Adolescents Transitioning to Leadership and Success (ATLAS)

ATLAS offers a range of Duke-affiliated services developed to foster resilience and independence in adolescents and young adults with special healthcare needs. Each program aims to help youth thrive as they transition from childhood to adulthood. In addition, ATLAS strives to provide support for parents around this transition. If you have any questions about ATLAS programming, please e-mail or call 919-385-0842.

Leadership Program

A mentoring program in which middle school students and high school students with chronic health conditions and college student mentors also with chronic conditions meet monthly to share their experiences growing up with chronic illness and pursue leadership development and life success.

Meetings now Online! 

Meetings are on Thursday nights from 6-7:30pm. Contact for more information

Meeting Dates 2020-2021
  • Oct 1 (teen) / Oct 15 (parent) 
  • Nov 5 (teen) / Nov 19 (parent)
  • Dec 3 (teen) / Dec 17 (parent)
  • Jan 7 (teen) / Jan 21 (parent)
  • Feb 4 (teen) / Feb 18 (parent)
  • Mar 4 (teen) / Mar 18 (parent)
  • Apr 1 (teen) / Apr 15 (parent)
  • May 6 (teen) / May 20 (parent)


A 3-day overnight summer leadership program (part camp and part conference) for young adults ages 18-25 years with chronic health conditions. Held on Duke University's campus, Campference fosters strong peer relationships and equips participants with skills and resources needed to thrive as they pursue educational and vocational goals.


A monthly health and wellness program for young adults ages 18-30 with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families.


ATLAS programming is generously funded by the Pratt Family Foundation, the Duke Hospital Auxiliary, and private donations.

If you would like to support ATLAS programming, including Prom, ATLAS Leadership, ATLASfit, Campference, and more, please click the blue button below. If you have any difficulties with donation website, please contact Morgan Pope at 919-385-3121 or by email.

If you would prefer to send a donation by mail, please address a check to Duke University and list ATLAS (Dr. Maslow) in the memo line. Please mail check to the following address:

             Duke Health Development
             Attn: ATLAS / Morgan Pope
             710 W. Main Street, Suite 200
             Durham, NC 27701



Call (919) 385-0842 or email for more information.

The PrattCARES program is also funded by the Pratt Family Foundation. Learn more here.