Student U is a college access and success organization that believes all students in Durham have the ability to succeed. To make this dream a reality, Student U supports students through middle school, high school, and college. By providing direct services in the summer and after school, and advocating for students and families within their schools, Student U ensures that their students develop the academic skills and personal well-being needed to beat the statistics and succeed in college.
Students apply to Student U as fifth graders and start the program in the summer before middle school. In the eleven years they are in the program, students and families attend programming in the summer and throughout the school year to prepare them to excel in their lives as students and later as change makers in our community.
Every year Student U sets aside a certain number of spaces for EDCI Zone families.