It’s time to take action.
- Are you a high school student living in Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, El Sereno or Lincoln Heights?
- Do you want to make a difference in your school and community?
United Students is our flagship leadership program. We train high school students to become expert community organizers through education and training, community building, and participation in direct action campaigns. At United Students, you’ll join a community of Eastside students, working together to make a positive change in their schools and community.
YOUTH AT THE FOREFRONT OF CHANGE
MAKE A POWERFUL CHANGE
Change starts with you. Do you see a problem at your school and want to do something about it? We'll work with you to identify solutions, and develop campaigns that will result in real change at your school and community.
JOIN THE YOUTH MOVEMENT
Hundreds of youth across Los Angeles are rising up, uniting and organizing for their future. When you join United Students, you join a movement that's greater and bigger than ourselves.
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD
Talk to your peers. Meet with your principal. Speak at a press conference. Draw a poster for a rally. Write an article for your local newspaper. Get interviewed by reporters. Youth organizing is all about putting your solutions at the forefront of the public debate.
We’re more than just a student club or an after-school program. When you join United Students, you’ll gain a community that has your back, supports one another and fights together.
LEARN EASTSIDE HISTORY
As part of our training program, we’ll go back in time and study the legendary lessons of the civil rights leaders who came before us. From national to local movements, we’ll teach you the history of community organizing.
ATTEND STATE & NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCES
Our leaders are recognized for their leadership and campaign victories. Our dedicated and most talented leaders get the opportunity to travel and share community organizing stories with fellow youth leaders. If chosen, you’ll become an ambassador for all of your peers in the Eastside.
UNITED STUDENTS OPPORTUNITIES
Community Service Credit
Do you need community service hours? Looking for a way to make your college application stand out? Your participation in United Students counts toward community service hours. Get started with your service hours by investing in your school, your community and your future.
BROTHERS, SONS, SELVES COALITION
As a leader for United Students, you can join a city-wide collective that trains young boys of color to become the leaders of tomorrow.
We’ll train you to take on campaigns to improve the quality of life of boys and men of color in Los Angeles and across the state.
FIND YOUR HIGH SCHOOL CHAPTER
Modeled after the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), we host General Member (GM) chapters at your local Eastside high school. We meet weekly to recruit new students, identify solutions to improve your school and uplift your voice. Join us.
Mendez High School
Afterschool meetings - room M110
Roosevelt High School
Lunchtime meetings - room A203
Lincoln High School
Afterschool meetings - room 703
Wilson High School
Lunchtime meetings - room F9
Esteban Torres High School
Afterschool meetings - ELAPA room F208
Garfield High School
Lunchtime meetings - room 728