WILL DARDEN: east STREETLEADER DIRECTOR
A Charlotte native, Will attended CMS schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied Communications and Entrepreneurship. During his time in college, Will was highly involved in campus ministry and served on the student leadership team for an organization called Cru.
Upon graduation, Will returned to Charlotte as a Teach For America Corps Member in 2015, where he taught Earth & Environmental Science at Harding University High School for two years. During his first year of teaching, he was given the New Teacher of the Year award by The Beacon Initiative. Will joined UrbanPromise in the summer of 2017 to serve as the StreetLeader Director for the Idlewild Site.
In his free time, Will enjoys reading in coffeeshops, cheering on the Tar Heels, watching NBA basketball, imitating Steph Curry’s jump shot and eating copious amounts of Chick-Fil-A.