The Team Up Challenge is a youth-led service program that allows students to apply what they are learning in the classroom to the real world, bringing education alive in powerful ways.
Students choose to address a need in their neighborhood or community in one of five categories: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Health & Wellness or Uniformed Services. These projects must tie in to the current curriculum or learning objectives and should be lead by students.
Through the Team Up Challenge students have learned that they can have an impact…they’ve learned how to be better citizens .”
– Brook Orr,
Highlands High School
Team Up Challenge Captain
Silver & Black Give Back awards five Champions during the school year with $20,000 and three Champions during the summer with $10,000 for their service to the community.
Past Champions have constructed outdoor learning centers, launched a safe driving campaign for teenagers, fed over 4,000 children through the San Antonio Food Bank, worked to lay a wreath on every veteran's grave in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, published a book on good character traits, rescued and vaccinated over 75 stray animals, worked to foster a college-going culture in our community and more. See their projects in action. See their projects in action.
For information on each program – school year, summer or anytime – or to download applications please visit the applications and information page.