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College of Education and Human Development

Team Up Program

The Team Up Challenge is a K-12 service-learning initiative that empowers students to take what they are learning in the classroom and apply it to the real world, bringing education alive in powerful ways. Students create projects that address needs that will help improve their community in one of five categories: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Health & Wellness or Uniformed Services. During the academic year, 20 semi-finalist groups receive $2,500 to being their projects. In April, five champions receive $20,000 each for their work in the community. We have a similar program in the summer, geared toward youth-serving nonprofits, that has a condensed timeline.

PROGRAM: The Team Up Challenge Scholars program, presented by AT&T, is for select college students who will serve as mentors to the 20 Team Up Challenge semi-finalist groups (K-12) from September through April.

Two Team Up Challenge Scholars will be assigned to each semi-finalist group. Scholars will assist the students in the planning and execution stages of their project. Scholars should plan to visit their Team Up Challenge group at least twice a month, and will attend events and work days that their team schedules – including any mascot or player activities Silver & Black Give Back coordinates.

Scholars will also attend a roundtable meeting at the AT&T Center with Silver & Black Give Back twice a semester and will write two reflection reports each semester, chronicling their experiences with their student group.

Scholars will coordinate with each other to plan a Team Up Challenge College Day at their university, where they will host their Team Up Challenge group as they tour their campus.

STIPEND: $500/semester

For more information about this program, call 210-458-2610.