U2L Fellows

Our signature youth leadership program attracts students from private and public high schools 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 Dates for 2021-2022 (Saturdays):
October 23, 2021
Nov 13, 2021
December 11, 2021
Jan 22, 2022
Feb 26, 2022
March 26, 2022
April 23, 2022

Fellowship Topics:
Opportunity Gap, Literacy, Learning Environments, Social Emotional Learning, Pre-K and Governance.

12-3:00 pm (if in person). More details available in late summer/early fall.


Apply for U2L Fellows 2021-2022

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 finding new pathways for impact.

Meetings will be held once a month from October 2021 through April 2022.
We will meet on Sundays at 4 PM on the following dates:

October 24, 2021
November 14
January 23
February 27
March 27
April 24

Express Interest in U2L Teen

Opportunity Gap Immersion

Each summer, United to Learn presents a 3-day or week-long session to dive into the issues that shape Dallas: hunger, literacy, homelessness, environment and immigration.

Register for Summer 2021

Thrive Workshop

In this one-day workshop, students learn how to create a meaningful and balanced high school or college experience by discovering their individual strengths, interests, and purpose.

Register for Summer 2021

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 2021

1:1 Tutoring

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.

U2L Teen Corps Video Series

U2L Teen Corps high school students are supporting remote learning during the COVID-19 crisis through a video series designed to make distance learning less distant.

Submit a Video

U2L Teen Corps Impact (formerly United to Lead)


literacy tours


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

To learn more about United to Lead high school engagement, contact our director of community activation, Sarah Burr, sburr@unitedtolearn.org.