U.P. Kids is an organization dedicated to caring for children and building brighter futures. The agency offers a wide array of programs and services for children and families across Michigan's Upper Peninsula. U.P. Kids has a history of serving local communities dating back to 1899 as the Good Will Farm.
Originally serving as an orphanage, the organization evolved through the years into a Residential Program for youth followed by an expansion into multiple programs and services in assisting and strengthening families and building assets for youth. Today, U.P.Kids offers Foster Care and Adoption Placement Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs, Families Together Building Solutions, Families UPward, Read to Ride, and various supportive visitation and in-home services for families and youth.