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03 April, 2010

UPI EDUCATION SELECTS MS. TRE'VAR BOOKER AS ITS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT

UPI Education’s Founder and President, Mr. Frank Crump has tapped Tre’var Booker for the position of Senior Vice President Development, UPI Education.

“I am confident Tre’var will be a valuable addition to the UPI senior management team. I have observed her growth and success over the years and believe she is the perfect person to enable huge strides in the development of UPI’s goals and objectives. Her passion, drive and enthusiasm for the success of UPI will be felt by all within her reach and beyond” said Frank Crump.

A Paterson State College graduate, Ms. Booker majored in Elementary/Special Education and Accounting. Since 1986 Ms. Booker has held the position of Director of Sales, Marketing, and Public Relations for Alioto’s Fish Company, Ltd., a prominent restaurant establishment at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California.

As Founder and President of “Booker and Associates”, Ms. Booker has provided a range of services for various corporations and organizations, i.e. sales and marketing, public relations, media coordination, event coordination, project management and fundraising/campaign management. Some of her notable events include organizing and managing fundraisers for San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown Jr., arranging celebrity attendance and appearances at the Bi-Annual Red Tie Events for Neiman Marcus Stores, and coordinating the Annual San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf Golf Tourney at the lovely Silverado Country Club.

Ms. Booker is passionate about giving back to the community and maintains active affiliations with a range of private, public, and non-profit organizations including: Chair-Little Sister’s of the Poor Celebrity Committee, Sustainer coordinator/Mentor-San Francisco Junior League, Treasurer-San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf Business & Merchants Assoc. and Executive Board-Fisherman’s Wharf Chapel.

"One of the primary reasons for Ms. Booker’s success in the marketing and public relations field can be attributed to her extensive national and international network of close business associates and friends, including entertainment and sports celebrities, media professionals, politicians, business executives, and top decision-makers in various fields. This network was developed over the years and has enabled Ms. Booker to sponsor, host or coordinate numerous successful political and non-profit fundraisers, dinners, banquets, golf tournaments and other fund raising events". Mr. Crump stated.

“I am honored to be a part of the UPI organization” said Ms. Booker. “UPI’s Life Skills curriculum is geared toward cultivating children and young adults, for everyday living. UPI has a distinguished program for students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Once the students travel through the UPI process, there will be a drastically positive change in their self-awareness and academic performance. To ensure the success of our youth, given current budget cuts to already decimated school programs, we will turn to admired businesses, various companies and friends to help us bridge any funding gaps”.

UPI Education is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization consisting of a strong group of professionals dedicated to providing UPI Education’s global educational Life Skills SolutionsTM Training Curriculum to schools and communities around the world. UPI Education works with school systems, state juvenile agencies/services and youth organizations who, are committed to improving academic and personal excellence in the lives of students/youths ages 9 - 22. UPI Education is an acknowledged provider of a uniquely sophisticated Life Skills SolutionsTM Training Curriculum – a curriculum and training method that has helped students to measurably perform better academically, socially, and emotionally. Students who have completed the UPI Education curriculum have on average shown a highly developed understanding of self, authority, goal setting and on average:

• 16.4% increase in school Grade Point Average (GPA)
• 23.6% reduction in school absences
• 0% (zero), school disciplinary actions