Upstanders Academy: an online social justice experiential learning program for youth ages 8 – 13, where we talk about real world issues and come up with actions we can take to help make things better. We connect with, support and empower our youth through meaningful and impactful experiences, conversations and mentorship.

October means a new social justice theme for Upstanders Academy and a new chance for kids to join in! We will be learning more about LGBTQ+ for October.

We have had a great time learning amazing things in our September session on Plastic Pollution. Last week, we got to interview Melanie Abdelnour, Co-founder and Executive Director of Deep Blue Clean-up – a local non-profit organization focused on educating youth about plastic pollution and methods of cleaning our waters from harmful plastics, and micro-plastics. The conversation was so meaningful, inspiring and impactful.


Days: Tuesdays
Time: 4:45 – 5:45 pm EST
Dates: Oct 5 to Dec 28
Ages: 8 to 13
Price: $300/family/term or $120/family/month

Monthly Themes:
October – LGBTQ+
November – Textile Waste
December – Homelessness

This amazing program consists of weekly online meetings and empowering learning opportunities that encourage our youth to:
* Discover their passion and gifts, determine their own path, and become great leaders.
* Grow and diversify their knowledge, empathy, compassion and connections.
* Develop actions they can take to make things better, thereby building their confidence and ensuring they believe that they have the power to make a difference now – not just in the future, but right now.

Check out our Facebook event page for even more details.


The program will take place through Zoom. The meeting link will be emailed to participants before each weekly meeting.