Student U (ELI and Robertson Scholars Program) students – Fall 2005
Student U is a nonprofit organization offering low-income Durham middle school students the opportunity to improve their academic performance using the “Students teaching Students” model. Durham Middle School students attended a six week summer academic enrichment program, in small size classes taught and inspired by high school and college students. A Duke student team created the program based on the Breakthrough national model, raised the funds needed for the first year of the program, found a partner (Durham Academy), and implemented the program. As of today, the organization serves close to 400 students and was voted #1 non-profit in the Triangle area in 2009. 100% of STUDENT U’s students have graduated from high school.