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"Up with People" Visits Fort Carson


On August 26 fellows Chris Myers, Noel Gugliotta, Libbey Davis, and Obura Tongoi joined El Pomar Director of Military and Veteran Affairs Terrance McWilliams and Garrison Command Sergeant Major Kilpatrick at an Up with People performance at Fort Carson.

Since it was first founded in 1965, Up with People has worked to inspire young people to promote peace and philanthropy in their communities through music. At the same time, the group provides young adults from around the world an international service and learning opportunity like none other.

During its time in Colorado Springs, Up with People performed a free show for soldiers and their families at Fort Carson on Friday and Saturday nights. While in town, the group stayed with host families, attended a physical training (PT) session at Fort Carson, and worked with students in Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 to integrate community service into their school curriculum. The trip marked Up with People's third consecutive year visiting Colorado Springs, and was sponsored by El Pomar Foundation and the U.S. Army MWR.