Student Projects

Student Projects

The Hart Leadership Program has a long history of exemplary student work, and we are proud to showcase here a selection of student research projects, internships, and honors theses dating back to 2011. Below, you can explore nearly 400 student projects, filtering by project type, Hart program affiliated with the project, thematic topics, project locations, and project years. The database does not provide the full text of students' projects, but it does provide abstracts of student work wherever available, as well as more information including students' class year and, when applicable, the name of the community partner organization a student worked with to conduct their internship or research. We will continue to expand the database as our students continue conducting phenomenal projects. In the meantime, use the search function below to explore our incredible students' work, and get inspired!

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Arts Internship with the Akonadi Foundation

Noah worked on projects under social justice leader Lateefah Simon at the Akonadi Foundation, an organization committed to ending the criminalization of youth of color, grantmaking and investing in racial justice organizing and policy advocacy, and redesigning equitable systems. Noah incorporated his passion for the arts by contributing to Creatives …

Engaging High School History Students with Primary Source Material from the British National Archives: How Did the Victorians View Compulsory Vaccination?

Smallpox was a common killer in nineteenth century Britain. It spread rapidly and killed around 30% of those who contracted it and left many survivors blinded or scarred. In 1850s, the government passed a series of laws that made vaccination against smallpox compulsory. Some people and healthcare professionals supported vaccination …

Exploring the Efficacy of a Debate Program for At-Risk Youth

Whether or not a debate program will be effective in its ability to improve Florida DJJ students’ educational attainment is oriented around two fundamental questions: First, how can debate build the skills needed for escaping the cycle of incarceration? Second, how can the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice expand debate …

Increasing Youth Engagement in Politics: A Plan for a High School Fellowship

Program Overview Goals: Educate high school students on political issues Teach tangible skills of advocacy and activism Provide easily accessible informational resources Provide a continuously updated list of events, marches, protests, conferences, etc. Build community and respect amongst fellows Grow the JCJ constituency

COVID-19 Chronicles: Zooming in on Durham Youth – A Podcast

*Due to COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 SOL projects were conducted virtually. [Abstract not currently available.]

Social Media Strategies on USHSRA

*Due to COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 SOL projects were conducted virtually. [Abstract not currently available.]