Unite Youth

Provoking critical thinking and activism in youth.

Our Objective

UNITE works with high school students to build social cohesion and transformation in South African society. We aim to develop and improve skills in leadership and community activism, fostering attitudes that promote respect for all cultures within South African communities. UNITE equips learners with the tools to become conscious, prudent and engaged citizens who are able to make informed decisions.

Accessing UNITE

UNITE runs a UNITE Club in five Western Cape High Schools: Heideveld Senior Secondary School, Zonnebloem NEST Secondary School, Vista High School, Langa High School, and Fezeka High School.

If you are interested to know more about UNITE, please email jade@scalabrini.org.za

How UNITE Works

Each school runs a weekly UNITE Club which is led by peer-elected Inner Club Council (ICC) members. UNITE runs ICC workshops for four of the five Western Cape High Schools.

ICC members attend themed workshops at the Scalabrini Centre in preparation to lead discussions at their school’s UNITE Club. Selected senior ICC members are given the opportunity to continue within UNITE as peer mentors, providing support to newly elected ICC leaders.

UNITE is aligned to the South African school calendar, with activities taking place from January to September. In the first term, UNITE workshops address the theme of identity. The second and third workshops focus on integration and diversity. In the fourth term, learners focus on their formal school examinations.

In addition to our weekly Club meetings and ICC workshops, UNITE runs leadership camps, holiday programs, end of term events and various other educational outings and events.

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