United Palace House of Inspiration
All-inclusive, Non-denominational Spiritual Community

Youth Program

Each child is a unique soul who has incarnated into a new expression of life with a distinct and individual destiny. The gifts of that soul express in the form of special propensities, interests, strengths, and talents. The United Palace is dedicated to protecting and fostering the special gifts that each and every child has while supporting their successful growth through youth, and eventual transition into adulthood. This is achieved through UPHI Youth Programs (see below) and our sister program called the United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA), which is a nonprofit with a mission to uplift, educate, and unite through cultural arts in Washington Heights and beyond. UPCA runs a performing arts academy with free classes in hip hop, theatre, African drumming and circus arts. UPCA's residency programs include the Harmony Program, Creative Art Works and Dance Project of Washington Heights. Click here for more information on our community arts programs. 


Monday through Friday, 2:00pm until 6:00pm
Sign your children up for an after school program where your children will be provided homework assistance, academic enrichment and arts and cultural activities. The cost is $40 per week. For more information, call (212) 568-1157.


Sundays, 12:00pm
In this service, children and youth are taught spiritual principles and practical applications of the Science of Living in creative ways including art, drama, singing, role-playing, and crafts. Rev. Gerald Beckles provides leadership for this service. This service is held in the Educational Annex. OPEN TO ALL YOUTH.


Sundays, 2:00pm
Calling all children! Give your children an opportunity to develop their talents in the UPHI Youth Choir under the direction of Kharisma Mitchell. Contact Tim McAfee-Lewis at 212-568-6700 ext. 214.


Mondays, 5:30pm - 7:30pm 
For grades K-6 (plus families)
Learn together! Family Literacy is a program comprised of interactive workshops where families discover exciting books together, work on creative projects, and learn games that build strong language and literacy skills. This program is free of cost, including a healthy dinner each night. This program is being brought to you by YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood in conjunction with UPHI. For more information contact Ebonee Durant at (212) 568-6700 x209.


Let the young girl(s) in your life expand her awareness, develop leadership skills, build character, and develop more fully into all that she was created to be through her encounters with other young girls in the Girls Scouts. For grades K-5. Meets every 4th Monday at 6pm. For more information contact, call Ebonee Durant at (212) 568-6700 x209.


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