Unlimited Promise

Snapshot of the Program

At Unlimited Promise, we have debates and discussions on modern music, movies, television, magazines and websites. Some of the topics may be considered controversial but at UP the voice of the youth can be heard, so we encourage them to speak up and speak out. 

We take a deep dive into how mass communication has an impact on society and why the media creates marketing strategies.

UP provides critical thinking skills and conflict resolution techniques, combined with media awareness training and goal setting. 

As a means to illustrate life lessons and build professional skills, we use many techniques in our program including: 

  • Discussion
  • Unity Building
  • Listening Parties
  • Outings
  • Debates
  • Movie Screenings
  • The Arts
  • Journaling

Discussion Topics

  • Understanding Influence
  • Conflict Mediation & Global Unity

  • Inspiration
  • Healthy Relationships

Lifelong Learning

Financial Basics

Community Service

  • Leadership Skills
  • Dealing with Moods & Stress

  • Politics and Community
  • Self Esteem & Cultural Differences

  • Prepping for Jobs
  • Sexual Energy vs  Romance

Contact us for the date of the next Teen Talk

Join Us Soon at Bellevue Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW, Washington, D.C. 20032

Teens 13-15 from 2:00-3:30

Teens 16-19 from 3:30-5:30

Main Goal

Our youth are thirsting for positive leadership and development. We focus on dealing with peer pressure, conflict resolution, improving relationships, understanding how to boost self-esteem, and building life skills. Plus we have FUN! 

Images of the poor in the media are often portrayed negatively. It is important to discuss and provide some alternatives to the negativity we ingest. 

Providing the skills to become productive members of the community is the main goal of Unlimited Promise. We believe that this mentoring program is the key to unlocking the closed doors in young minds. 

What we believe

Mentors play a big part in how our communities develop. Mentors and volunteers at UP are united in our belief that ALL teens: 

  • Possess unlimited promise
  • Can succeed beyond their current circumstances or limitations
  • Have the power to learn and unlearn 
  • Are curious, creative and have something valuable to contribute to the world

Although not all adolescents are at high risk for committing truancy, we operate under the premise that gathering for these meetings will foster the spirit of working together and practicing unity.

No matter your background or current walk of life, there is real power in honoring our differences as gifts. Our unique contributions to the world need not trigger competition or conflict. 

About Us

Goal Setting

At Unlimited Promise, teens will set both personal and academic goals of their choosing. We work toward those goals during the course of the program. 


Our program is discussion based, but on occasion there are assignments. We know teens already have a lot on their plate, so our assignments will be different...they will be fun and most of them can be completed during our time together. 


We offer tutoring for reading and writing upon request. So if you need it, just ask! 


We will treat everybody with respect and in turn expect everyone to be considerate of each other. We reserve the right to withdraw any youth from the program at any time and at our discretion. 

Youth Leadership Positions

We will have a youth elected president, vice president, administrator and treasurer. 


We believe young adults need to learn and appreciate the value of earning a dollar. We will conduct a minimum of two annual fundraisers to assist with the cost of activities and field trips. Our youth will have some say so in both how we earn the money and where we decide to go.

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Help Our Cause

To create a passion for learning we must move beyond the classroom to cultural experiences. Applied skills and innovative developments come from broadened horizons. 

We want our youth to be open minded and adaptable, not hosting feelings of isolation. Exposure to enriching experiences benefit the youth in ways both seen and unseen. 

 So that we can make enlightenment a living, breathing part of our program,  Please consider giving $10, $20, $50, or $100

Schools are offering field trips less and less these days. We know families of disadvantaged students are less likely to substitute with their own efforts when schools do not offer these enrichments to learning. 

Field trips and excursions allow our youth to gain cultural perspective. But these types of teachable moments involve cash$$$. 

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and fund our mission.

Our outings require: 

  • Transportation and entry fees
  • Coordination with external personnel
  • Team chaperones
  • Food and snacks

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Get Involved

We are always looking for volunteers, mentors and youth participation. You can lead a group lecture, speak about your line of work, tutor, teach a skill, chaperone an outing, or simply hang out at our meetings.

Volunteer Your Time!

We invite you to join us in helping teens get all they can out of their transition to adulthood. 

We welcome parents, grandparents, professionals, and leaders from all walks of life into our discussions and to help with special projects.