Offered for Middle and High School students in grades 7 through 12, Monday – Friday from 2:45pm – 5pm.  Students sign up for volunteer shifts which may include tutoring, mentoring, working in the Blender Café, brainstorming and designing special events, and basic skill sharing (music, art, athletics, academics.)

Program candidates are considered leaders amongst peers and teachers.  An application must be submitted for consideration along with two references from teachers or community members (non-family).  Student leaders are civic minded and high achieving in academics and extracurricular activities; busy schedules will not prevent students from participating. DSU will do it’s best to accommodate seasonal obligations.

Our leaders will shadow our staff, help out with daily operations, tutor in Alden homework and the middle school CEO program and enjoy opportunities to learn from other leaders of all ages and interests. The commitment might be 3-5 hours per week and in return they receive our $199 All Access DMS program which they can use when their schedule allows.

The Leadership Program fee is fully funded through community donations and part of DSU’s commitment to empower teens to give beyond themselves.

To apply for the Leadership Program, please provide two references from teachers or non-family community members via email to  All leadership candidates must also complete all required registration forms for the school year.

Looking for a more structured focus on homework? See our DSU CEO Program for middle school students offered again with added benefits for 2014-2015 school year.