About Us

Light Up Network is a youth-led community project founded by sister and brother duo Kate-Yeonjae Jeong and Matthew Jeong.

Matthew Jeong and Kate-Yeonjae Jeong

The project began in early March of 2020 (prior to COVID-19) when Kate, back then a middle school student, partnered with Houston non-profit Noah’s House for an art therapy event with its senior residents.

The positive, heartwarming experiences from the very first event led to the creation of Light Up Network, now a youth-led project providing art therapy events and enjoyable experiences for seniors. Light Up Network hopes to share joyous moments through art, foster intergenerational connections, and contribute positively to both local and global communities.