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Arborlea Leadership Program for High School & After (Alpha)

High School is about discovering your talents, honing your study skills and developing your character.  ​Through our seminars, discussions, individual mentoring, and hands-on activities, we help young women develop the skills and outlook necessary to be effective in college and later on as a mother, professional, and citizen.  

Alpha is held the first Saturday of the month from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Service Project times/locations may vary.


Seminars are designed to help students learn to think deeply, assess important values in life, and develop key leadership skills. They offer participants a rich view of their mission and potential, enabling them to acquire a deeper sense of belonging within their community, a broad cultural background and an understanding of the working world.


Through service projects, we have the opportunity to learn from leaders who are making an impact in the Dallas area and are creating solutions to address societal issues. Service challenges us to put aside our own needs to give of ourselves to others. Personal encounters with those in need open our hearts and minds, which then helps us develop a sense of mission to effect positive change in the world. Past service projects have included: serving at a homeless service center, cleaning at a crisis pregnancy center, and visiting residents at a nursing home.


We’re excited for an inspiring line-up of topics, speakers, and service for the 2023-2024 school year. 


Our application process has changed slightly and now involves two parts: 1) completing the online form and 2) a short paragraph to be written by the participant and sent to Please see the application form for more details.

Fees this year are $275.  Early bird pricing of $225 is available until July 1st.  Payment can be made by check to Arborlea Study Center or Zelle® to


The application deadline is July 31st. Spaces are limited.  Update: Registration is closed.

Suzanne Ouyang

Lucia Caranti

Gianna Say

Natalie Mooney

Alpha Executive Committee


Tentative Schedule

First Saturdays | 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Sept 2    Friendship

Oct 7      Good Reading Habits & Study Skills

Nov 4     Service Project

Dec 2      Solidarity vs. Socialism

Jan 6       Entrepreneurship

Feb 3      Service Project 

Mar 2     Public Speaking & Presentation Skills

Apr 6      Service Project

May 4    Personal Authenticity

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Alpha strives to open horizons and help each participant strengthen and articulate her convictions. Through service and seminars, your daughter will be encouraged to challenge herself and set goals. One key way to learn to apply ideals to her situation in life is in conversation with a mentor. 

A mentor can help us apply big ideas to our real situation in life, stay accountable for our goals, and provide accompaniment and genuine encouragement. The mentor works together with you, the parent and the primary educator of your daughter. As your daughter grows into a young woman, it is important that she find these supports both within the family and outside of the family.

Our mentors are young professional and college women who are carefully vetted by Alpha leadership. They themselves are striving to receive formation and grow in these ideals. Each of them has had the experience of being mentored herself.


Mentoring is recommended, but not required. We understand that not everyone would like a mentor or is able to make the commitment. 


To learn more, contact Suzanne at

"I read a proverb very popular in some countries:

'God owns the world, but he rents it out to the brave,'


and it made me think...

What are you waiting for?"


~St. Josemaría Escrivá 

Program Details




First Saturday of the Month

10:30 am to 1:00 pm

University of Dallas Campus and Service Projects in the Dallas area

$275 for the year

Registration is closed


​Suzanne Ouyang


Program Details

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