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As the nationwide leader in sports-based youth development, Up2Us, a national nonprofit, harnesses the power of sports to reduce youth violence, promote health, and inspire academic success for kids in every community. Our research, training, and on-the-ground initiatives empower sports programs across the country to become a united force for meaningful change.
In New Orleans, Up2Us is targeting the childhood obesity epidemic by providing underserved neighborhoods with 24 half-time AmeriCorps members who will serve as sports-based youth development coaches for approximately 2,500 kids.