Andre Ainsley – The Up and On Project
The Up and On Project (UAO) is located in Atlanta, GA and serves at-risk youth ages 10-17 around the entire metro area. The project’s mission is to combine the love of sports, with the necessity of education to give under-served youth their best chance at success. Education is supported through grammar and conversation, and financial literacy such as banking and budgets, while social and sportsmanship skills are supported through learning and participating in a variety of sports.
Andre Ainsley, the founder of the project, has served as a boys’ mentor and a volunteer youth basketball and football coach for 7 years and has a long-standing relationship with Atlanta communities.