers youth to lead change in the world through performing arts, dialogue, and worldwide travel. Since its inception, Up with People has hosted 22,000+ youth participants in their programs from 135 countries and engaged over 5 million people from 73 cultural regions with a common message for peace. 

Up with People continues to further its vision of an inclusive and sustainable world where people are equal in dignity and rights by developing and scaling unique programming focused on fostering values-based leadership and life skills for teenagers and young adults. Up with People has bold goals for 2023 and 2024 with the recent launch of its VOICES by UWP program, focused on proudly developing a community of changemakers to lead conversations, communities, and collective action on global challenges. VOICES offers a world class global citizenship curriculum, a capstone project with mentorship, community service and cultural immersions, and a community festival and powerful show on equity , dignity and rights for all.

Learn more at www.upwithpeople.org .


We empower youth to be changemakers and to lead conversations, communities, and collective action on global challenges.

Background Statement

Up with People was founded in 1968 to harness the energy of youth, to amplify their voices, and to build bridges of understanding.

With a legacy of over five decades, we have had many significant accomplishments, reaching 1.1 billion people with our common message of peace, dignity, and equality for all.

We are building a community of changemakers through empowering youth to lead dialogue, exchange ideas, and act on social challenges that affect them. We prepare youth to succeed as global citizens, employees, entrepreneurs, and changemakers.

Up with People’s enriching educational programs blended with performance, dialogue, and travel, focuses on youth-to-youth engagement in schools, communities, and local organizations. In fact, in the last five years our programs have impacted more than 300,000 young people worldwide!

Organization Data


Organization name

Up with People

other names


Year Established



Arts, Culture & Humanities, Youth Development

Organization Size

Large Organization


6800 Broadway Suite 106
Denver, CO 80221

Service areas

Adams County, CO, US


303 460 7100



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