Streetleader Program


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. Our StreetLeaders live in the same neighborhoods as the campers they serve.

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 Charlotte, 100% of our senior StreetLeaders (over 5 years, 68 StreetLeaders) have graduated from high school and received college acceptances! Most are the first in their families to attend college.

If you’re interested in being a StreetLeader or you know someone who may be a good fit for the role, let us know!