*First-generation students are students whose parents have not earned a Bachelor’s degree yet.
Student U is a community organization that uses the power of education to build a just and equitable Durham. We empower and equip first-generation college bound students in Durham Public Schools, their families, and educators to become the leaders that will transform our city. We walk with students and families from sixth grade through college graduation, providing holistic support at each step along the way. We believe our students are powerful, and this power will help us realize a Durham where all students succeed.
At Student U, we believe in a Durham where all students can succeed and are working alongside students, their families, and educators to make this dream a reality. Through our time with students outside of school and our advocacy for them within their schools, students develop the academic skills and personal well-being necessary to succeed in their post-secondary endeavors and become the leaders that will transform our city for the better.
The brilliance and successes of Student U’s community