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United Future Leaders Afterschool Program

Weekly Afterschool Program

The weekly afterschool leadership curriculum for students in grades 5-6 encompasses the core component of United Future Leaders. This curriculum is intended to help students navigate the important transition between elementary and middle school. UFL has a passion for helping students establish a strong foundation of universal leadership concepts, including civility, ethics, leadership, physical safety, emotional security, identity, belonging, mission & purpose, competence, and service. Equipping students with a strong foundation from a young age will encourage healthy development (academic, physical, social and emotional) and successful transitions between academic environments and developmental stages.

The afterschool program meets for 18 weeks in the 5th grade and 12 weeks in the 6th grade. Texas Tech University certified staff, graduate students, undergraduate student assistants and volunteers facilitate each 90-minute session and provide program participants with additional adult mentors. Each session includes a healthy snack and basic nutrition lesson, physical activity, and experiential theme-based leadership lesson. UFL defines leadership as "bringing out the best in myself and others." Based on this universal definition, students are encouraged to practice and apply their knowledge and skills to each lesson, connect experiences to their daily lives, and consider ways to share their learning with others.

The UFL weekly afterschool programming has grown exponentially since its inception in 2007, and continues to grow in popularity with each passing year.

Afterschool Program Host Campus Sites

  • Lubbock ISD
    • Honey Elementary School
    • Miller Elementary School
    • R. Wilson Elementary School
    • Rush Elementary School
    • Dunbar College Preparatory Academy
    • Evans Middle School
    • Hutchinson Middle School
    • Mackenzie Middle School
    • Maedgen Elementary School
  • Brownfield ISD
    • Oak Grove Elementary School
    • Brownfield Middle School
  • Shallowater ISD
    • Shallowater Middle School

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