Unique to the UrbanPromise model, the StreetLeader Program employs high school students as counselors, tutors, and mentors for the children who attend our AfterSchool Programs and Summer Camps. The heart of the StreetLeader Program is challenging teens to use their influence to make positive changes in the lives of these children, in their own lives, and throughout their communities.

UrbanPromise Charlotte provides StreetLeaders with extensive job training, tutoring (academic standing is directly tied to the number of days a StreetLeader may participate in the program), college preparation, and mentoring to help them succeed in and outside of the program.

At UrbanPromise Camden, 100% of senior StreetLeaders have graduated from high school the past three years and 95% have enrolled in college.

Meet Our StreetLeaders

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  • Any Zavala

    High School: South Mecklenburg

    Reason for being a StreetLeader:

  • Axel Sanchez

    High School: South Mecklenburg

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: I want to restore and help our communities.


  • Brianna Reyes-Soto

    High School: South Mecklenburg

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: I like working with kids, and I’m happy to work. When I was a volunteer, I wanted to be a StreetLeader.

  • Chris Virella

    High School: Olympic

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: I loved my time as a volunteer, and I wanted to do more!


  • Cristian Martinez

    High School: South Mecklenburg

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: I like working and helping kids.

     

  • Danny Fuentes

    High School: South Mecklenburg

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: I wanted to grow spiritually and become a better leader.


  • Davion Alexander

    High School: South Mecklenburg

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: I want to aid kids in reaching their full potential. I also wanted to grow academically, mentally and personally through teaching kids.

  • Edwin Santana Lopez

    High School: South Mecklenburg

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: I was a camper two summers ago, and I saw how important StreetLeaders were. I thought it would be good to be a leader myself.


  • Emily Cisneros

    High School: South Mecklenburg

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: I want to guide others, just as I am guided by other StreetLeaders.

  • Geraldine Ledezma

    High School: South Mecklenburg

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: I want to provide emotional, spiritual and educational support to kids who might not have it at home, as I know what that’s like.


  • Gigi Chavez

    High School: South Mecklenburg

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: I have two younger sisters, and I want to be a better leader for them.

  • Jess Anderson

    High School: South Mecklenburg

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: I want to build bonds with children.


  • Jesse Barros

    High School: South Mecklenburg

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: I wanted to grow in my leadership role.

     

  • Kimani Virella

    High School: Olympic

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: I love helping children in need, and I have a passion for making a change.


  • Liz Rivas

    High School: South Mecklenburg

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: UrbanPromise has become a safe haven for me, with positive vibes a loving second family.

     

     

  • Luis Vera

    High School: South Mecklenburg

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: I wanted to help the community while growing in my faith. This position gives me the chance to build stronger connections with children.


  • Sara Hernandez

    High School: Harding University

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: I love being the person I needed when I was younger, and I love having an amazing family community at UrbanPromise.

  • Shanya Haywood

    High School: Harding University

    Reason for being a StreetLeader I want to teach the kids how to become great leaders and how to become successful.


  • Zak Porter

    High School: Harding University

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: It seemed to be a fun and impactful job.


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  • Ary Lowery

    High School: West Charlotte

    Reason for Being a StreetLeader: I wanted to watch the students develop their personalities and grow in their faith.

  • Ashley Billie

    High School: Harding University

    Reason for Being a StreetLeader: I want to give back to the community and touch the lives of the children I meet.


  • Autumn Long

    High School: West Charlotte

    Reason for Being a StreetLeader: I want to impact kids and show them that they are better than they believe they are.

  • Brianna Sinclair

    High School: West Charlotte

    Reason for Being a StreetLeader: I love the kids, and they are our future. We have to help them become better people , and we can use teamwork to help them reach that future.


  • Courtney Miller

    High School: West Charlotte

    Reason for Being a StreetLeader: I want to be a role model as I build up the kids and myself.

  • Holli Reid

    High School: Harding University

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: I wanted to set an example for the kids and show them the importance of having good role models.


  • Jackie Alvarez

    High School: Harding University

    Reason for being a StreetLeader: I love working with kids, and I want to do more in the community. I feel like I’m growing while working here, and I love it very much.

  • Jameila Davis

    High School: West Charlotte

    Reason for Being a StreetLeader: I wanted the opportunity to lead kids positively.


  • Jas Davis

    High School: West Charlotte

    Reason for Being a StreetLeader: I’m a StreetLeader because I love working with the kids. Plus, there’s no better way to spend my time than making someone else’s life better.

  • Jayden Johnson

    High School: Harding University

    Reason for Being a StreetLeader:  Being a StreetLeader is an opportunity to do something I love while bettering myself and gaining the skills I’ll need in the future to lead.


  • Jaylen Lowery

    High School: West Charlotte

    Reason for Being a StreetLeader: I love kids and this gives me a chance to change their lives.

     

  • Jaylin Johnson

    High School: Harding University

    Reason for Being a StreetLeader: I want to help make a difference in someone’s life.


  • Kevin Reid

    High School: West Charlotte

    Reason for Being a StreetLeader:  I want to be a better person.

  • Lasharyia Meeks

    High School: West Charlotte

    Reason for Being a StreetLeader: I love being with children, and I want them to grow and become a StreetLeader like me. But, I want them to be even better than me!


  • Patrick Williams

    High School: West Charlotte

    Reason for Being a StreetLeader: I wanted to step outside my comfort zone.

  • Rakiya Smith

    High School: Myers Park

    Reason for Being a StreetLeader: I love kids and I wanted a different experience. I felt that if I became a StreetLeader, I could make a difference in a child’s life.


  • Sam Olvera

    High School: West Mecklenburg

    Reason for Being a StreetLeader: I love kids, and I want to become a role model for today’s youth.

  • Titi Gaddy

    High School: West Charlotte

    Reason for Being a StreetLeader: I became a StreetLeader because I want to be a mentor and a caring person. I also want to help the kids learn about God.


  • Zaakirah Abdul

    High School: West Charlotte

    Reason for Being a StreetLeader: I am a StreetLeader because I want to change the community for the better and because I like working with kids.