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Utrust Appreciation Program

What is the Utrust Appreciation Program?

What is the UAP (printable PDF)
What is the UAP (video)

Overview. The ability to recognize what people do for us and express appreciation for it is a basic skill  that probably has more to do with the quality of our lives than any subject taught in schools.  The Utrust Appreciation Program (UAP) is designed to teach students the basic skill and in the process help them move from seeing school as a place they must attend toward seeing school as a place filled with people who are doing everything they can to help make their lives rich and rewarding-to move from overlooking or seeing custodians and cafeteria workers as inanimate objects to seeing them as people who are making their lives better. Read more


Why an Appreciation Program?

The Utrust Appreciation Program can benefit your school or school system in many ways.  Read more…


How to Start an Appreciation Program

Start enjoying the benefits of having an appreciation program in your school system by following these steps: Read more…


Who Does What?

The Utrust Appreciation Program is best implemented in your system and schools when you adopt our motto “Everyone Does a Little so No One Does A Lot”.  Read more…


2021-22 Themes Page

The Utrust Appreciation Program provides themes for each appreciation day. Check out the new themes for the 2021-22 school year and why themes matter. Read more…


Appreciation Packets

For members only, download your appreciation packets here.


Line Up Your Resources

Help make your appreciation days extra special for your employees by enlisting the help of student organizations within your school and individuals, churches and local businesses within your community.  Read more…