For over 15 years PowerUp USA has used a hand-on approach to teach Art, Media, Science and Technology to underserved and low income population. Each program in our holistic training model teaches vocational skills, job readiness. math, and entrepreneurship.
Arts and creative experiences for young artists in high-risk situation give them a voice. They learn to express their identity and communicate their feeling and experiences in an artistic way that removes social isolation, Family conflict for healing and rebuilding toward stability. Arts exploration designed specifically for these youth in drawing, dance, music, poetry, theater, and painting.
Digital Film Program
Our Digital Media Film program introduces the art of acting, screenwriting, camera operation, and digital editing to students ages 7-17. Students are provided an encouraging and supportive arena in which to explore their creativity, improve communication, and learn scientific research skills.
Learn how to record and produce music with our hands-on digital audio workstations. We provide students with in-class recording, post-production, and more. Our expert instructors will show how to make a beat, mix a song, use software instruments, and create music with multitrack recording software.
Our Youth Technology program give student real world vocational skills which aim to help kids ages 8-16 understand of the inside of a computer, the basics of programming and other fun technology-related subjects. The students will get to built a personal computer while learning fundamental and robotics and technology concepts. All programming is done through a free interactive game design system called Kodu and Lego Mindstorm programmable robots
PowerUp USA teaches skills relevant to the real world, motivating students to stay in school. Students learn to recognize opportunities for success all around them and graduate with the necessary presentation, leadership, and problem-solving skills for continuing their education and contributing to the economy by either running their own businesses or joining the workforce.
Web and Graphic Design
The Internet is one of the most powerful tools in society. Our web design program gives youth real world experience using HTM, and industry-leading software
Students will create their own personal and business website in this section of the program.
Solar Renewable Energy
The course is written at the high school level with lessons in energy efficiency, solar thermal, solar electric, wind, microhydro, renewable energy in the developing world and the economics of renewable energy. students will develop critical thinking skills and build upon foundational knowledge of math, science, and technology to do hands-on projects, games, constructions, investigations and experiments while understanding the benefits of renewable energy.
Radio & Podcast
Creating radio/podcast program has many educational benefits, including strengthening skills in communication, research, writing, and collaboration — Our program will walk students through the steps of preproduction, recording, post-production and publishing.