About Our Organization
It’s not every day you hear of a local fundraising event with the power to impact a young person’s life for the rest of their life. But that’s exactly what Push-Up & Up does. We use the ordinary, everyday push-up as a metaphor for success, goal setting, and incrementalism. And it makes a difference.
Push-Up & Up is a non-profit that raises money to support proven programs in high school dropout prevention. Along with our partner and beneficiary Communities In Schools, we help communities decrease dropout rates and increase the chance at lifelong success among at-risk youth.
Push-Up & Up goals:
INSPIRE communities to engage and help solve the vast dropout problem in America.
LEAD students to the path of success by staying in school.
BELIEVE in our future by helping those most in need.
ACHIEVE success through goal setting, incrementalism, and wellness.
Congratulations to the 2016 winners of the Push-Up & Up Challenge!
36 teams completed a total 80,409 push-ups
The School Division did 17,303 total push-ups (11 teams):
Middle School Winner — Haut Gap Middle
High School Winner — North Charleston High
Top Fundraising School Team - Porter-Gaud
School Team Spirit Award – Military Magnet Academy
The Open and Competitive teams did 63,106 total push-ups (25 teams):
Open Division — CORE Main Street
Competitive Division — IBEW Local 398
Top Fundraising Team - Carolina One Salt Point
Team Spirit Award – City of Charleston Wellness Warriors
Top Individual Fundraiser - David Aylor
In 5 years of Push-Up & Up, we have had 216 teams complete 436,924 push-ups and raise $227,690.