Supporting Our Youth

In North Carolina, Students Are not Alone During the Countdown to College

Usually a quiet space reserved for studying, the library of Orange County High recently became the grounds for a discussion of college accessibility and affordability. On October 16, 2018, U.S. Read More

The Visions Team Returns to Durham

Every year, Durham Public Schools teachers and administrators are given the opportunity to apply for the Visions “Connecting the Americas” program. This annual program serves as a professional development experience Read More

The Closs Family Preps for their Fourth National Bee

  One visit to the Closs family hive confirms their enthusiasm for spelling bees. There’s a sunflower-yellow metal bee sculpture adjacent to the front door. Inside the house, bookshelves are Read More

Duke tutoring program celebrates 20 years

Every week during the academic year, nearly 130 Duke students visit school classrooms and nonprofits to tutor young students. The Duke undergraduate and graduate students serve as tutors in Duke’s Read More

A Durham Eighth Grader is Named Duke Spelling Bee Champion

In the 11th round of the Duke University Regional Spelling Bee, Hanna Closs was the only speller left standing. Closs had to correctly spell the final championship word, “ornithofauna,” to Read More

Behold the Buzz at Duke’s Regional Spelling Bee on March 17

It’s time to crack open the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and brush up on some new words. For the 60 young competitors at this year’s Duke University Regional Spelling Bee, dictionaries, lists Read More

Nominations Open for Duke Student/Employee Service Awards

Do you know a Duke undergraduate student or Duke employee who volunteers in the Durham community? Nominate them for a 2018 Duke service award. Nomination Form: Download the PDF Nomination Read More

N.C. High School Juniors Attend College Mini-Camp at Duke

During a tour of Duke West Campus this month, Marissa Lazo shared memories of her Duke student experience with her 16- and 17-year-old students from Southern Lee High School. Lazo, Read More

Latino community members invited to free health fair on June 30

At the upcoming “Orgullos Hispanos Fair” in Durham, there is something that the participating healthcare professionals will all have in common. They are all Latino. The fair on June 30, Read More

Graduating high school senior has longtime connection to Latino student program

Luz Jazmin Romero Estala is preparing to walk across the stage in Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium this month and receive her Riverside High School diploma. Luz is the first in Read More