U2L Teen Corps
Participation in U2L Teen Corps is a way for teenagers to enter into active citizenry in their community. Teens who are interested in community issues invest in design-based thinking to envision solutions for our city’s urgent needs. Teen Corps volunteers with Dallas ISD elementary students citywide. Scroll down to learn how you can get involved.
U2L Fellows (formerly United to Lead) is our signature youth leadership program that attracts students from high schools around DFW who are interested in exploring issues related to educational equity. Through design thinking projects, participants are able to envision solutions for the urgent needs of our city’s schools.
Sessions are as follows:
- Saturday, October 15, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
- Saturday, November 12, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
- Saturday, January 21, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
- Thursday, February 23 (exact time TBD)
- Saturday, March 25, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm (PITCH Event)
- Saturday, May 6, (exact time TBD) End of Year Celebration
In addition, all U2L Fellows will be required to complete 2 Teen Corps Community Service Projects, one in December and another in April. (many options available)
We cover issues surrounding the Opportunity Gap, Literacy, Social-Emotional Learning, Pre-K, Governance, and Learning Environments as well as take a deep dive into building leadership skills and personal purpose.
U2L Teen Board
For students who have completed the U2L Teen Fellows program, here is another opportunity to develop leadership and advocacy skills while exploring systemic education issues. Teen Board members engage their schools in service and find new pathways for impact.
Meetings will be held once a month from October 2022 – April 2023.
Time and Date TBA
Through 1:1 sessions, high school tutors guide young learners through structured curriculum that can be delivered either in person or through a digital platform. This tailored approach and delivery allows for customization when addressing the needs and challenges of each student.Check out our current tutoring opportunities
Reading Video Series
A video channel created by high school students to bridge the unfinished learning caused by Covid-19. Children’s books are read by teen volunteers and recorded for students’ accessibility and enjoyment.View Video Channel
U2L Teen Corps Impact
student skills videos uploaded to U2L's YouTube channel
teen volunteer hours
United to Lead gave me the chance to connect with other Dallas high schoolers interested in supporting younger students. I learned so much about the resources needed across Dallas and now feel better equipped to offer what’s needed.
– Sydney Ghorayeb