Since the UBHCHY Coalition began collecting data in 2002 on the level of Developmental Assets in Upper Bucks youth, one of the least reported asset categories has been “Creative Activities.” If the The Upper Bucks Alliance for Creative Expression (UBACE) has anything to do with it, this level will change in the next decade. UBACE is a Quakertown based non-profit organization whose mission is to “foster, inspire and celebrate personal growth opportunities for area youth and adults through creative expression in a safe, vibrant, nurturing environment.”
UBACE held its eleventh Signature Concert on November 13, 2010 at Lehigh University’s satellite campus in Bethlehem, PA. UBACE has touched the lives of students and parents locally over the past seven years, involving the participation and talent of more than five-hundred youth. According to Samantha Beattie, Executive Director of UBACE, the organization was established for and thrives on the goal to “help youth musicians perfect their art and give them a safe and sober place to practice and mix with peers and adults.”
justCommunity, Inc., (the fiscal agent for the UBHCHY Coalition), presented UBACE with a donation for $500 toward their 2010 Signature Concert which helped defray concert expenses. Executive Director of justCommunity, Inc., Lee Rush, presented the donation to the organizers and dedicated, hard-working youth talent during a rehearsal practice held at the Richland Friends Meeting House in Quakertown.
For more information on UBACE go to www.ubace.org