Leadership Clubs at Dunbar

Students benefit from joining clubs in high school. Clubs and organizations allow for new friendships and better grades.

Leadership clubs allow students to learn valuable skills that could support future success. Leadership skills show prospective colleges that a student is passionate, involved and has interpersonal skills.

Youth in Government 

Youth in Government is a club sponsored by Ms. Maggie Bertling. It prepares students for the state conference Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA). In the club freshman and Sophomore act as the House of Representatives and the juniors and seniors act as the Senate, preparing bills to propose to policymakers in Kentucky.

Student Council

Student Council is a club sponsored by Ms. Debera Reaguer. The club runs many of the events at Dunbar, including Homecoming, Sadie Hawkins Dance, and Dance Blue. Ms. Reaguer says being in Student Council allows students to get their feet wet in school activities and leadership roles and allows students to meet people and give back to the Dunbar community. Although the deadline for student council is closed, students can still join by talking with Ms. Reaguer. The first student council meeting is on September 5th.

Senior Executive Board

Senior Executive Board is a club exclusively for seniors and is sponsored by Mrs. Sarah Lubbe. Being a part of the executive board allows seniors to experience leadership positions while also planning events like a tailgate, senior dinner dance, and the senior trip to New York City.

Beta Club

Beta Club is a national organization that is sponsored by Ms. Sidney Durham. To join the Beta Club, students must have a good high school GPA and a teacher recommendation. sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply now, and the first meeting will be in September. Freshman may apply in the second semester once they have a high school GPA. If a student has joined the Paul Laurence Dunbar Beta Club, then the student does not need to re-apply. Beta Club sponsors the blood drive that comes twice a year. Benefits of joining include leadership growth, community service and cords at graduation.

Leaders in the Making

Leaders in the Making was founded in 1999 by Mr. Steven Duerson, who is now the school’s social worker. The goal of the club is to expose students to colleges, trade schools, community service, mentorship, and giving back. Students grades 9-12, work on ACT Prep, listen to speakers from the community, and learn about money management, careers, entrepreneurship, and other real-world skills. Being a part of this club allows students to create a connection to the school that allows leadership skills to be transferred into the classroom. Also, students interested get to take a 5-day tour of a college. Leaders in the Making meet on Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:30. If you have any questions contact the sponsors, Ms. Hazel Compton, Ms. Earlene Jackson, Mr. Anthony Hartsfield, or Ms. Cynthia Jones.

Pearl Girls

Pearl Girls is a club that is partnered with Midway University striving to expose girls to college. In the club, students learn and engage in community service, team building, and gives girls the opportunity to have leadership positions in the school. As a club, students take a trip to Midway six times a year and provides students with information about college financial aid and scholarships. Pearl Girls is open to any girl in grades 6-12. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Kimberly Snodgrass or Ms. Shakira Goldsmith-Mason.