Who We Are

AGE UP is a program of Southend Ultimate, an organization created by coaches and alumni to support the Southend youth ultimate community. Southend Ultimate's mission is to invest in the transformative capacity of youth living in South Seattle, especially young women of color. We empower future leaders, expand opportunities for growth, and build community around a love for Ultimate Frisbee. Our ties are strengthened through a commitment to social justice.

dismantling the patriarchy
undoing white supremacy
throwing the frisbee

Testimonials

Programs

We keep it real in multiple ways

girls
Our girls program welcomes all girl-identified and girl-socialized participants. We have been dismantling the patriarchy since 2010.
boys
Our boys program welcomes all boy-identified and boy-socialized youth. We engage young men in undoing sexism.
returners
Youth from our first-year programs return for more conversations and hangouts in an all-gender space.

Latest News

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Family Feast 2017!

You and all your favorite friends are invited to attend our annual dinner, Family Feast, on Saturday, October 7! We are excited to be back at the Filipino Community Center this year, to celebrate the fourth Family Feast in AGE UP history and foster connections between the amazing young people in the program and our […]

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#BlackLivesMatter

AGE UP at November 25th’s not-another-black-friday #BlackLivesMatter protest at Westlake Center. Photos by Naomi Ishisaka. #BREAKTHEPATRIARCHY #ENDWHITESUPREMACY “Our mandate has not changed: organize and end all state-sanctioned violence until all Black Lives Matter. Donald Trump has promised more death, disenfranchisement and deportations. We believe him. The violence he will inflict in office, and the permission he gives […]

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Wow! Family Feast was incredible!

Together, we raised $27,415!  That’s money towards centering young women of color, prioritizing rather than silencing marginalized voices. Towards hiring high school interns to build organizing skills while running a program they care about. Towards accessible opportunities to play the sport we love. Towards expanding the equity conversation, and, of course, towards many more games […]

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Team

Meet the people that make AGE UP happen.

Hana Kawai

Hana Kawai

co-director

writes award-winning Harry Potter fan fiction

    Sam Terry

    Sam Terry

    co-director

    watches birds and brushes his hair

      Lynda Hoang

      Lynda Hoang

      leadership team

      top chef, problem-solver extraordinaire

        Penny Nguyen

        Penny Nguyen

        Leadership team

        workout boss, vegetable enthusiast

          Miko Pugal

          Miko Pugal

          leadership team

          o-line handler, asst Sam Terry antagonizer

            Ashley Escobar

            Ashley Escobar

            Leadership Team

              Elana Willett-Caoagdan

              Elana Willett-Caoagdan

              Leadership Team

                Eric Soriya-Patrick

                Eric Soriya-Patrick

                Board Member

                  Chris Kanemori

                  Chris Kanemori

                  Board Member

                    Ari Lozano

                    Ari Lozano

                    Board Member

                      Brandon Trujillo

                      Brandon Trujillo

                      Board Member

                        Emma Gillespie

                        Emma Gillespie

                        Board Member

                          Kayla Pianh

                          Kayla Pianh

                          Board Member

                            Ashley Chan

                            Ashley Chan

                            Board Member

                              Lani Nguyen

                              Lani Nguyen

                              Board Member

                                Michelle Yee

                                Michelle Yee

                                Board Member

                                  Peggy Lynch

                                  Peggy Lynch

                                  Board Member

                                    Rex Gaoaen

                                    Rex Gaoaen

                                    Board Member

                                      Ayan Hersi

                                      Ayan Hersi

                                      Board Member

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