“The concept of total wellness recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior affects our greater health and well-being. And we, in turn, are affected not only emotionally but also physically and spiritually.”

Greg Anderson, Author
The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness


Over the past nine years, UTA has outreached to our local communities aiding the homeless and others in crisis conditions, senior citizens, and youth through a plethora of services ranging from our annual Cupcakes for Christmas® Toy Drives to our Budding Authors literacy program. After years of continued outreach, Upward Thrive Academy, Incorporated officially in 2019 and we are an official 501(c)(3) human services organization in Southern Maryland. We are gratified to say that we have remained passionate and committed to positively impacting the lives of those within our communities who greatly need charitable services to sustain a lifestyle of health and wellness.

Our mission is to promote personal, family, and occupational wellness. We execute our mission by providing educational and vocational training, developmental resources, and community engagement events and activities for people of all ages. Our Motto:



Wellness is the continual process of maintaining social, emotional, environmental, intellectual, and physical wellbeing. To encourage such welfare among individuals, their families, and the working environment, UTA is dedicated to train/teach and mentor in the areas of goal-setting, leadership, public speaking, writing skills and publishing, and pre-employment/work readiness. Furthermore, we have made a commitment to help foster healthy relationships among citizens within their respective communities.

Special thanks to our sponsors

Upward Thrive Academy, Inc.

(443) 924-6105

1282 Smallwood Dr. W
Waldorf, MD 20695

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