By December 18, 2018 Read More →

Up with People

Up with People, a Youth Empowerment and Cultural Exchange Program,

Comes to Modesto for a Special Performance

The event will take place at the Gallo Center for the Arts and

All Funds Raised Will Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County.


Modesto, CA – December 17, 2018Up with People is coming to Modesto from March 18 – 25, 2019 to support Boys and Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County (BGCStan). Up with People’s mission is building a more hopeful, trusting and peaceful world by empowering young people to be positive agents of change through action and the international and powerful language of music. Participants from 20 countries are traveling to Modesto for a week of community service and cultural exchange culminating with a professionally produced performance at the Gallo Center for the Arts on March 22nd at 7pm.  Tickets are available now at


Up with People is known worldwide for bridging cultural gaps and participating in international relations and education. Their blend of music and social action creates the chance for youth to develop a new understanding of the world, recognize the responsibility they have to others, and become global citizens by acting as positive agents of change.  Go to for more information.


Through the generosity of Presenting Sponsor, Fuzio Universal Bistro, 100% of the proceeds raised will benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County.


Janine McClanahan, BGCStan Board Chair, says, “We are thrilled to partner with Up with People to bring this incredible youth program to the City of Modesto.  Not only will this be a unique opportunity for our community, it will raise important funds that enable us to keep helping those youth that need us most.”


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County is an after-school enrichment program that has served local youth since 2013 with four Clubs in Modesto.  The Clubs provides a safe and nurturing environment for kids ages 6-18 to learn and have fun. Members participate in activities like sports, technology, art, dance and science.  Our programs have an impact.  Nearly 90% of Club members graduate from high school and approximately 80% go on to attend college.  To learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County visit


For Up with People sponsorship opportunities contact Lori Richards at or Kenni Friedman at  For media inquiries contact Veronica Jacuinde at (209) 222-5826 ext. 89 or



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About the Author:

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art and Comedy for years in the Central Valley. He ran the award winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. Middagh is beginning 2016 with a new position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and celebrating Beat Happy! Music's 30th Anniversary. Read the MAMAView every month and a the Needle Drop 52 Records 52 Weeks.