Promoting personal, family, and occupational wellness.

Upward Thrive Academy, Inc. provides services that help individuals restore, improve, and maintain personal, family, community, and occupational wellness. 

Featured Programs & Events

Official Lights, Camera, Action Movie. A compilation of 3 amazing short films by our Actin’ Up Theatre Troupe!

Discounts and payment plans available. Email us at . Be sure to include the programs you’re interested in. 

Receive the latest issue of our Get Up and Goal Magazine for a small donation of $10.99. Contact us if you would like to make a larger contribution to receive the magazine in bulk. Thank you for your support.

Food Pantry Distribution

4th Mondays from 10:30am – 12pm

Support the young actors of the UTA Actin’ Up Theatre Troupe program by sporting their gear! Thank you for your support.

Check Out Excerpts from our current issue of Get Up and Goal Magazine

For a small donation of just $10.99, we’ll send you our current issue of Get Up and Goal Magazine. Check out excerpts from this publication above. Get Up and Goal Mag is for youth by youth. Content includes articles written by the youth of the UTA Journalism & Media Club. Thank you for your support.

“The generous donation of warm winter kits from Upward Thrive Academy is greatly appreciated by the students and families of Dr. Brown Elementary and Barnhart Elementary. Socks are items that are rarely donated to schools, but are often in need. Thank you so much for ensuring that our students are warm during this winter season.” – Ms. Ameen (CCPS PPW)

Youth Health and Wellness

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. UTA’s mission is to promote personal, family, and occupational wellness. We execute this mission by providing educational and vocational training, developmental resources, and community engagement events and activities for people of all ages. Read more…

Upward Thrive Academy, Inc.

(443) 924-6105

1282 Smallwood Dr. W
Waldorf, MD 20603

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