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The Leduc Center offers a range of programs that promote civic participation and engaged learning. 

America Reads/Counts

The America Reads/Counts program places university students in community centers, local elementary schools, and preschools to provide classroom support as well as tutor and mentor struggling and at-risk students. Learn more

College Positive Tours

The College Positive Tours program brings middle school students to UMass Dartmouth for student-oriented tours led by university students to encourage them to graduate high school and take full advantage of the benefits college has to offer. Learn more

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy interns are placed in community centers, local elementary and middle schools to teach students about the importance of financial literacy. Learn more


Kids2College is a college-awareness curriculum that engages elementary school students and increases their awareness of how education impacts future life choices. Learn more


The LEADS (Leadership for Educational Attainment Developed through Service) program places university students at local elementary and middle schools to teach students leadership skills through service-learning projects. Learn more

Leduc Leaders

Leduc Leaders is a program that engages university students in activities that cultivate leadership skills by combining community service with leadership training. Learn more


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program trains university students to provide free basic income tax return preparation for the underserved who need assistance in preparing their tax returns. Learn more

Youth Civic Leadership Institutes

Youth Civic Leadership Institutes engage both university and high school students in activities that develop their leadership skills through workshops and service activities. Learn more