VIDEO: The Scott Center For Autism To Benefit From ‘Up With People’ Shows

By  //  August 27, 2015

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ABOVE VIDEO: Courtenay Porter, Director of External Relations for The Scott Center for Autism, spoke with Space Coast Daily about the upcoming week long event “Up With People,” and happenings surrounding the Scott Center on Florida Tech’s campus. (SpaceCoastDaily Video)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On September 4 at 8 p.m. and September 5 at 7 p.m., “Up With People” will perform public shows at the Scott Center at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne.

The proceeds from the “Up With People” show will be going to benefit The Scott Center For Autism Treatment, a facility dedicated to research, treatment and education for autism and families with autism.

Courtenay Porter, Director of External Relations for The Scott Center for Autism, sat down with Space Coast Daily and expressed the excitement surrounding the Scott Center for “Up With People.”

“We are very excited that Up With People is coming to Brevard County and they have chosen us[Scott Center] to be their beneficiary,” said Porter.

Courtenay Porter
Courtenay Porter

“They will be in town for a week and will be doing community service during that week which leads into their shows on the 4th and 5th of September. All of those proceeds will be given to The Scott Center for Autism.” 

“It will allow us [Scott Center] to reach out to more families and treat more children,” Porter said.

The Scott Center for Autism Treatment, located on the Florida Institute of Technology campus in Melbourne, Florida, was founded in 2009, and made possible by the generous support of Cheryl and Ed Scott, the Eckerd Family Foundation, other private donations and public funding.

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The Center, also known as a “teaching hospital” for graduate students, has supervision by doctoral-level faculty, and offers community training to schools and other organizations.

“Up With People,” best known for their high-energy, upbeat, family-friendly entertainment, the cast of 100 participants representing 20 countries is participating in Up With People’s international global education program for young adults.

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For 50 years, the casts of “Up with People” have toured the globe performing for millions, including an unprecedented four Super Bowl halftime shows.

“Up With People” is still seeking more families to house their international students for a week as they participate in the week long of events and community service.

UWP host families provide:

  • A place to sleep
  • Breakfast and most dinners
  • Local transportation at the beginning and end of the day, and
  • A safe and welcoming environment for UWP students to learn about your family, community and culture….and vice versa!

UWP host families receive:

  • Two complimentary Up with People show tickets
  • An opportunity to share customs and culture, and
  • A potential new friend for life.

Those interested in opening up their homes for a week and hosting an international student can visit or call Asmita at 720-460-7345.