Program Mission

AGE UP empowers young women to develop positive identity and collective strength. We bring girls together across diverse backgrounds through the sport and community of Ultimate frisbee to build a movement for social justice.

Who we are

All Girl Everything Ultimate Program (AGE UP) and it’s umbrella organization, Southend Ultimate Program, invest in the transformative capacity of youth in South Seattle, especially young women of color.

Over the past decade, Ultimate has grown dramatically in popularity in Southeast Seattle, which is home to the highest proportion of low-income residents, foreign-born residents, and non-white residents in the Seattle metropolitan area.

There are many institutional barriers that exist for youth in these communities, yet South Seattle communities also have a strong history of collective organizing toward shared goals and resisting systems of oppression.

We join in these efforts by using Ultimate as a starting point for building community, awareness, and skills to create the future our youth want to live in. We empower future leaders, expand opportunities for personal growth, and bridge cultural, socioeconomic, and geographic divides.

We work to support the school-based Ultimate Frisbee programs at the schools the majority of our participants attend: South Shore K-8, Aki Kurose and Asa Mercer Middle Schools, and Cleveland, Franklin, and Rainier Beach High Schools.

Southend Ultimate is a 501(c)3 organization, federal tax ID# 45-5092355. Contributions to Southend Ultimate (and AGE UP) are tax deductible. To make a donation, click here.