Empowering and Equipping a Community Through the Arts
We develop and enhance cross cultural and networks, that enhances the whole being through music, dance, drama, fine arts, public speaking, and sports
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Now Serving: Santa Clara, contra costa, san joaquin, stanislaus, Sacramento, and Alameda counties, as well as San francisco city & county.

Youth Utilizing Power and Praise

A place for kids to shine

Our Mission is to develop cross-cultural networks, that enhances the whole being through performing arts, fine arts public speaking, and sports.

Our Vision is to build youth empowerment and self-esteem by providing access to supportive activities and services through performing arts, fine arts, sports, mentorship and entrepreneurship.

Our Values

  • Provide Safe Haven for Youth
  • Promote excellence in instruction, performance and practice.
  • Challenge and nurture students of all ages and ability levels.
  • Encouraging creativity.
  • Students will use only respectful, appropriate, inclusive, and supportive language when addressing fellow students, instructors, staff, and volunteers.
  • Provide Family Environment

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Our kids are growing, learning, and changing the world! Find out more about our vision, our leadership team, and our programs below.


YUPP is a home for talented youth. Choose a program that fits you!

Ages: 8 - 16

Breaking the Barriers Performing Arts Group

Breaking the Barriers (BTB)Performing Arts Group is a recording, touring group.

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Ages: 6 - 16

Light It Up School of the Arts (LIUSA)

Light It Up School of Arts

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Ages: All


YUPPORG has partnered with REUTS PERFORMANCE TENNIS. Please contact Reul Henry at reutsperformance@gmail.com to inquire about booking to begin your tennis journey! All ages welcome!

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Ages: 8 - 16

Outreach Programs

We encourage our youth participate in volunteer opportunities as we service the community.

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