LEADurham Student Fellowship + Course Application Now Open

LEADurham is a for-credit course for any student in DPS High Schools interested in deepening their learning on social justice and community leadership. LEADurham will count as a Social Studies elective credit. LEAD stands for Leadership, Equity, Advocacy, and Durham. While completing this course, students will navigate thought-provoking coursework, dive into community conversations with like minded peers, and complete an action project. This course will build students' leadership capacity to advocate for causes that interest them. This course is available through Ignite! Online Academy in partnership with our Office of Equity Affairs, local non-profits, and NC State University. Join us to advocate for the Durham and world you wish to see.

Want to take LEADurham?

Apply at bit.ly/21LEADurham by August 13th

Attend a virtual orientation

Look for the Canvas course for LEADurham

What will you do?

Study core texts that connect to social justice topics

Discuss issues with like-minded peers in virtual spaces

Learn from local leaders in advocacy and community organizing

Advocate for changes in your community

LEADurham will be offered as a mostly asynchronous, online course through Canvas. There will be opportunities for live interaction that will be offered. These are likely to occur in the evening and could also include optional in-person opportunities. For more information, check out the LEADurham Syllabus and the LEADurham Course Overview.


“It’s teaching people how important it is to advocate for yourself and also people that look like you, and advocate for people that don't look like you”

Jay Rahim