Areas Of Impact
Your contribution will directly impact the lives of our teens and young adults through our ongoing initiatives:
Level Up Academy
We are launching the Level Up Academy, a state-of-the-art learning center with an emphasis on technology and the performing arts. The Academy will upskill our youth and prepare them for the workforce. With your gift, our teens and young adults will have access to quality training and education.
Freshly prepared meals and food pantry
Every week, Level Up prepares over 500 family-style, freshly prepared meals, which for many is their first and only meal of the day. The poverty level in Philadelphia is so high that meals simply must accompany every Level Up gathering. Your gift will ensure that our youth receive a free meal every time they attend Level Up.
As the gun violence crisis is at an all time high in Philadelphia, more teens and young adults are coming to our safe space. We are expanding our capacity to serve them. Your gift will ensure that our safe space is opened additional days of the week to welcome our youth.
Our Level Up young people need assistance in all aspects of their daily lives. For example, your gift will help our youth purchase school uniforms, shoes, and school supplies, fund transportation costs, and pay for ID cards required for employment. Your gift will also help ensure that our most vulnerable youth have adequate heating and water utilities at home and provide emergency housing for those facing homelessness.