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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Teach For America: Last Deadline February 10th

As many of you already know, I'm going through the process to be a Teach For America Corp's member. As an anthropology student, I believe my outlook is inherently global. I look at other cultures and ask why and why not. Yet sometimes, the issues of the why not are closer to home than many of you think. Teach for America is looking to break the mold by placing the most inspirational people in one of the best professions in the world.

Education is an asset in this country. Furthermore, it should be made available to everyone regardless of their skin color, financial background, their zip code, and gender. Teach For America places the best mentors right where they need to be in the school system. Teaching children that are willing to learn, but need just a little push in the right direction, and a lot of guidance.

If you're still unsure about why you should apply to Teach For America, let me give a few reasons why you should.
  • Poverty limits access to a good education and Teach for America is trying to change that.
  • "Although 16 million American children face the extra challenges of poverty, an increasing body of evidence shows they can achieve at the highest levels."
  • You can use all of the skills you've obtained to promote excellence.
  • You can change a child's life.
  • You can make a difference in our educational system in this country.
  • It's an empowering experience.
  • The children need YOU!

My Story

A week after I was contacted by email to be a corp's member for Teach For America, I received a nomination to join the The National Honor Society of Leadership and Success. I am already a member of the Tau Sigma National Honor Society. I considered this to be an enormous coincidence, and a sign. As an anthropology student concerned with global awareness and the cultural signs within certain communities, I realized that my path and my future as a leader had been determined.

It's my hope to influence a child's life, who may have never known what excellence feels like. I want the children and kids that I teach to understand that their brilliance should never be overshadowed by where they grew up, or if their parents attended school before them. I want to use my personal experiences, education, and knowledge of anthropology, to guide them in the world of academics. I want my students to recognize the benefits of coming to class, because those with rich minds filled with ideas and imagination will have the greatest weapon on earth, knowledge!

When To Apply. NOW!!!

The FINAL deadline is due by Friday at midnight. This is your FINAL chance to apply and make a difference in the lives of kids who need you the most. I encourage you to apply to the program by this FRIDAY! Full salary and benefits. All majors welcome to apply.

Apply Now!


Chris Stonecipher said...

Lauren, It has been too long since we connected. I am so excited for all the opportunities that has come your way. Your worked hard for them. I just now found out that you are a member. I will be checking your blogs again frequently as I am ready to start blogging again.

Emm said...

Wow, Lauren. Well done! You are such an inspiration! You inspire me to go back to school one day but at the moment, money is holding me back.

Lauren Axelrod said...


I am so behind in my correspondence. Blogging has essentially taken a backseat to my education, but needless to say, I expected this to happen. Yet, Ancient Digger provides me a platform to express my feelings about my field, and I need to be more forthright and open about it.

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