“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, Upward Thrive Academy, Inc. (UTA) has out-reached to local communities throughout Charles County, aiding the homeless and others in crisis conditions, senior citizens, and youth through a plethora of services ranging from its annual Cupcakes for Christmas® Toy Drives to its Budding Authors literacy program. In 2019, after years of continued outreach, UTA Incorporated as a human services organization in the State of Maryland and attained its 501(c)(3) IRS exempt status that same year. We are gratified to say that we have remained passionate and committed to positively impacting the lives of those within our communities who need charitable services to sustain a lifestyle of health and wellness.

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. 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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