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At Student U we have a crazy dream.  We believe that all students in Durham, regardless of the color of their skin or how much money their parents have in their pocket, can succeed.  This is so crazy because years of data tell us we are wrong.  Today only 48% of low income students in Durham are reading on grade level.  Only 72% of low-income students in Durham are graduating from high school on time.  Our belief is so crazy because today only 11% of low-income students who enroll in a four year college graduate within 6 years.  Yet, we at Student U have this dream. We expect 100% of our students to beat these statistics and not only complete high school, and not only enroll in college, but to graduate from college. 

Your financial support allows Student U to make this dream come true. As we continue to climb the mountain to reach the ultimate peak of college graduation, know that 100% of your contribution goes directly to supporting our students on their journey. Your gift helps us provide valuable programming experiences, like the ones below, free of charge to our 550 brilliant students.

$10,000
Sends the 10th grade on a college tour to Virginia, DC and Maryland

$5,000
Sends the 8th grade on a field trip to the NC mountains

$2,500
Sends the 6th grade on a science experiential daytrip to the NC coast

$1,000 
Provides SAT/ACT test prep course for high school students

$750
Pays the stipend of 1 high school senior summer intern

$500
Purchases supplies for a middle school Year-Round Program club, such as Music is Life, Mad Science, Yoga, Visual Arts, and Girls who Code

$250
Covers monthly cluster meetings for all students at one high school for the school year

$100
Buys 1 student's healthy lunches for Summer Academy

$50
Purchases a class set of books for Read Fearlessly program

$25
Covers all local fields trips and community service days for one middle school student

$15
Outfits a student with all Student U spirit gear for a year

For gifts of stock or including Student U in your will please contact: Amy Salo at 919-267-3958 ext. 205.

Student U is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductable. You may contribute by check, made payable to Student U to the below address.

Student U
600 E. Umstead St
Durham, NC 27701