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.
U2L Fellows meet one Saturday a month, noon-3pm.
Fellowship Topics: Education Issues and Personal Purpose/Leadership Skills
October: Opportunity Gap
December: Community Service Project
February: SEL/Learning Environments
April: Final project presentations
Exact dates and more details will be available in August.Apply for U2L Fellows 2022-2023
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
Opportunity Gap Immersion
Teens will discuss, learn, and serve to help close the opportunity gap around Dallas, alongside other teens from around the DFW area. Volunteer opportunities will include an overview to learn how communities are coming together to support Dallas. Hands-on opportunities will range from work on Dallas ISD campuses to volunteering at food pantries, shelters, etc.Register for Summer 2022
Summer Camp Leadership
High school and college students can put their leadership into action as interns for a free day camp at Holy Cross Lutheran. Counselors work with small groups to participate in weekly themed activities or run daily literacy sessions to increase reading proficiency. Session directors have the opportunity to create and lead session activities for two 40-minute sessions per day based on a theme.Register for Summer 2022
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.Express Interest for Summer Tutoring
U2L Summer Intern
U2L volunteer interns will have an opportunity to serve at Dallas ISD schools and/or in the United to Learn office to be developed leaders while learning professional skills. Interns will be able to choose different pathways in supporting student achievement to follow their interests.
Application deadline: April 14thExpress Interest to be a U2L Intern
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