Digital Art & Literacy

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Computer Tech & Coding

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Music and Podcast Program

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Intro to Gaming

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About Our Company

PowerUP USA is the leader in providing art, media, science and technology education to in and out of school youth and low-income adults. We provide on-site training for youth-based organizations, after schools programs, summer camps and consulting services.


Our Team Members

With over 25 years of combined teaching and industry experience, our instructor brings real world application into every program we offer. 

More Facts About Us

Due to lack of exposure, many disadvantaged youths and low-income communities are lost when it comes to knowing 21st-century career options. At Powerup USA we empower youth with the skill necessary to compete in today's workplace. PowerUp hands-on training model is ideal for the unemployed, underemployed or someone just needing to upgrade their skill base.

Our Latest Projects

PowerUp USA has partnered with the Charlotte Black Film Festival in order to expose youth to acting, filmmaking and the writing process. Over 40 students participated during the festival and took part in the film screenings and after screening Q and A. 

Digital Divide: The technology gap by Race/Ethnicity - Pew Research Center data




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YSA Global Youth Day


Power UP USA and Youth Service America believes that youth, communities, and our democracy thrive when we all work together for the common good. Our mission is to activate young people, ages 5-25, to find their voice, take action, and acquire powerful civic and 21st Century skills as they solve problems facing their communities.  Youth-led projects use Awareness, Service, Advocacy, and Philanthropy (LeadASAP) strategies to create social and environmental change. Sign up for our youth Townhall here.  http://powerup-usa.org/after-school-program/

Digital Movie Making Camp @ Hickory Grove Library

Year-Round Digital Saturdays @ Studio Movie Grill & UNCC

Historic West End Digital Movie Making Program

Computer Tech Program @ JCSU

Coding for the Web @ UNCC

Music Video Production @