No path to success was ever walked alone. ALL WAYS UP is proud to partner with deserving and determined youth in a variety of meaningful ways. Our special programs provide additional financial support, internship opportunities and unique mentoring experiences that build momentum — empowering youth with life-changing self-confidence and invaluable social, educational and leadership skills.
Many scholarship recipients must work while they are attending college. To help alleviate some of this burden, ALL WAYS UP matches a portion of the money students earn, with a monthly cap. To be eligible for the program, students must have completed at least one year of college and work no more than 20 hours per week.
In addition to financial support, ALL WAYS UP pairs students with mentors to help support them throughout the school year. We provide ongoing training and resources to the mentors, and the program provides an invaluable source of support for the students.
In tandem with the Mentorship Program, ALL WAYS UP works with a variety of members in the community to secure summer internships for scholars living in the Los Angeles area. The program opens up opportunities for the students that they would otherwise be unable to access.
To date, ALL WAYS UP has sent more than 1,000 kids to summer camp. The ALL WAYS UP Summer Camp program was created to provide youth ages 6-17 with scholarships to attend summer camp. This program ensures that parents have a safe place to send their children during the summer months. ALL WAYS UP has committed to send 450 youth to camp each summer.
Every year, ALL WAYS UP works with PK Management, LLC, one of its national sponsors, to select a handful of Section 8 Housing buildings for the Summer Camp program. This year, PK Management has built partnerships to sponsor 15 summer camps throughout the nation. All tenants at the selected sites with children ages 6-17 are eligible to apply. In exchange, parents of Summer Camp participants are asked to commit to 10-20 hours of community service.
ALL WAYS UP Scholar and college graduate, Na'eem Wilkins, started a summer camp at his childhood home in Norfolk, Virginia. Na'eem was highlighted on his local TV station for "Making his Mark."