a cultural ensemble with a passion for presenting
art with a message. Our presentations are
based in the cultures of Africa and America.
We believe our art has a purpose, which
is to provide a harmony among us all. The
program is designed to build a foundation
to assist the participants to become successful
adults. UP teaches the participants the
positive aspects of their cultural heritage,
while simultaneously increasing self–esteem
and motivation towards excellence in self
participants to cultural information regarding
African and African-Americans that will provide
a historical context in which to view themselves.
the great contributions of our culture to
the development of the human family.
the seed of unity, collective work and responsibility,
creativity, and purpose.
the participants’ sense of identity,
sense of history, and sense of struggle.
the participants to the concept of art as
a cultural expression.
the participant to develop and deliver art
through their chosen medium.
Boost self esteem
and self motivation to excel through the
experience of performing in a public setting.
familiar with some history that precedes
them, exemplified by their ability to articulate
what they have learned in a creative manner.
To see the development
of “village” thinking exemplified
by collaborative efforts between different
groups (i.e. school, community, church,)
that result in service learning hours project
and the development and production of a
creative project i.e., play, skit, musical,
that expresses this thinking.
Know and understand
the Nguzo Saba (seven principles) of our
value system built upon our African and
African American tradition Program Delivery
Program can be designed to fit the needs
of the service provider.
be designed to fit the needs of the service
provider. The program is set up in a series
of workshops that include the use of several
multimedia. The program will culminate with
a performance that will include the participants.