Madraigos Midwest is going upward!


It’s the same organization that you’ve come to know and love, with a fresh look and renewed commitment to our cause.

upward community

We’ve rebranded in a way that authentically depicts our organization’s unique mission, and helps us both clarify and strengthen our commitment to the mental health and wellness of our community’s children and teens.

Our Mission

Upward Community is committed to developing emotionally healthy children, teens and young adults.

We empower youth by creating a safe space dedicated to fostering connections and building resilience, while supporting parents and educators as they navigate the challenges of raising children into healthy adults.

The Pillars of the
Upward Community


Utilizing comprehensive and cutting edge curricula, Upward facilitates interactive prevention classes and workshops in local elementary and high schools.

  • The Barry and Harriet Ray HeadsUp Curriculum
  • School Workshops
  • Teacher Trainings
  • Community Lectures

Upward provides a wide range of activities, designed to support and uplift children, teens and young adults.

  • The LevelUp Lounge
  • The Upshots Basketball Team
  • Weekend retreats supported by the Walder Foundation
  • Project Impact

Upward’s clinical services include therapeutic programs to help children, teens & young adults overcome their challenges in the mental health space.

  • The Mozes and Helen Stern Upward Counseling Center
  • Parent Support Group
  • Social skills groups
  • Art therapy groups
  • Professional Development