Duke-Durham School Days
Volunteers must register in advance at the link below.
"Duke-Durham School Days," an annual event now in its 18th year, brings 300 eighth graders from Durham Public Schools to Duke's campus. The goal is to help motivate and prepare them to become the first in their family to attend a college or university.
Duke staff and faculty help escort, along with Duke students, small groups of eighth graders around campus to various activities. Volunteers receive a free breakfast, lunch and commemorative T-shirt. Newcomers to School Days will be matched with a program veteran. You can also arrange to be paired with a friend.
For many of the students, it's their first time on a college campus, This is a chance for them to talk to students, staff and faculty and get a sense of what college life is.