Darius Rucker

Lead Facilitator

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Darius is the oldest of five from a single parent household in which he was a first-generation college student. Darius graduated from the University of Florida with this degree in Sociology in 2012

Upon graduating, he taught for two years in St. Louis public schools through Teach For America. He also has obtained his Master’s degree in Secondary Education from UMSL. After his second year of teaching, he realized that he wanted to have a bigger impact on the broader community, upon which he chose to begin his pathway to become an executive director of a non-profit. He currently works to support local youth and young adults at Williams and Associates, Inc. He specifically works with those who are affected by health disparities around sexual health.

Through his work as both an academic teacher and sexual health educator, he has realized the impact of trauma on the mind, body, and soul as well as how it blocks opportunities for us. If we place people at the center of our work, we can recognize trauma sooner and start to support our communities to overcome systemically oppressive systems.