The U Project


Danny’s Place Youth Services (DPYS) has created the U-Project to provide an opportunity for local high school youth of the Acton-Boxborough community to develop and execute original ideas through community service project based work in the community.

As the project leaders of their own ideas, students will develop essential life skills, earn community service credits, gain experience for their resumes and college applications and make valuable connections to local leaders and peers while making a contribution to the future of their community. DPYS will grant project funding (up to $1,000 per project) and provide work space and mentorship.

2018-2019 Dates, Deadlines, and Details


Click here to download: U-Project Guidelines


Click here to view and apply: DPYS U-Project Application Form

Applications are due Friday December 7th @ 5pm est.

Applicants will be asked to interview in person or via phone during December. Applicants will be notified of their results by December 21st, 2018.

Selected projects require regular meetings with DPYS mentor.

Monthly check-ins are required. DPYS mentors will be available at the high school during the school times, but availability is limited. DPYS mentors are also available to meet outside of school at Danny’s Place.

End of year U-Project Celebration

Date: Tentative date is 6/4/19.