SwingShift and the Stars: Upbound at Work Needs Your Support

Get ready to dance, we’re just a few weeks away from the first Swingshift and the Stars event of the year.

Eight Northern Michigan nonprofits will be using the platform to help raise funds for their causes—and one of them is Upbound at Work.

Upbound at Work helps people with autism gain employment.

Traverse City business owner Jennifer Stoll, President & Ceo of Utility Reduction Analysts, says Upbound helps fill a void in the community.

“It’s hard getting jobs,” she says. “Some of the studies quote 80 to 90% of those on the spectrum are unemployed or underemployed. They may be brilliant, they may have great skills, but they can’t get a job.”

Being part of Swingshift and the Stars in Traverse City helps organizations like Upbound raise funds to support their causes.

You can donate directly to Upbound by visiting autismallianceofmichigan.org.

Sept. 20 is the first dance off for Swingshift and the Stars.

Tickets can be found at the Traverse City Opera House and through each individual organization, like Upbound at Work. Or purchase them online at swingshiftandthestars.org.

Watch the videos above and below to learn more about Upbound’s dance and lip sync teams.

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