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Up2Us seeks to increase the impact of and access to youth sports as a tool for positive youth development. This is a national coalition leading the movement to use sports to address critical issues facing youth in this nation, including childhood obesity, academic failure and anti-social behavior.

Up2Us seeks to increase access to quality youth sports activities for children nationwide through the following programs - Coach Across America (providing coaches to programs serving vulnerable youth); Get Set (campaign uniting the sports industry to provide badly needed resources to youth development programs); The Center for Sports Based Youth Development (the "think tank" of Up2Us); & Youth Sports Revitalizers (community organizers in low income communities.)

Up2Us specializes in connecting sports based youth development programs; studying impact & best practices; building and expanding sports based youth development programs that are addressing issues such as childhood obesity, dropout rates, gang violence and teenage pregnancy.

Contact: Kelly Lyons
520 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
Telephone: 212-563-3031

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