Our mission is to reinvent cities with tech-connected neighborhoods infusing Play and Invention to increase the economic mobility of parents. We educate Parents to change the economic trajectory of both parent and child.
 
 
Change the Parent, Change the Children, Change the Neighborhood
 


The advantage that countries like the United States retain is the ability to invent. Nations (neighborhoods, cities and states) that remain economically strong are those that can create intellectual property – and the ability to innovate largely comes out of an ability to play,

Dr. Stuart Brown,  Author, Play

Professor, Stanford D.School



Parents are not Thriving in the Jetson Age?

The 21st century is upon us. As excerpted from the book, Escape to College, "Remember the cartoon, the Jetsons, the Hanna-Barbera cartoon created in the fifties and sixties, to depict the future. George, Jane, Judy, Elroy, Rosie the robot servant, Mr. Spacely drove Flying cars, used Video Phones and moving sidewalks to shuttle them from place to place."

"While The Jetsons cartoon was fantasy in 1950, sixty years later, it has become a reality today. Don't remember the Jetson Cartoon? Watch an episode here."

Flat Screen TV Robots Video Phone Movable Sidewalk Slot Machines

"Many of these inventions today seem to be a normal part of life although in the 1950 they were farfetched. They have evolved straight out of science fiction.”

Many people and cities are not thriving in the 21st century. Cities like Detroit are experiencing 39.2% poverty. Every industry is becoming automated with computer software. High paying manual jobs of the 20th century are disappearing, leaving people unemployed or underemployed making less money. The mere mention of the word AUTOMATION causes anger and frustration amongst those who are losing high paying manual jobs.

 
Thriving today requires SKILLS & CREDENTIALS in iSTEAM (invention, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) to qualify for 21st Automation career and business opportunities. Employers desire thinkers, innovators and inventors. Evan Schwartz, in his book, Juice, highlighted that flashes of genius world renowned inventors, such as Woody Norris, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates exhibited are derived from their childlike proclivity to play with the things that interest them. This connection of invention and play has been documented in research and many books.

THRIVING Cartoon

an original series

Episode #1Unemployment is high, but why?

Episode #2All the Good Jobs are Gone

Episode #3Passion & Play

Episode #4Have a Play, Tinker or Inventive ...

Episode #5Tired of School? Attend by ...

Episode #6Catalyst of the Invention ...

Episode #7Who will you Meet

Inventors are not born, but rather groomed.

Ida Byrd-Hill, creator Fluke - the wealth building game of accidental inventions

iSTEAM (invention, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) is the core of the 21st century as AUTOMATION is making our world more efficient. Everything from entrepreneurship, job creation, economic growth of neighborhoods and competition amongst cities for residents evolves around iSTEAM. 

Uplift, Inc. is the bridge between corporate America, Education and the Community  to ensure residents have the skills necessary to thrive. 



The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Alan Kay,  

Inventor of the Laptop, 1968

 
Uplift, Inc. is guided by this Plato quote, A man must practice that thing from early childhood, in play ...

Our mission is to reinvent cities with tech-connected neighborhoods infusing Play and Invention to increase the economic mobility of parents.
 
Parents control the growth of current and future generations, simultaneously. We educate parents to change the economic trajectory of both parent and child. 
 
 
Change the Parent, Change the Children, Change the Neighborhood
 
 
We analyze interdisciplinary connections of parenting, economics/finances, human resources development/education and innovation/product development to invent solutions for large social issues.

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