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.
With over 25 years of combined teaching and industry experience, our instructor brings real world application into every program we offer.
Queen City Arts Festival
Join us Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 3, 2022, from 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm, and Sunday, September 4, 2022, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Enjoy the activities as we celebrate the best in Art, Culture, Dance, Drumming, Live Music, Spoken Word, Vendors, and more.
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
YSA Global Youth Day
YOUTH TOWN HALL – APRIL 24, 11:00am
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