2019 Research Topics


Sex Trafficking

Single Parenthood

About the Summer Institute

The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity’s Hank and Billye Suber Aaron Young Scholars Summer Research Institute is a three-week educational enrichment program that provides middle and high-school students enrolled in Durham Public Schools (DPS) in Durham, North Carolina, with training to enhance their writing, research, and presentation skills. The program is sponsored by the Samuel Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University in partnership with Durham Public Schools (DPS). In keeping with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center’s central mission as a community of scholars engaged in the study of the causes and consequences of inequality, participants explore curriculum related to the economic, political, social, and cultural dimensions of inequality. During the Hank and Billy Suber Aaron Young Scholars Summer Research Institute, students receive instruction from distinguished middle and high-school teachers, university professors, and leaders from community organizations. The program’s main focus is on the development of students’ research, writing, presentation, and critical-inquiry skills around issues of social justice.

About Us

This website was designed by the 2019 1st year cohort. To generate this site, students designed and prepared original multimedia research projects, focused on policy issues that affect inequality.

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