In America, education is supposed to be the great equalizer and the primary vehicle for upward mobility. But, the reality today is that all too often, where children are born determines their educational prospects. In fact, the 13 million children growing up in poverty face tremendous challenges and often don’t have the extra support in school to reach their true potential. This reality disproportionately impacts African-American, Latino, Hispanic, and Native American children, who are three times as likely to live in a low-income area.* You have the power to change this.
Teach For America seeks individuals of all backgrounds, majors, and career interests who possess the leadership skills and experience that will enable them to change the prospects of students growing up today and ultimately to exert broader societal influence in our nation that will make it a place of opportunity for all.
Come join us at an information session to learn more about this opportunity to affect lasting social change after graduation.
Date: Monday, October 26th
Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: MU Room 206
*Source: National Center for Children in Poverty, 2007
One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.
Next Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 28, 2009