Student U Blog

Community Partner Excellence Award

UNC APPLES Service Learning Program presented Student U with the Community Partner Excellence Award. Over the past six years, Student U has partnered with APPLES to identify wonderful UNC-CH students to teach our middle schoolers. These 20 Student U teachers have been some of our...

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A Vision For Durham

A Vision for Durham Meet Student U's Executive Director Duke Chronicle, By Laurel Burk | March 26, 2013 Dan Kimberg draws me a picture. It’s a three-ringed bull’s eye. He scrawls “what” inside the outer ring; the next one he labels “how”; occupying the coveted center is “why.” We are...

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Dream Maker’s Recap

November 15, 2012 A rainy and cold November night proved to be a magical evening for our Dreamers and our Dream Makers.  Student U celebrated with our students and supporters at The Cookery for an evening of great food and great company. The atmosphere was glowing with Student U spirit as...

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Fall Festival

By Ms. Lauren (7th Grade Teacher) Each week I have a chance to see a small sliver of Student U during tutoring sessions.  The joy of Community Day, however, is unmatched outside of our summer program.  I literally count down the hours every month in anticipation of...

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Middle School Summer Highlights

On June 18, 2012 at 7:30am, 36 Teachers, 8 Mentor Teachers, 3 Grade Heads and 1 Middle School Program Director gathered around the flag pole at Durham Academy Middle School for "Morning Brilliance." After an inspiring message, the summer 2012 staff was ready to welcome...

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