Youth Development

Unified Progress International Education Inc

  • Chandler, AZ
  • www.upieducation.org

Mission Statement

Our Core Purpose
To prepare our youth & teens for living successfully in the world.

OUR MISSION
Improving and sustaining a healthy global community through the advancement of Life Skills Solutions™ and a culture of human kindness.

OUR VISION
To ensure that every young person has the opportunity to “Unleash the Power Inside" themselves and become self-assured, educated citizens and successful role models for their peers and future generations of our global community.

Main Programs

  1. UPI Education Life Skills Solutions(TM) Training Curriculum for Ansonia Middle School
  2. Character Education and Community Leadership
  3. UPI Adult Training (Train the Trainer) Life Skills Solutions(TM)
  4. Cloves Campbell Sr. Elementary School Life Skills Solutions(TM) Training
  5. Steve Harvey / FBI Male Mentorship
  6. Summer Teen Leadership Camp
  7. My Brother's Keeper Seminar
  8. 2015 Summer Leadership Camp for Male Teens
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

New Haven, Connecticut
Ansonia, Connecticut
Phoenix, Arizona
Chandler, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona
Little Elm, Texas
Flagstaff, Arizona

ruling year

2005

President since 2004

Self-reported

Mr. Frank Edward Crump

Keywords

Self-reported

Life Skills Training

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Also Known As

UPI Education

EIN

31-1835495

 Number

1858239758

Physical Address

1849 East Lynx Place

Chandler, AZ 85249

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The UPI Education program is effective in leaving the reading, writing, and arithmetic (the core curriculum) to the school teachers, while focusing on the importance of education, family, choices, societal, financial and economic literacy - as these facilitate the individual student's development into a good citizen -- capable of contributing to the school community and society at large. A direct benefit of exposure to the UPI Education program, which contains both gender-specific and gender-neutral elements, is an improvement in student self-worth and self-motivation, which will lead to improved academic and personal performance.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

UPI Education Life Skills Solutions(TM) Training Curriculum for Ansonia Middle School

This project was a collaboration between the Ansonia Middle School of Ansonia, CT.; the Naugatuck Valley Boys and Girls Club; the US Golf Association (USGA) and UPI Education. The USGA Mentoring Program evolves around the game of golf while the UPI Life Skills Solutions 12-week life skills curriculum training program served as the educational componet for this project.

Category

At-Risk Populations

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 2

Character Education and Community Leadership

As Consultant, UPI established cohesion between Southside community members and local leadership by using a Temperament Sorter, entitled True Colors, that was designed to determine each participants, Awareness about personality types by color orientation and to validate the need and importance of respecting everyones input to the session. The shared acceptance and application of this technique set the stage for an effective Focus session that produced exciting and meaningful cross- generational dialogue. The primary Objective was to create structured activities that would lead to the recruitment of new members and potential leaders to share in this venerable process and to take ownership in improving some of the conditions of this impoverished community.

Category

Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

5000.00

Program 3

UPI Adult Training (Train the Trainer) Life Skills Solutions(TM)

The UPI Education “Train the Trainer” sessions engaged prospective UPI Facilitators in a series of workshops that exposed them to the overall UPI Mission, Curriculum and group development dynamics necessary to implement the UPI Life Skills Solutions™ program at local public and charter schools. Our goal was to maximize the experience and competence of each Trainee by increasing their general awareness about the gradual shifting in the social and public service paradigm from “Youth at Risk” to the new millennium paradigm of “Youth Development Continuum”. Where the ‘At Risk’ philosophy emphasizes a young person’s vulnerability to social deprivation i.e. Domestic & Gang Violence, Drug Abuse, Premature Sexual Involvement, Teen Pregnancy and Poverty-Criminal Habituation as ‘Human Deficits’ we recognize that all Young People possess latent ‘Human Assets’ that when nurtured and mentored through the individual and collective efforts of parents and caring adults, it provides opportunities for Youth & Teens to empower themselves.

Category

Adults

Population(s) Served

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Adults

Blacks

Budget

3500.00

Program 4

Cloves Campbell Sr. Elementary School Life Skills Solutions(TM) Training

Unified Progress International (UPI) Education effectively implemented a 20-week, Life Skill Solutions™ Character Education and Leadership Training program, for the entire 6th grade at Cloves Campbell Sr. Elementary School (Phoenix, AZ). Arizona State University partnered with UPI on this project providing video filming and editing expertise.
UPI facilitated five (5) classes of sixth graders combining for a total of 75 students {Approximately (15) students per class}. Class time consisted of forty-five (45) minutes for each normal school week; over a 20-week period during normal school hours.

Category

At-Risk Populations

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities ?-- Other Specified Group

Budget

10000.00

Program 5

Steve Harvey / FBI Male Mentorship

- UPI was invited by, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Washington office) and TV Host Steve Harvey, to provide a UPI Life Skills Solutions™ seminar for single Mothers during a 3-Day Steve Harvey “Minority Male and their Single Mom’s” Symposium, held on Steve Harvey’s ranch in Little Elm, TX.

Category

At-Risk Populations

Population(s) Served

Blacks

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Female Adults

Budget

20000.00

Program 6

Summer Teen Leadership Camp

UPI will conduct a 5.5 week Summer Teen Leadership Camp in Partnership with Arizona State University; the Carver Museum of Phoenix; and the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department i.e. (Project Brave) (Harmon Park Recreation Center) and (Camp Colley). Teens age, 13-18 and three generations of adults (ages 25-30, 40-50 and 55-70) participated.

Category

At-Risk Populations

Population(s) Served

Blacks

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

Budget

10000.00

Program 7

My Brother's Keeper Seminar

We conducted a one-day seminar in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday and President Obama's call for action re. My Brother's Keeper. The seminar was free to the public and included poetry, readings from key speeches made by Dr. King and spiritual song selections as provided by a local choir.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

None

None

Budget

1000.00

Program 8

2015 Summer Leadership Camp for Male Teens

This 8 week summer camp was designed to teach leadership skills to male teens (14-18 years of age). The program was based upon 10 Principals of Leadership. UPI's U-Team members conducted the training along with prominent members from the community who provided TED-Talk like sessions relative to the related topic and their personal life and work experiences. The program culminated with a graduation ceremony for parents, family and friends co-sponsored by Maricopa Community Colleges.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$3,000.00

Results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

1. Number of free participants in conferences

Target Population
Minorities

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Partners and programs under the UPI Education umbrella account for approximately three to four thousand touches per year in providing services (life skills training, summer camps, STEM, lectures, etc

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    UPI Education's long term Goals are to provide the following nationally:

    1. UPI Life Skills Solutions(TM) training for school students grade 6-12

    2. UPI Teen Leadership Academy Summer Camp for Teen's 15 - 19

    3. UPI 21st Century Learning to support Parents and Teachers - Demystifying The Z Generation.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    UPI's Strategies are:

    1. Continue to improve training materials and methods of delivering quality programing - gaining increased national recognition and increased financial support.

    2. Form Partnerships with Universities, Colleges, Corporations, Foundations and other organizations which allow for opportunities to expand program delivery and scalability.

    3. Create a strategic Pipeline for students moving them from middle school to high school to college and careers.

    4. Maintain a strategic database of UPI participants - creating an international family of graduates who come back and support UPI's growth and development.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    UPI's current organizational capabilities which allow us to address and meet our goals consist of:

    UPI MANAGEMENT - A capable UPI Management team and Partners that has been developed over the past 12 years; consisting of some of the best leadership minds, skilled practitioners of the social services, behavioral health, education, nonprofit, political and faith-based individuals; each, sharing concern for the well-being and success of youth and our communities.

    UPI BOARD of DIRECTORS - A new board of directors was established January 1, 2016. Member's represent a cross-section of professionals and races all striving for the success of UPI.

    UPI BOARD of ADVISORS (local and international) - provide immediate advice and suggestions relative to their respective areas of expertise.

    UPI LEGAL, ACCOUNTING and FINANCIAL REPRESENTATION - Insures compliance, professional guidance and advice.

    UPI PROGRAMS WHICH PROVIDE THE GLUE -
    1. UPI Life Skills Solutions(TM) training for school students grade 6-12

    2. UPI Teen Leadership Academy Summer Camp for Teen's 15 - 19

    3. UPI 21st Century Learning to support Parents and Teachers - Demystifying The Z Generation.

    4. My Brother's Keeper training for minority females and males

    5. 'STEAM' training and Computer Literacy classes

    6. Entrepreneurship classes

    7. Community Theater
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The VERBAL progress indicators of our respective programs are best described by UPI participants via our UPI Youtube videos
    < https://www.youtube.com/user/UPIEducation>.

    With specific reference to our Life Skills Solutions (LSS) (TM) training for schools, we request the schools to measure student results by comparing:

    1. Student Grade Point Averages (GPA) before UPI training and after
    2. Student Attendance before UPI training and after
    3. Student Discipline Actions before UPI training and after

    PROGRESS INDICATORS - students who have completed UPI LSS training have on average shown:
    a. 16.4% increase in GPA
    b. 23% increase in school attendance
    c. Zero disciplinary actions during the semester/marking period
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    UPI has:

    1. become a certified "Preferred Provider" of the Arizona Department of Education, enabling UPI to approvingly provide life skills training to school children attending Arizona public, private or charter schools.
    2. trained more than 50 adult volunteers as certified UPI Facilitators capable of delivering UPI's Life Skills Solutions(TM) training programs.
    3. become a Platinum member of Gold Star
    4. conducted fundraising via the internationally acclaimed auction house i.e. CharityBuzz raising funds in support of UPI's programing cost.
    5. partnered with Arizona State University (ASU); The University of Idaho, Maricopa Community Colleges; Rio Salado College; The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation; South Mountain Community Center of Phoenix; The Black Chamber of Commerce (Phoenix); The Urban League of Phoenix, The Tri-Caucus (Phoenix); Camp Colley (Prescott, Az) and 15 local or out of state nonprofits in Partnership working to provide programs for youth and teens.
    6. was selected as a Top-Rated Nonprofit for 2015
    It is our aim to continue to develop working relationships that maximize benefits to students, youth, adults and organizations.

    UPI has not BUT will in 2016:
    1. seek appropriate funding sources supporting our mission.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

New Haven, Connecticut
Ansonia, Connecticut
Phoenix, Arizona
Chandler, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona
Little Elm, Texas
Flagstaff, Arizona

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Funding Needs

Our top three most pressing funding needs are: 1. Secure “seed grant" funding which will serve as the catalyst in allowing UPI to take its programs to scale nationally. 2. Provide funding for an on-line version of the UPI Life Skills Solutions™ curriculum. 3. Funding in support of UPI's Summer Leadership Camp and My Brother's Keeper training for male and female teens. UPI has focused on ensuring the quality and enhancing the value of its programming, curriculum and leadership capabilities prior to seeking funding. Given this approach UPI has been selective as to which funding/grant opportunities to pursue. UPI only recently applied for two program grants, winning one (i.e. a 5-year Arizona Dept. of Education License Plate grant for approximately $10K annually). During the first six months of 2016, UPI Leadership has determined that the programs and curriculum are fully scalable while maintaining the high level of quality for which our UPI brand stands. As a result, UPI Leadership is ready to pursue the appropriate funding sources supporting our mission.

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Unified Progress International Education Inc

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President

Mr. Frank Edward Crump

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Christian R Smith

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BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?