Husky Outreach for Leadership Development, Understanding, and Pride (HOLDUP!) is a student-run leadership organization committed to helping Connecticut high-school students discover their own leadership potentials through engaging and educational workshop presentations.
- Mission: To mentor high school students in the CT area in leadership, development, understanding and pride, while developing our own skills and values as leaders.
- Vision: We inspire high school students to develop and believe in themselves as leaders- now and in the future.
Contact Us: UConnHOLDUP@gmail.com
Applications for Spring 2018 are now closed. Please check back in Fall 2018 for next year’s application.
|Co-Chairs||Samantha Rogers and Shannon Papalia|
|Committees||Leadership Development – Otis Rackley II
Content – Jon Tumolo
PR & Marketing – Barbara Clayton
Member Retention – Elyssia Reyes
Member Recruitment – Mike Mallon
|Field Trip Coordinator||Haley Rowe|
|Pen Pal Coordinator(s)||Orly Berkoff|
Current and Former Participating High Schools*:
*If you are an employee of an interested school, or know of an area high school that would benefit from the positive influence of a program like HOLDUP!, contact our PR and Marketing committee at UconnHOLDUPRelations@gmail.com to set up a meeting and learn more!
|Bentley (Manchester) High School|
|Bulkeley High School (Hartford)|
|Chippens Hill Middle School (Pen Pal Project)|
|East Hartford High School|
|Culinary Arts Academy (Hartford)|
|Sports and Medical Sciences Academy (Hartford)|
|RHAM High School (Hebron)|
|Connecticut IB Academy (East Hartford)|
Testimonials from High School Student Participants:
“I can definitely say this is a great program. I really got a lot out of the workshops. I want to commend all the presenters, you all really make a difference.”
“HOLDUP! was fun and helped me with life challenges and how to be a better leader.”
“The presenters helped me realize more about students in my school. They introduced me to a whole new group of people.”
“HOLDUP! was a chance to have fun and learn at the same time.”