Hands Up began through the support of The George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs' Manheim Sterling Undergraduate Research prize.  


The prize is designed to support and encourage outstanding mentored undergraduate research and creative activity. SMPA awards two prizes each academic year. Students must have an SMPA faculty mentor for their project or be engaged in collaborative research with an SMPA faculty mentor to qualify for these awards.


Dr. Imani M. Cheers served as the faculty advisor and executive producer of this film.