United to Lead High School Programming
United to Lead is the signature youth leadership program at United to Learn. Teens interested in exploring issues that impact our local community invest in design-based thinking to envision solutions for our city’s urgent needs and volunteer in ways they get to know young learners citywide. Most activities below are tailored to partner high schools: Alcuin, Conrad, ESD, Greenhill, Hillcrest, Hockaday, HPUMC, Parish, Shelton, St. Mark’s, Thomas Jefferson, Ursuline, Williams Prep, Winston, and WT White. Contact us to become a partner high school or explore how you can get involved on your own.
United to Lead Fellowship
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.
Student leaders from our high school network have the opportunity to develop leadership and advocacy skills while exploring systemic education issues. Teen Board members engage their schools in finding new pathways for impact.
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.
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.
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.
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.
United to Lead Video Series
United to Lead 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
United to Lead 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