GenUp Sports is a Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education, resources, and scholarships to underserved and incarcerated youth and young adults.
We strive to unite communities and educate and empower our next generation of leaders both nationally and internationally.
No boundaries, GenUp.
We are passionate about providing programs and resources that facilitate continuity and the one on one attention our children and young adults need to build confidence, develop trust, and foster skills that help them thrive as adults in their communities and beyond.
One in five children in North Texas lives in poverty. More than 260,000 children in the area are considered food insecure, leaving them with limited access to opportunities such as organized sports and healthy eating options. Food insecurity is correlated with lower reading and math scores, lower attendance, and reduced graduation potential.
Only 58% of students in foster care graduate high school.
In the United States, 2.7 million children have a parent in jail or prison, compounding childhood trauma.
Studies have shown a positive association between participating in sports and lower rates of substance abuse, significantly higher emotional stability, and higher high school graduation rates.
Providing accessible programs and resources is one imperative aspect of the whole development and success of our youths. Whether we are providing funding, dropping off donations, or working in-person with our youth, we strive to create an atmosphere of consistency, support, love, and community.
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