WE LEAD OURS Youth Organization

    “RECOGNIZING THE GOOD IN OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH THE HEARTS OF YOUTH.” We Lead Ours (WELO), a non-profit organization, has a proven track record for responsible community building and development. At WELO, at-risk and underprivileged youth are exposed to positive, enriching environments filled with educational, community, and service orientated activities – activities that help build self-esteem, good communication, and strong personal values.  Dwayne Aikens Jr., Trestin George, and Lamont Robinson created WELO as an avenue to engage youth through sports education, service learning, and civic involvement. While focusing on youth is our priority, we also believe in the importance of building a strong foundation.  To help foster those efforts, we work closely with parents, teachers, … Continue reading WE LEAD OURS Youth Organization

FREE Museums & More!!!

Discover & Go offers free or reduced price tickets to Bay Area museums for Bay Area library cardholders!  Log in and while passes are available you can download them FOR FREE !  There are a limited number of passes available on a first come, first served basis.  Every month more passes become available. Watch the tutorial Some museums will allow you to use your smart phone to display your downloaded pass, but all will accept a printed pass that you download.Check it out! Discover and Go Partners Free Venues Continue reading FREE Museums & More!!!

Youth UpRising

About Us

Youth UpRising (YU) is a multi-service community transformation hub, located in the heart of East Oakland, providing comprehensive, fully integrated health, wellness, educational, career, arts, and cultural programming to Alameda County youth and young adults, ages 13-24.


Our mission is to transform East Oakland into a healthy and economically robust community by developing the leadership of youth and young adults and improving the systems that impact them.

Our four core program areas:

•    Health & Wellness (in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Oakland)

•    Career & Education

•    Arts & Expression

•    Civic Engagement

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Free Family Museums

Who doesn’t like getting a bargain? Here are some great places to take kids that don’t cost a cent. While many of the area’s museums offer free days, the facilities here are always free.

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Living Social

LivingSocial is a deal-of-the-day website that features discounted gift certificates usable at local or national companies. Based in Washington, D.C., LivingSocial now has more than 70 million members around the world.

LivingSocial is a leading marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in your city – or wherever you may be.

With thousands of unique and diverse offers every day, we inspire our members to discover everything from weekend excursions to international travel, from exclusive gourmet dinners to family outings and more.

UniversSoul Circus!

This show is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music that spans genres including Pop, Classic R&B, Latin, Hip Hop, Jazz and Gospel. It embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers. UniverSoul Circus is rated as one of the top three circuses in America. Their fresh approach to family friendly live entertainment has earned us a coveted spot as one of Ticketmaster’s top ten most requested family events. We hope you enjoy our website. But more importantly, gather friends, family and relatives, … Continue reading UniversSoul Circus!