United 4 Social Change Mission

United 4 Social Change is a nonprofit startup that develops effective civic leaders who write persuasively, speak passionately, and actively participate in the creation and dissemination of ideas. The need for civic leaders (members of society who have the awareness, desire, and capacity to drive social change) is becoming apparent all over the world. People are either unable to see social ills, don’t appreciate the need for change, or don’t have the tools and skills to spur change.

This is why our work at U4SC has become ever crucial in making sure that everyone, and not just political and economic leaders, are participating in civic leadership. We do this through a three-pronged approach that corresponds to the three levels of problems outlined above. We enlight them about social issues, ignite the fire within them to care about social problems, and unite them to act towards social change.

Student Council Introduction

At United 4 Social Change (U4SC), our primary objectives are to educate students about critical social issues, while helping them find their voice so that they may grow into robust civic leaders across their diverse array of communities. We offer a wide range of programs that help students strengthen their writing and speaking skills, but we want to do more! That is why we are creating a student council comprised of high school students to act as advisors to the organization. 

This group of students will communicate monthly with U4SC’s Director of Programs. In communication with the Director of Programs, students will convey their ideas for how U4SC can improve.  Additionally, the research and feedback from the council will lead to growth at U4SC with new and improved programs. 

The United 4SC Student Council will be comprised of driven, hardworking, creative high school students who aspire to both further their development as civic leaders and impact the communities around them. We believe that it is essential to receive insight from students so that U4SC can further improve as an organization.

Why join the Council

There are numerous advantages to being involved in the U4SC student council. One of these advantages is the exposer to a national network. In this network, you will be collaborating with individuals, which will lead to exposure to new ways of thinking. Council Members will also see increased communication skills and invaluable teamwork skills. Perhaps above all, council members will be given the platform for making their ideas heard, both within U4SC operations and across our wide-reaching programs.