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Student U

Program Description

Student U is a college-access organization that believes all students in Durham have the ability to succeed. In order to make this dream a reality, Student U creates a pipeline of services to support students through middle school, high school and college. By providing direct services during out of school time in the summer and after-school, and advocating for students and families within schools, we ensure that our students develop the academic skills and personal well-being needed to beat the statistics and succeed in college. Throughout the 2014-2015 school year, Student U will work with 390 students (grades 6th-college freshman) and their families.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Race & Ethnicity

  • Hispanic/Latino: 45%
  • African American: 53%


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Appalachian State University
  • Barry University
  • Durham Technical Community College
  • East Carolina University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Howard University
  • Johnson C Smith University
  • Meredith College
  • North Carolina A & T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Shaw University
  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Wake Technical Community College
  • Wingate University

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 97%