What Is UpTeen?


UpTeen is a movement empowering teens to be the solution to their own problems through relationship and leadership training. UpTeens are involved in restoring a sense of personal responsibility and excellence to teen culture.

Members of UpTeen serve as mentors to their peers through monthly activities. Service projects and volunteer work are at the heart of the program. Equipped with leadership training and opportunities to put the training into practice, teens can positively transform their schools and communities.



UPTEEN (1)Training  UpTeens will complete training sessions and workshops on healthy relationships, responsible leadership and successful mentoring. This specialized training will help UpTeens bring strong values back to their culture through positive peer power.

eXtReme eXperiential Learning  XXL sessions put that summer UpTeen training to the test. Can you lead a paintball team? How about a dance partner? These awesome experiences will reinforce the lessons.



Re:Connect  After receive training and practice, UpTeens will have a chance to bring these values back to their community. Using the Chick-Fil-A Core Essentials Re:Connect Program®, this influential group of students will focus on one character-building word each month and challenge their peers to infuse that word into their own lives.

Service Projects  Service is at the heart of UpTeen. Participants will give back to their community through projects and volunteer work. By participating in these activities, UpTeens will learn to be leaders through service.


Get Involved

UPTEEN3Do you or someone you know someone aspire to personal excellence and inspire peers to do the same? The ideal candidate for UpTeen uses strength of character to stand for positive values.

UpTeen nominees must:

  • Be enrolled in grades 10 – 11
  • Have no criminal background
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Have some involvement in extracurricular activity
  • Be sensitive to different educational, economic or cultural backgrounds
  • Be willing to make a time commitment of at least one year
  • Be able to devote time to participate in activities


Nominate a teen by downloading the UpTeen Nomination Packet


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