Student U believes the most important partners to a student’s success is their parents and community. We are intentional about partnering with our students’ parents and supporting our students’ families. We host regular parent workshops to engage families in learning from each other and community partners. We maintain constant communication with parents throughout the school year and we work with parents and students to empower them to be active and engaged members of their communities.
We want our students to know about our community and become role models and change agents at Student U and in the broader Durham community. Beginning in sixth grade, students focus on identity and leadership development, along with their academic skills, in order to gain the confidence and knowledge needed to participate in systems analysis and become advocates for change.
We partner with organizations, like El Centro Hispano, Girls Rock, Book Harvest, SEEDS, Rescue Mission, Racial Equity Institute, and many more, to expand our students learning outside of the classroom.