Leadership Council Program for High School Students
2015 Issue = Homelessness
2015 Partner = Upward Bound House
What is ULead?
KidUnity’s ULead service learning program provides a unique opportunity for high school students to address some of the most challenging problems that our city faces. Our ULead council will partner with Upward Bound House and community leaders to improve homeless programs/services in Santa Monica and Los Angeles.
ULead students will experience first-hand what it means to serve as a director of a local service organization. Students will develop exceptional leadership skills, and initiate fun, self-directed projects that support the non-profit and community.
Students will gain a deep understanding of the work of social service agencies, local government, and private philanthropy through their behind-the-scenes work with a board of trustees and civic leaders.
Each ULead board meeting will be hosted on-site at the service agency, and will meet with the organization’s senior leadership, board, clients, outside experts, and civic leaders. Student discussions of case studies in civic leadership will drive the development of student-led projects.
Who can join?
ULead seeks motivated and mature students who want to help the community and develop a distinguished record of service and leadership. Applicants should be in grades 10-12. Each ULead Board will have a maximum of 15 students.
What is the time commitment?
The ULead Board will meet approximately once a month, in the evening, during the school year.
How much does it cost?
$395 program fee.
Who is KidUnity?
KidUnity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to forge a new generation of civic leaders. For an application, please e-mail or
Some ULead projects may involve fundraising and resource building, but ULead participants have no legal or fiduciary responsibilities. Students should consult with their schools to determine whether participation in ULead may count towards a student’s required community service hours. Please note that dates, speakers and partners are subject to change.