Jul 15, 2013/02:34 PM

WakeUpdate July 2013!

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As a powerful and growing WakeUp facilitator network, our reach and impact is expanding.

Collectively, we have now reached over 2,000 young people, with over 55 WakeUps worldwide so far in 2013. These are just a few highlights from many WakeUps that have happened in the past two months:


  • Edmund Rice NetworkAuckland, New Zealand   Murray Sheard, Alyssia Hargest, Sam Dyson and Ryan Mearns facilitated a WakeUp for 90 participants in a network that brings Catholic young people together around social justice issues.
  • Cleveland High School WakeUpsPortland, OR   Sara Ennis, Jake, and Erin presented the WakeUp to two “Theory of Knowledge” high school classes as a follow up experience from reading the book “Ishmael.”
  • Blanch Kelso Bruce Academy WakeUpDetroit, MI   Sue Schreiber and Patty Gillis worked with staff members Susan Matous and Deitra Covington to offer a WakeUp to a group of at-risk and homeless teens and staff at Blanch Kelso Bruce Academy.
  • Earth Team WakeUpBerkeley, CA   Ethan Buckner and Valerie Love delivered a WakeUp to a diverse group of leaders from different local high schools on the Youth Advisory Board of Earth Team.
  • UC Santa Cruz WakeUp – Santa Cruz, CA  Mira Michelle and Tawn Kennedy facilitated a WakeUp fro 74 UC Santa Cruz students.
In the last couple months we have also had three new GenUp trainings, including:
  • GenUp Northwest Training  (Whidbey Island, 4 days)
  • Portland WakeUp Facilitator Introduction (1 day)
  • Cleveland WakeUp Facilitator Introduction (1 day)

Thank you to the GenUp regional leaders who organized and hosted these trainings!

If you would like to host or lead a 1-hr GenUp Presentation, now is the time to plan an event to help kick off the next school year! Email valerie@generationwakingup.org and we will support you in making it happen.

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