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

South Boulevard Site


  • Anna Hernandez Mejilla

    High School: South Meck

  • Anner Padilla

    High School: Harding


  • 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.


  • Bryan Cerna

    High School: South Mecklenburg

  • 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.

     

  • Danielle Gonzaga

    Highshcool: South Mecklenburg


  • Danny Fuentes

    High School: South Mecklenburg

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

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Jonathan Motino

    High School: Harding


  • Katya Rojas

    High School: Harding

  • Kimberly Leon

    High school: South Mecklenburg


  • Nathalie Catalan

    High School: South Mecklenburg

  • Oniel Lopez

    High School: Harding


  • Rebeca Hernandez Angel

    High school: South Mecklenburg

  • Sully O’niel

    High school: South Mecklenburg


  • Tanya Garcia Lagunes

    Highschool: South Mecklenburg


  • Freedom Drive Site


  • Alesia Alexander

    Highschool: Harding

  • 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.


  • Cameron Holmes

    Highschool: West Charlotte

  • 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.

  • Jasmine Davis

    Highschool: West Charlotte


  • Javion Thompson

    Highschool: Phillip O. Berry

  • 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.


  • Jaylin Johnson

    High School: Harding University

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

  • Jaziah Planter

    Highschool: Phillip O. Berry


  • Kanysha Mahatha

    Highschool: West Charlotte

  • La’Mya Moffett

    Highschool: Harding


  • Malik Patterson

    Highschool: West Charlotte

  • Mercedes Crudup

    Highschool: Harding


  • Miah Evans

    Highschool: Phillip O. Berry

  • Nadir Miller

    Highschool: Harding


  • Sydney Russell

    Highschool: West Charlotte

  • Toni Teah

    Highschool: Phillip O. Berry


  • Tyana 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.