Featured ProgramS

UTA Actin’ Up Theatre Troupe

Fall 2021

A Messy Merry Musical

We are so proud of our youth theatre participants! Due to COVID, the Actin’ Up Theatre Troupe wasn’t sure they’d be able to have a live performance. So, they took on the challenge of creating a comedy short film. “A Messy Merry Musical” is the final product of the 11-week fall theatre session. Please support them by watching their film and sharing it with others.

This performance is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org)

2022 Winter Session Info & Registration

Youth Health and Wellness
COVID Relief Response

Because the COVID infection is most prevalent among people of color, the obese, and individuals with weakened immune systems, the lack of physical activity increases the risk for obesity, contraction, and complications among youth. With this in mind, we launched our health and wellness response initiative to help school-age children increase physical activity and improve mental health stability during the pandemic.

The programs below are designed to help foster awareness and present an enjoyable experience to help youth combat these issues:

• Health and Wellness Magazine for Youth – free, hardcopy magazine consisting of healthy, nutritional facts, at-home exercise options, and goal setting and leadership education to foster awareness and improve esteem and mental health.

• Wellness backpacks – filled with educational materials including goal-setting books and exercising equipment for youth who are medically obese, and youth populations that are at greater risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus.

• UTA online videos – focusing on health and nutrition, fitness, goal setting, and leadership to aid in at-home workout and wellness activities. These videos are available on our website and social media platforms.


Upward Thrive Academy, Inc. (UTA) is a 501(c)(3) human services organization, dedicated to empowering individuals and communities to overcome adversities and function at their highest capacity. The mission of UTA is to promote personal, family, community, and occupational wellness. We execute our mission by providing educational and vocational training, health and developmental resources, and community engagement events and activities for people of all ages. Read more…

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