Category Archives: News

Leaders UNITE begins its second year at Southwest Regional Library

Yesterday, Leaders UNITE began its first day of the new school year at Southwest Regional Library! We are excited to work with high school students towards achieving their leadership goals!


The 2019-2020 Leaders UNITE program begins today at North Regional Library

The 2019-2020 school year of Leaders UNITE began at North Regional library today! We are excited to partner with North Regional Library for a second year in a row, and we were excited to meet many new faces at the library today. This is one of our locations that we will blog about this school year, so stay tuned for reflections and news from this location!

Leaders UNITE North Library



Leaders UNITE begins at the International Preschool of Raleigh and its partner schools in China!

Leaders UNITE is happy to announce that we have added a new school to our club: the International Preschool of Raleigh! We are excited to bring the club to this preschool, where students will learn about the qualities of leadership and teamwork through hands-on activities. Leaders UNITE will also begin at the school’s partner locations in Beijing, China. We are extremely excited to expand Leaders UNITE to more schools both locally and globally. The first year of Leaders UNITE at this school will be blogged about on the club website, so stay tuned for more details about Leaders UNITE at this school!

Spring Volunteering is Underway!

Hi Leaders UNITE! Our spring volunteering is now underway! We are excited to be partnering with many groups, including: Durham Nativity School, North Regional Library, Southwest Regional Library, and East Regional Library. We have a great set of volunteers from Duke University who are ready to learn with all of you! We look forward to another great semester of volunteering and we can’t wait to meet all of participants!

If you would like to be a Leaders UNITE volunteer or add your school/location to our list of partner schools, contact us at to get started!

Duke Activities Fair- A Success!

Thank you to everyone that came out to see Leaders UNITE at the Duke Activities Fair last week! We loved hearing all of your questions and seeing so many students interested in our club. If you missed us at the activities fair, don’t worry- there are still plenty of opportunities to join the club and to get your questions answered. Duke students: stay tuned for an email from your exec board providing information about an upcoming interest meeting. Everyone else: there is still time to start a branch of Leaders UNITE at your own school for the upcoming school year. Check out our Activities Fair poster for some general information about the club:

leaders unite activities fair

Starting Leaders UNITE at your school or student group for the 2018-2019 school year!

We are currently working on planning our events for the upcoming school year at Duke University. We are excited to share many new activities with all of you once the school year starts! If you are interested in starting a branch of Leaders UNITE at your school or with your student group, please let us know! We would love to add more groups to our Leaders UNITE network and help you to find the best way to incorporate the club based on the goals and schedule of your group. Keep in mind that there are Leaders UNITE activities for every age group and that the club can work to supplement other activities that are already a part of your group. Email us at if you are interested in starting Leaders UNITE at your school or group! We would be happy to provide you with fun hands-on leadership activities, discussion prompts, teamwork goals, and keep you updated on activities and conferences that will happen with all of the branches of the club as well as our new local and global projects for the 2018-2019 school year. We hope to hear from you soon! Email us if you are interested, or if you have any questions about how you can fit Leaders UNITE into your group.

Leaders UNITE Poem Read at National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony

At the end of April 2018, Leaders UNITE received great news. Our poem, “A Leader is You” was chosen to be read at the induction ceremony for the National Junior Honor Society! We are honored that the group chose to read our poem at this event, and were told that the reading went well. The poem can be found under the “A Leader is…” tab on our website. If anyone is ever interested in using our poems at an event, comment on our post or send us an email to gain permission. We love to see what great things you will use our poems for! Congratulations to everyone who was inducted to the National Junior Honor Society, and thank you for reading our poem!

Happy New Year- Leaders UNITE Style!

Hi everyone! On behalf of Leaders UNITE, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year, filled with happiness and success. To start the New Year on a positive note, like my Facebook status for a YAS!


For those of you that do not know, YAS is a Leaders UNITE social media movement. YAS stands for You Are Special and highlights the positive traits we see in one another. Feel free to post this as your status to continue the movement. For each person that likes the status, I will post on their wall, beginning with, “YAS because…” and then saying nice things about the person. It is easy and fun. So like my status- or make it your own- to give it a try!

We are happy to spread positivity on Facebook! The status can be found on my personal page and on the Duke YAS page.