Every summer, ALL WAYS UP hosts two leadership summits, one for rising college freshmen and a second one for rising college seniors.
The UP Through Education Summit
Many underserved students are faced with educational gaps that can be a barrier to their collegiate success. All students who are chosen to receive a scholarship attend a one-day retreat. Instead of focusing solely on academic achievement, the UP Through Education Summit empowers students to take control of their own success by instilling self-confidence through the retreat's theme, "My Life, My Choice, My Future."
The Summit focuses on teaching the students, through fun and engaging workshops, the importance of their personal brand; successful time management and study habit techniques; and effective networking skills, as well as dispelling the stigma of asking for help and acquiring tools to overcome possible fears of self-doubt. One of the most important tools acquired at the Summit is a sense of self-assurance — that no matter what the students may encounter during the first year of college, they believe that they belong there and have all the necessary resources and knowledge to readjust, seek assistance and be successful.
The College to Career Summit
The UP Through Education Summit is book-ended by the College to Career Summit, a weekend virtual event for rising college seniors. The workshops, panel discussions, and tips and tricks shared are focused on preparing the scholars for life after graduation - whether that be graduate school or a full-time job. Students hear from our founder and his Executive Team, learn about creating a budget and sticking by it, and engage with a number of individuals who are working in a variety of fields. The students learn about what it's like to work in areas that include human resources, finance and consulting, the non-profit arena, tech, and the arts. Students learn how to conduct a job search, how to update your resume and write a cover letter, and why it's important to have a LinkedIn profile and what it should include.