United 4 Social Change is a non-profit startup that develops effective civic leaders who write persuasively, speak passionately, and actively participate in the creation and dissemination of ideas.
We enlight them about existing issues, ignite the fire within them to care about important issues, and unite them to find impactful solutions. We have an international scope in mind and envision stimulating a global conversation through a worldwide network of advocates.
Discussion has the power to shape and influence the social and political landscape. At U4SC, we harness that power to make the world a better place.
How Can I Participate?
We currently run online programs where students participate in 8-week internships in argumentative writing or public speaking.
After our lesson, they submit an outline for us to review and then write an article or speech for publication using the skills from that week's lesson.
We run a variety of interactive workshops that center on building skills in public speaking and argumentative writing. We also include discussions on social advocacy, social issues, and justice throughout the workshop.
These workshops help students master the steps to persuasive communication and effective leadership as they prepare to serve their communities and the world.
We work with school and nonprofit partners to support the work they do.
We share stories about other nonprofits, introduce volunteer and job opportunities to our students, and serve as a zero-cost “PR” firm for our nonprofit partners.
We conduct workshops and training with educators and provide resources for them to incorporate our material in their classrooms.