These three young ladies won a national competition, sponsored by Facebook Education, for their community action projects! Teen sex health in DC and Convicted felons and the right to vote were their topics! They were invited to the State of Young People Summit in San Francisco (all expense paid)! Awesome work, ladies!
Welcome to the Dunbar Law and Public Policy!
Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School has a history of academic innovation and educational rigor that has groomed its students to be college graduates and career professionals who make meaningful change in our community. This can be seen in the litany of Dunbar graduates who have made an imprint on DC including the programs namesake, Eleanor Holmes-Norton. The Dunbar Law and Public Policy Academy continues this legacy by promoting community engagement, advocacy, problem solving, and communication skills through extensive coursework with the goal of producing self-aware, collaborative, ethical citizens who achieve success in law, criminal justice, law enforcement, public service and public policy related careers or college degree programs.
The Dunbar Academy for Law and Public Policy is open to any Dunbar Senior High School student interested in studying law or public policy. In partnership with local law schools, businesses, law firms, public and private organizations, government agencies, and other entities, academy students receive a comprehensive program of specialized courses in law and policy and a variety of real world experiences ranging from mock trial preparation and presentation, internships, job shadowing, and college tours. Upon graduation, our scholars will be fully prepared for skilled entry-level jobs and/or entrance into post-secondary institutions.
Check out our past recruitment video. We will be creating a new one for the 2019-2020 school year. Stay tuned.
Below you will see our 2018-2019 School Year Experiences! We accomplished a lot during this school year.