Welcome to the Level Up Philly Blog: Empowering Youth, Transforming Communities

Welcome to the inaugural post of the Level Up Philly blog, a space dedicated to chronicling the transformative journey of Philadelphia’s youth.

This blog aims to highlight the remarkable work of Level Up Philly, a beacon of hope and progress not just in Philadelphia or Pennsylvania but across the nation. Through our stories, we’ll showcase our vision, mission, purpose, impact, and values and invite you to join us in this groundbreaking endeavor.

Our Vision and Mission

Level Up Philly, guided by the indomitable spirit of Pastor Aaron Campbell, is more than just an organization; it’s a movement reshaping the future of Philadelphia’s youth. Rooted in compassion and driven by the urgency of the city’s crises, our mission is to empower young leaders from high-risk neighborhoods, helping them ascend to greater heights of success and self-sufficiency​​.

Purpose and Impact

The purpose of Level Up Philly is to directly engage young people grappling with poverty, homelessness, PTSD, depression, and despair. By providing a holistic mentoring system encompassing counseling, crime intervention, academic support, and housing aid, we’re preparing these young individuals for a future in the global technology-powered job market​​.

Level Up Philly has already made a significant impact, serving over 76,000 gourmet meals, investing more than $510,000 directly into youth, and positively impacting over 5,000 young people since its inception​​. We are fighting the crisis head-on, one life at a time.

Values and Approach

Our values are deeply rooted in seeing the intrinsic worth in every individual. Everyone deserves a chance, irrespective of their background or past. This belief is reflected in our approach, where we welcome everyone, including those from rival neighborhood gangs, ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for all​​.

Short-Term and Long-Term Goals

In the short term, our goal is to provide immediate relief and support to the youth of Philadelphia, offering them a safe space to be themselves and grow. In the long term, we aim to expand our operations, dreaming of opening five days a week to cater to more young individuals in need​​. Our ultimate goal is to transform these lives, instilling hope and belief in a brighter future.

Getting Involved

Your support is crucial to our mission. You can join us in various ways:

Donating: Your financial support is invaluable in sustaining our efforts. Make a Donation.

Volunteering: Reach out to Aaron Campbell for opportunities to volunteer and make a difference.

Partnering/Sponsoring: We welcome partnerships and sponsorships that align with our mission. For inquiries, please email [email protected].

Press Inquiries: For press-related matters, contact [email protected] to share our story and impact.


Through this blog, we aim to bring the stories of change, challenge, and triumph from the heart of Philadelphia. We believe that together, we can create a world where every young person has the opportunity to Level Up. Stay tuned for inspiring stories, insights, and updates on our journey to empower a generation.

Follow our journey on Instagram @LevelUpFridays.


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