It is difficult for a small non-profit such as LearningTree Productions to build an effective collaborative network to further our mission of making a real difference impacting our children's education nationwide. Becaming a UPI partner and networking with other individuals and organizations with similar goals is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I am currently reading The Power of Collaborative Solutions: Six Principles and Effective Tools for Building Healthy Communities by Tom Wolff and was struck by Arthur Himmelman's definition of collaboration which perfectly defines my experience with UPI. The power of UPI for me is this:
"Exchanging information, modifying activities, sharing resources and enhancing the capacity of another for the mutual benefit and to achieve a common purpose by sharing risk, resources, responsibilities and rewards."
UPI is a moving train picking up steam, gathering power along the way, building a network that is making a difference in communities across the country. Thank you Frank Crump for inviting us along for the ride.
Since meeting Frank Crump and becoming a U-Team member organiation of Unified Progress International Education Inc., I see a clear path for LearningTree Productions, Inc. becoming an effective force for change in the community on the local as well as national level. Franks vision of expanding the role of non-profit into a broader focus, positions UPI to create a bond, links in a chain, that strengthens every organization under the UPI umbrella. A brilliant strategy with the agenda of empowering our children, UPI is the 21st century blueprint for social change through education.
My first encounter with UPI was several years ago when two of my teenage sons participated in and completed the UPI Summer Teen Leadership program. The affects of this program on my sons was nothing short of remarkable. I witnessed shy/introverted boys brrak out of tveir shells. Since that time one of my sons graduated from high school one year earlier and valedictorian. His younger brother is right behind him. I have sinced volunteered my time and resources to the great mission of UPI.
The great work of UP I is nothing short of incredible. Two of my teenage sons participated in the UPI Elite Teen Leadership Summer Program and the effects are awesome. They are more focused on their goals in life, reading more, getting more involved in community projects and helping others. I have become a U Team member and I'm very inspired by the visionary leadership of Frank Crump. I am looking forward to the great work in the future.
Ghazi H. Muhammad
Your Path Your Destiny
UPI has worked relentlessly with inner city youth to instill a positive mental attitude, strong work ethic and to strive to achieve their goals.
UPI is going amazing work bringing multiple nonprofits together to collaborate on helping our youth. The future is very bright for this growing organization!
I've had the privilege of working with UPI Education for over 4 years in multiple consulting roles and directing capacities. I have enjoyed every experience created to serve our youth. I continue to love educating young women entering the business and STEM worlds to embrace their inner-strengths and talents, branching out into more diverse roles as they graduate from college. In my time with UPI I have come to nurture some fine young people through mentoring programs, and have had the honor of working with a switched on Board of Directors. I cannot speak any higher of UPI Education, and Frank Crump. This expanding team of professionals are my growing family. Thank you!
I met Frank Crump several years ago. At that point, I started paying attention to UPIs events, articles and their presence in the community. It occurs to me that they are doing the right things for education and for young people. I hope that their presence continues to expand in South and West Phoenix.
I was homeless and charity saved me and without help. I would not have reach the success that I achieved. UPI is the greatest achievement in higher education that has been developed in the past 20 years.
The mentoring program provided by UPI was phenomenal!! My students were excited to work with Ghazi Muhammad every week. It was an added bonus for Mr. Dwayne Baker to donate laptops for my students!! Thank you Frank Crump, your organization has had a positive impact on the lives of my students and our entire Create Academy community.
I have known Frank Crump, Founder of UPI for many years having met through my Mentor, a LIFELONG friend of Mr. Crump. We have consulted on various projects and developed a bond taking our friendship to the next level. Frank has the drive and initiative to continue to lead us at UPI to make the organization relevant and have the impact on our most important resource our children. As Chairman of Peace In The Hood in Cleveland, Ohio we take a direct approach to youth through gang intervention, the most violent youth among us. It is important to me to involve my time and money with UPI simply because UPI is the solution for the children, especially those left out at the bottom of the list. Just ask the children about UPI!
Review from Guidestar
UPI is an amazing organization led by Frank Crump. His leadership has been exemplary in building momentum to get the UPI Life Skills Program into schools and make a difference in the lives of our youths. It's because of programs like this our children will have a brighter future. So proud to be a part of this wonderful organization.
Sincerely, Pat Gillum
CEO/Founder - The Sisterhood Extravaganza
I have been a member on the Board of Advisor since late 2013. I currently continue to serve on the Board and also as an Executive Management team member, providing the company with my expertise in branding and social enterprise. I believe in UPI's mission, to build a future for our children and youth that they too can share in, and be proud of their involvement. We're shattering the glass ceiling imposed upon our youth by society, their histories, their families and their stereotypes. We're working together, united alongside our partners, to create new pathways for our youth to walk, give them hope, show them the way, and to give them the tools to be MORE, do MORE, pay forward MORE. I am honored to be on this great team of like-minded people and businesses, all sharing the same dream. Thank you.
The word that comes to my mind as I type these few words this morning before sunrise is..."beacon". As in Beacon of Light in an environment so desperately in need of it. To give "light" in the manner and methodology as this organization is Doing, is to illuminate the minds and the hopes and the visions of so many whom other wise would be trapped in the darkness of a world too few know or care to know about. I'm grateful to have discovered the WORK of Unified Progress International and as is inevitable, as more and more reflect the light...more minds,visions and hopes will be illuminated. In this moment I speak for transformation of lives through the WORK of United Progress International ....and my word will not return to me void.
I worked with UPI recently and I had a chance to view their leadership program dealing with young teens first hand. Their 2015 summer youth camp was very effective with their kids who participated in the program and their progress and attitudes reflected the leadership of UPI's outstanding mentors.
Great program and recommend to any family seeking to send their kids on a positive path of making right choices!!
Pressure Entertainment Films LLC
Abdu Dandridge, owner
After he attending the UPI Summer Camp which took him to visit the ASU campus my grandson went from a failing student to an A/B and decided he is going to college.
I've known Mr. Frank Crump for many years and he is an outstanding gentleman of distinctive talent. Above reproach, Mr. Crump has consistently and conscientiously striven for excellence in whatever endeavor he has undertaken.
A passionate advocate for functional families and harmonious communities, Mr. Crump has made it his life's work to go beyond the call of duty and lead those prepared to follow to new heights of knowledge and understanding. With Mr. Crump as the helmsman of Unified Progress Education Inc., investors and students alike can rest assured they will be experiencing sustained growth and mutual benefits for years to come.
Review from Guidestar
The work that UPI is doing to educate our community is WONDERFUL! The programs they provide truly do make a difference in the lives of the children and adults they work with! Mahalo so much to UPI for all your dedication and hard work!
Review from Guidestar
I was only introduced to UPI within the last 8 months and I have been impressed from day-one with the level of professionalism and commitment that this organization brings to each meeting and to their collaborative efforts. UPI is being intentional to make connections with industry and all levels of educations to find ways in which to ulitmately impact youth and their families! There is a definite synergy within this organization and while they are focused and bring research to the table they never forget that their primary purpose is to give kids hope and to help every child see that there is a purpose for their life...sometimes no one told them until they met the UPI staff!
Quality origanization. So proud to watch them grow and engage in our communities.
Review from Guidestar
Great organization. It's been a long time coming. I have know the founder since day one and about his vision on children's education and changing them in a positive way.
Review from Guidestar
I have been associated with UPI Education for nine years. I have witnessed the organizations growth and development firsthand with awe and excitement. There are many youth development or life skills programs throughout the country (many of which serve their communities well) UPI's Life Skills Solutions(TM) training program is among the best and in time it's program value will be measured by the number of students who graduate from its course.