The Unum Academy aims to foster the personal and professional development of college students in the South who have an interest in addressing policies, practices, and structures that create inequity. Academy members develop a fundamental understanding of core concepts related to equity work, meet other young people with similar passions, and learn about ways that they can advance equity in any sector, industry, or field of study.
The program is designed around a traditional academic calendar, with the fall and spring semesters dedicated to virtual sessions for learning, skill-building, and networking. During the summer, Academy members complete a paid internship with an organization in their local community that works to address issues related to inequity and disparity. Unum Academy is open to college students of all levels of experience who are attending academic institutions in one of the thirteen southern states.