Uprise Youth Club focuses on instilling the love of sports and building a foundation in youth by teaching them various sports through different games and activities. UpRise believes sports will help youth succeed on the field and off of it. Uprise Youth Club focuses on instilling the love of sports and building a foundation by teaching youth various sports through different games and activities. UpRise believes sports will help youth succeed on the field and off of it.
Around the World focuses on introducing members to the different cultures in different countries across the world, while also showing similarities with their own. During these sessions members will engage in enrichment, physical, and art activities that are specifically inspired by the culture being learnt.
Run Club focuses on core principles that give children specific tools and skills to help tackle running, as well as any goals they set their mind to. These principles become second nature to the children making an impact that will last a lifetime.
Angelica is the founder and Executive Program Director of Uprise Youth Club. She is a Los Angeles native, where she obtained her first job as a teen at a local recreation center. At that recreation center is where her devotion and future dream of working with youth began. Since then, Angelica has been coaching and mentoring youth in a variety of enrichment and sports programs, teaching youth living in low-income communities valuable life lessons. Angelica's passion for youth is what compelled her to start Uprise Youth Club as well as volunteer her services to her community and communities like her’s, where services like these are needed the most. Her passion for helping kids learn and become better citizens is what fueled her efforts to start a coaching service where kids can have fun as they grow into successful adults.
Malleke has coached and mentored hundreds of kids in a variety of sports and youth programs for over 15 years. His focus is on helping kids realize their true potential. Malleke had previously worked as the Associate Branch Director and Athletic Director of a Boys and Girls Club, and held various supervisor and coordinator roles for a local school district. Malleke was a Coach Development Manager where he trained and supported hundreds of coaches throughout Los Angeles and San Diego. Malleke graduated from the police academy in January 2020 and is also now continuing what he loves the most, working with his wife and mentoring kids.