Youth UpRising

Youth UpRising Youth UpRising (YU) is a multi-service community transformation hub, located in the heart of East Oakland, providing comprehensive, fully integrated health
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Youth UpRising provides a robust array of programming that creates opportunities for personal transformation. Currently, we have 100 staff members serving over 5,500 members. Many of our young people have been defined as hard to serve or are engaged or at risk of being engaged in the Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare or both. Our four core program areas:
• Health & Wellness (in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Oakland)
• Career & Education
• Arts & Expression
• Civic Engagement

Operating as usual

Msg. from Y'Anad Burrell, Executive Director, Youth UpRising.I am humbled at the invitation to share my gems of experien...
07/17/2021

Msg. from Y'Anad Burrell, Executive Director, Youth UpRising.

I am humbled at the invitation to share my gems of experience with our youth of today. I never take it lightly when extended a platform to have an impact on the lives of the talented and brilliant minds that will lead us into our now future. Thank you Patricia Turner for thinking of me and Youth UpRising. And go!
#graduation2021

Msg. from Y'Anad Burrell, Executive Director, Youth UpRising.

I am humbled at the invitation to share my gems of experience with our youth of today. I never take it lightly when extended a platform to have an impact on the lives of the talented and brilliant minds that will lead us into our now future. Thank you Patricia Turner for thinking of me and Youth UpRising. And go!
#graduation2021

Hey community!! Would you like to perform at our YU Welcome Back Day on August 9. If you are interested fill out the for...
07/16/2021

Hey community!! Would you like to perform at our YU Welcome Back Day on August 9. If you are interested fill out the form in our bio! Share the word with your family and friends!
#community #eastoakland #performance

Hey community!! Would you like to perform at our YU Welcome Back Day on August 9. If you are interested fill out the form in our bio! Share the word with your family and friends!
#community #eastoakland #performance

An easy way to be more productive is the simple 2-minute rule. Break large tasks into smaller increments, and commit to ...
07/14/2021

An easy way to be more productive is the simple 2-minute rule.

Break large tasks into smaller increments, and commit to 2 minutes at a time it make task easier!

#youthuprising #oakland #Wellnesswdnesday #community #2minuterule

An easy way to be more productive is the simple 2-minute rule.

Break large tasks into smaller increments, and commit to 2 minutes at a time it make task easier!

#youthuprising #oakland #Wellnesswdnesday #community #2minuterule

Hey Community! Unfortunately, we will be postponing the Chess Tournament. Share with the folks you have informed. The ev...
07/13/2021

Hey Community!

Unfortunately, we will be postponing the Chess Tournament.

Share with the folks you have informed.

The event will happen just at a later date.

#YouthUprising #Community #Oakland #eastoakland #chess

Hey Community!

Unfortunately, we will be postponing the Chess Tournament.

Share with the folks you have informed.

The event will happen just at a later date.

#YouthUprising #Community #Oakland #eastoakland #chess

You are the DREAM. Whatever you think about doing just know you can and will.#motivationmonday #Youthuprising #Oakland #...
07/12/2021

You are the DREAM. Whatever you think about doing just know you can and will.

#motivationmonday #Youthuprising #Oakland #Community

You are the DREAM. Whatever you think about doing just know you can and will.

#motivationmonday #Youthuprising #Oakland #Community

Queens of the Castle at Castlemont High School.  A summer program for African American girls, 11th & 12th graders. #quee...
07/11/2021

Queens of the Castle at Castlemont High School. A summer program for African American girls, 11th & 12th graders. #queensofthecastle #castlemonthigh #oakland #YouthUprising #eastoakland

Queens of the Castle at Castlemont High School. A summer program for African American girls, 11th & 12th graders. #queensofthecastle #castlemonthigh #oakland #YouthUprising #eastoakland

--#FeatureFriday highlights our students and the impact YU has had on them. At YU, we prepare our youth to flourish in t...
07/09/2021

--#FeatureFriday highlights our students and the impact YU has had on them. At YU, we prepare our youth to flourish in the Oakland community!
#youthdevlopment #eastoakland #youthuprising ##communityfìrst

--#FeatureFriday highlights our students and the impact YU has had on them. At YU, we prepare our youth to flourish in the Oakland community!
#youthdevlopment #eastoakland #youthuprising ##communityfìrst

07/08/2021

Do you want to get in the studio?

Our studio is FREE for YU Members.

Send an email to [email protected] with the day and time you would like to reserve.

Our studio is open Monday - Friday slots are the following: 1:00-2:00pm, 2:30-3:30 and 4:00-5:00pm.

Book an appointment today!!

A HUGE thank you to the  Warriors for extending a wonderful invitation to our youth at Youth UpRising in the screening o...
07/08/2021

A HUGE thank you to the Warriors for extending a wonderful invitation to our youth at Youth UpRising in the screening of the movie SPACE JAM. Of course, the adults had to get in on the fun as well. #thankyou #YouthUprising #grateful #youth

FREE CONCERT - Saturday, July 10th @ Noon #vaxxfacts #fremonthighschool #youthvoicesmatter
07/08/2021

FREE CONCERT - Saturday, July 10th @ Noon #vaxxfacts #fremonthighschool #youthvoicesmatter

FREE CONCERT - Saturday, July 10th @ Noon #vaxxfacts #fremonthighschool #youthvoicesmatter

In a nutshell, mindfulness is focusing on the present instead of running internal dialogue about the past or the future....
07/07/2021

In a nutshell, mindfulness is focusing on the present instead of running internal dialogue about the past or the future. You can practice it during any task.

#WellnessWednesday #YouthUprising #mindfulness #oakland #community #eastoakland

In a nutshell, mindfulness is focusing on the present instead of running internal dialogue about the past or the future. You can practice it during any task.

#WellnessWednesday #YouthUprising #mindfulness #oakland #community #eastoakland

At YU we don't just provide large group training. We break our students apart to ensure they understand. Join Today! #Co...
07/06/2021

At YU we don't just provide large group training. We break our students apart to ensure they understand.

Join Today!

#Community #YouthUpRising #Oakland #eachoneteachone #learning

At YU we don't just provide large group training. We break our students apart to ensure they understand.

Join Today!

#Community #YouthUpRising #Oakland #eachoneteachone #learning

An inspirational statement! #youthuprising
07/04/2021

An inspirational statement! #youthuprising

An inspirational statement! #youthuprising

Inspiring!
07/04/2021

Inspiring!

#ICYMI - Check out our CEO and Managing Director Ayris T. Scales, on the Hope Interrupted, Podcast where she discusses her personal journey and path towards success.

As we begin to think about how to reintegrate people back into the workforce post-pandemic, during her interview Ayris gives some remarkable advice to employers about focusing more on work-life balance for their employees 💼

To listen to the full conversation on Spotify 🎙click here: http://ow.ly/UGGh50FiFoa

Thank you to Byron McCauley and Jennifer Mooney for inviting our very own champion of women, Ayris Scales, to your platform to discuss all things entrepreneurs and employers need to hear to both be successful post-pandemic. 🙌🏽

To learn more about Hope, Interrupted, click here: http://ow.ly/KXQd50FiL8L
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#HopeInterrupted #PostPandemic #AyrisScales #WalkersLegacy #CEO

Stay true to yourself! You are special. Happy Monday Community!#lovewhoyouare #oakland #YouthUprising #community #Monday...
06/28/2021

Stay true to yourself! You are special.

Happy Monday Community!

#lovewhoyouare #oakland #YouthUprising #community #MondayMotivation #bayarea

Stay true to yourself! You are special.

Happy Monday Community!

#lovewhoyouare #oakland #YouthUprising #community #MondayMotivation #bayarea

06/28/2021

Oakland has so many talented youth. Enjoy graduating senior Victoria's beautiful voice as she sings Lift Every Voice at the Oakland NAACP HBCU Graduate Celebration on June 26th. #oakland #oaklandyouth #lifteveryvoiceandsing

06/26/2021

Oakland's own Heat Danceline #dance #culture #heatdanceline

Calling ALL CHESS PLAYERS!! #Yu is having a Chess Tournament July 14th-16th and the winners will receive a gift card! Em...
06/24/2021

Calling ALL CHESS PLAYERS!!

#Yu is having a Chess Tournament July 14th-16th and the winners will receive a gift card! Email [email protected] to sign up TODAY!

Must be 16-21 years old to participate.

Do not want to play? Sign up to be a judge!

#chesstournament #chessgame #youthuprising #signupnow #oakland #bayarea #norcal

Calling ALL CHESS PLAYERS!!

#Yu is having a Chess Tournament July 14th-16th and the winners will receive a gift card! Email [email protected] to sign up TODAY!

Must be 16-21 years old to participate.

Do not want to play? Sign up to be a judge!

#chesstournament #chessgame #youthuprising #signupnow #oakland #bayarea #norcal

Youth UpRising will be hosting a CHESS TOURNAMENT for youth ages 16-21, July 14th - 16th.  All youth interested send us ...
06/24/2021

Youth UpRising will be hosting a CHESS TOURNAMENT for youth ages 16-21, July 14th - 16th. All youth interested send us an email at [email protected]. Also, we're looking for JUDGES for this competition, so if you're interested in volunteering in that capacity, also email us. And go! #YouthUprising #chess #youthchesstournament

Youth UpRising will be hosting a CHESS TOURNAMENT for youth ages 16-21, July 14th - 16th. All youth interested send us an email at [email protected]. Also, we're looking for JUDGES for this competition, so if you're interested in volunteering in that capacity, also email us. And go! #YouthUprising #chess #youthchesstournament

A lot of us struggle to turn off our minds before sleep. Our daily wellness tips include starting a wind-down bedtime ro...
06/23/2021

A lot of us struggle to turn off our minds before sleep. Our daily wellness tips include starting a wind-down bedtime routine doing things you enjoy so that you'll want to stick with it. Remove the digital screens at least an hour before bed, and read, do some yoga, take a bath, journal, or relax in whatever way you see fit.

#WellnessWednesday #Youthuprising #YU #Bedtime #sleep #mindbodysoul#bayarea #oakland

A lot of us struggle to turn off our minds before sleep. Our daily wellness tips include starting a wind-down bedtime routine doing things you enjoy so that you'll want to stick with it. Remove the digital screens at least an hour before bed, and read, do some yoga, take a bath, journal, or relax in whatever way you see fit.

#WellnessWednesday #Youthuprising #YU #Bedtime #sleep #mindbodysoul#bayarea #oakland

So excited to have our students back in the building!! We are on our second round of Summer job training. Lots of relati...
06/23/2021

So excited to have our students back in the building!! We are on our second round of Summer job training. Lots of relationship building and self-awareness happening throughout our training. There is still time to apply! Submit an interest form ASAP! Sign up here - youthuprising.org/yusummerjobs2021

#youthuprising #oakalnd #Yu #summerjobs #oakland #Eastoakalnd #communityfirst

So excited to have our students back in the building!! We are on our second round of Summer job training. Lots of relationship building and self-awareness happening throughout our training. There is still time to apply! Submit an interest form ASAP! Sign up here - youthuprising.org/yusummerjobs2021

#youthuprising #oakalnd #Yu #summerjobs #oakland #Eastoakalnd #communityfirst

Where focus goes energy flows. Stop by YU and check out our dope programs. •••#youthuprising #computers #oakland #bayare...
06/22/2021

Where focus goes energy flows. Stop by YU and check out our dope programs.
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#youthuprising #computers #oakland #bayarea #explore #communitybuilding #jobs

Where focus goes energy flows. Stop by YU and check out our dope programs.
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#youthuprising #computers #oakland #bayarea #explore #communitybuilding #jobs

06/21/2021

Huge thank you to Bryan and London Walker from the The Black Toy Store and the HBCU Prep School for donating these adorable Qai Qai dolls.
#Community #realqaiqaidoll #Oakland #Youthuprising #dolls #qaiqai

Keep reminding yourself that you got this! Your situation doesn't define you, take that situation and turn it into somet...
06/21/2021

Keep reminding yourself that you got this! Your situation doesn't define you, take that situation and turn it into something beautiful. You are great!

#MotivationMonday #believeinyourself #Tupac #getthingsdone #Youthuprising #eastoakland #YU #community #therosethatgrewfromconcrete

Keep reminding yourself that you got this! Your situation doesn't define you, take that situation and turn it into something beautiful. You are great!

#MotivationMonday #believeinyourself #Tupac #getthingsdone #Youthuprising #eastoakland #YU #community #therosethatgrewfromconcrete

#Juneteenth
06/19/2021

#Juneteenth

#Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth! Juneteenth is considered the longest-running African-American holiday that celebrates the ending of sl...
06/19/2021

Happy Juneteenth!
Juneteenth is considered the longest-running African-American holiday that celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.
#Juneteenth #Oakland #Eastoakalnd #YouthUprising #Freedom #Justice #Education #achievement

Happy Juneteenth!
Juneteenth is considered the longest-running African-American holiday that celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.
#Juneteenth #Oakland #Eastoakalnd #YouthUprising #Freedom #Justice #Education #achievement

Glow-up 2020 groups will be held by our mental health clinicians and focus on inner peace, empowerment and relationship ...
06/17/2021

Glow-up 2020 groups will be held by our mental health clinicians and focus on inner peace, empowerment and relationship and communication skill-building.
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To learn more information or sign up click the link below.

https://www.youthuprising.org/wellness

#youthuprising #mentalhealth #glowup #communication #skillbuilding #oakland #eastoakland #oaklandyouth

Glow-up 2020 groups will be held by our mental health clinicians and focus on inner peace, empowerment and relationship and communication skill-building.
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To learn more information or sign up click the link below.

https://www.youthuprising.org/wellness

#youthuprising #mentalhealth #glowup #communication #skillbuilding #oakland #eastoakland #oaklandyouth

One of our easiest mental health wellness tips focuses on daily reminders to show gratitude for our life's positive aspe...
06/16/2021

One of our easiest mental health wellness tips focuses on daily reminders to show gratitude for our life's positive aspects.

Buy a notebook, write down three things each day you're grateful for, and repeat tomorrow.

#WellnessWednesday #youthuprising #health #journal #gratitude
#community #healthybodyheathymind

One of our easiest mental health wellness tips focuses on daily reminders to show gratitude for our life's positive aspects.

Buy a notebook, write down three things each day you're grateful for, and repeat tomorrow.

#WellnessWednesday #youthuprising #health #journal #gratitude
#community #healthybodyheathymind

Believing in yourself means having faith in your own capabilities. It means believing that you CAN do something — that i...
06/14/2021

Believing in yourself means having faith in your own capabilities. It means believing that you CAN do something — that it is within your ability. When you believe in yourself, you can overcome self-doubt and have the confidence to take action and get things done.

#MotivationMonday #believeinyourself #Jay-z #getthingsdone #Youthuprising #eastoakland #YU #community

Believing in yourself means having faith in your own capabilities. It means believing that you CAN do something — that it is within your ability. When you believe in yourself, you can overcome self-doubt and have the confidence to take action and get things done.

#MotivationMonday #believeinyourself #Jay-z #getthingsdone #Youthuprising #eastoakland #YU #community

06/14/2021

SPRING BREAK FLASH! Parents, children, youth and young adults were thrilled to have an opportunity to learn some new rollerskating skills and sharpen others. YES, we will have this event again, on August 21st. Stay tuned! #YouthUprising #rollerskating #deepeastoakland #eastoakland #youth #youthempowerment #youthsports

06/11/2021

Pride Month is celebrated annually to honor the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. #marshapayitnomindjohnson and #SylviaRivera were forces behind the Stonewall Riots.
#youthuprising #Pride #pridemonth #love #community

--#FeatureFriday highlights our students and the impact YU has had on them. At YU, we prepare our youth to flourish in t...
06/11/2021

--#FeatureFriday highlights our students and the impact YU has had on them. At YU, we prepare our youth to flourish in the Oakland community!
#youthdevlopment #eastoakland #youthuprising #communityfirst

--#FeatureFriday highlights our students and the impact YU has had on them. At YU, we prepare our youth to flourish in the Oakland community!
#youthdevlopment #eastoakland #youthuprising #communityfirst

Today is the last day of training for our first group of youth! They will now be heading to their placed work sites. Goo...
06/10/2021

Today is the last day of training for our first group of youth! They will now be heading to their placed work sites. Good Luck first group!

Our application is still open for summer jobs! Express Intrest now, click the link below!

https://www.youthuprising.org/yusummerjobs2021
#funinthesun #youthuprising #summerjobs #youthdevlopment #onsitetraning #oakland #community

Today is the last day of training for our first group of youth! They will now be heading to their placed work sites. Good Luck first group!

Our application is still open for summer jobs! Express Intrest now, click the link below!

https://www.youthuprising.org/yusummerjobs2021
#funinthesun #youthuprising #summerjobs #youthdevlopment #onsitetraning #oakland #community

Our SUMMER JOB application is still open for youth and young adults ages 16-24!  CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO APPLY!https://w...
06/09/2021

Our SUMMER JOB application is still open for youth and young adults ages 16-24! CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO APPLY!
https://www.youthuprising.org/yusummerjobs2021

#summerjobs #youthuprising #communitybuilding #oakland #eastoakland #YU

Our SUMMER JOB application is still open for youth and young adults ages 16-24! CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO APPLY!
https://www.youthuprising.org/yusummerjobs2021

#summerjobs #youthuprising #communitybuilding #oakland #eastoakland #YU

Address

8711 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA
94605

The 57 bus stops right in front of YU and the closest BART station is Coliseum (take the 73 bus from the station & transfer at Eastmont Transit Center to the 57 bus).

General information

Following decades of disinvestment and inter-generational poverty, in 1997, racial tensions erupted into violence in East Oakland. At the urging of Oakland youth, the County of Alameda and City of Oakland made an unprecedented investment in East Oakland youth by providing support for the planning of a one-stop health and human services center designed by and for youth. Youth, residents, public officials, and other stakeholders reviewed national best practices, designed the space, planned initial programming, and raised capital support from public and private sources. In 2005, YU opened the doors to its 25,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Programming launched immediately and the center served 1600 youth in the first year.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 19:00

Telephone

(510) 777-9909

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