THE CLIMB UP STORY
Climb Up Gear & Media (CUPGM) was initially founded in 2006 in Chicago, Illinois as The CLIMB UP Program (CLassroom IMproved Behavior Unleashes Progessive Potential). After being elected to Chicago Public Schools' Local School Council, Executive Director Michael Walker quickly recognized the paradigm shift in public school operations and developed a suite of Student Support Services to offer to Elementary Schools. After 2 years, 11 elementary schools and 2 high schools (approximately 10K students) in CPS had received these innovative, supportive and unique services. The City of Chicago utilizes our innovative Student Safety Program presently for it's 300,000 students. CLIMB UP would go on to receive US Congress, IL Governor, Chicago Mayor and County Executive Awards and Commendations. The City Of Chicago utilizes CUPGM's SAFE PASSAGE Program today to keep it's over 300,000 students safe everyday! When the Great Recession crippled the US and State/City budgets in 2008, it became apparent to CLIMB UP that taxpayer-based funding of schools would not be sustainable for operations and Climb Up Gear & Media, Inc. was formed.
Climb Up Gear & Media now offers Merchandise and Content in Apparel, Television, Movies, Novelty Items, Educational Materials, Music and Safety Provider/Law Enforcement programs. We work with School Systems to create a culture
of cool by working with students and parents to enhance academic performance & attendance and mitigate violent negative behavior in fun, captivating and dynamic ways. CUPGM programs add no extra burden on teachers or staff.
HOW OUR INNOVATIVE, UNPARALLELED NEUROPRODUCTS CAME TO BE
Climb Up Gear & Media (CUPGM) developed its programs and product tool sets in arguably the most challenging and diverse school system and city in America, Chicago, IL. Supported and research validated by Nobel Laureates and studies conducted by Yale University, CUPGM products and programs uniquely infuse Cognitive Neuroscientific principles and benefits into the design and creation process from the outset to deliver the next generation of tools to assist parents, law enforcement, schools, youth programs and individuals to become more confident, character-rich and positively enchanting in their behavior and attitude.
Originating in the far southside communities of Roseland, West Pullman, Englewood and Altgeld Gardens, the students and residents pushed the earlier concepts and applications to heights unimagined. There was an unexpected need and demand for complexity and scope in reaching the students and residents in these communities with large percentages gripped by crime and poverty. There was an equal need to reach the parents and other influential adults in the households and family structure. Hence, our products have long been designed to have a holistic effect on the entire circle of influence and interaction. There has always been an ancillary benefit by design--having a positive affect on the community as well.
CUPGM products and approaches are uniquely designed and developed to have the flexibility and adaptability for schools, communities and households with demographics across a wide spectrum. We are in constant development and research so you can be assured our products are the Best Practice in leading the emerging market for Cognitive Neuroscience products for the home and family.
PARTNERS and Climb Up Gear & Media
If You: have a passion for education and program development and have always been a forward thinker with the gift of innovation and creativity, we might be interested in partnering with you. Call or submit a query .
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