Generation Teach is committed to ending racial injustice and inequity in education. We co-create loving communities where generations of students, teachers, and leaders learn, grow, and develop.
WHO YOU ARE
- You are an undergraduate who shares our core values.
- You value contributing to a diverse community.
- You want to invest your summer in the success of others.
- You are eager to receive coaching to become the teacher your students deserve.
On average, our summer teaching fellows are:
- 75% people of color
- 60% Black and/or Latinx
- 75% local – they grew up or attend college in our communities
- 40% First Gen
WHAT YOU WILL DO
- Complete pre-summer preparation and a week of in-person training to get ready to teach on day 1.
- Teach elementary- (Boston or Cumberland, RI) or middle-school students (Boston, Denver, Holyoke, Providence, Worcester) engineering, law, math, or reading for 5 weeks. Design and lead an elective and special event.
- Receive daily feedback and collaborate with your colleagues.
WHAT WE DO
- Summer teaching fellowships for undergraduates
- Leadership residencies for professional teachers
- GT STEAM Academies for rising 3rd-8th-grade students
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE
- You will receive $3,600 ($2,257.14 cash scholarship and $1,342.86 AmeriCorps Education Award). The Education Award can be used for tuition, loans, books, housing, or other approved educational expenses.
- You will receive individual career counseling during your senior year of college and personal introductions to partners if you are interested in teaching professionally.
- Your college may provide work study funding or course credit for your fellowship. If accepted, please discuss this option with your city director.
- You will develop relationships with students, colleagues, and leaders that will stay with you for years to come.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who are my students?
You will teach rising third-, fourth-, fifth-, sixth-, seventh-, or eighth-grade students from our district and charter partner schools. Our students enroll voluntarily and have a wide range of academic preparation.
Who will my colleagues be?
You will learn and teach alongside 30 other undergraduate from across the city and country, all selected through a competitive application process and committed to educational equity.
How big are my classes?
You will co-teach two academic classes of 12-16 students and two elective classes of 12-16 students.
What are the hours?
The hours are 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Three pre-scheduled evening events extend until 8:30 p.m.; these events are Family Night, Teach Local Night, and Wrap-Up Night.
Do I need to pursue an education major or minor to apply?
No! Our summer teaching fellows come from a range of majors; this may be the first time you’re considering teaching.
Am I eligible to apply?
You are eligible if you will be 17 by April 15, are a US citizen, permanent resident, or undocumented or DACA student; our summer teaching fellowship is not a job, and it does not require employment eligibility verification. Proof of vaccination or approved medical or religious exemption required.
Do I need to submit official transcripts?
No, please submit unofficial transcripts unless you have official transcripts readily available. We do not want you to spend money securing transcripts for your application. If you do not have easy access to unofficial transcripts, please feel free to submit screenshots of your grades from your college portal.
Where is the program located?
Our programs are hosted by our district and/or charter partners, including Blackstone Valley Prep, Bridge Boston Charter School, Denver Public Schools, Holyoke Public Schools, Providence Public Schools, and Worcester Public Schools.
My college offers summer internship funding. Can GT sign my paperwork to confirm I have completed the program and met the requirements?
Yes! We are happy to help you with your paperwork. GT will not duplicate external funding, but we are happy to support you in securing a larger scholarship from another source.
Can I submit separate applications to each city?
Please submit only one application. You will be asked to indicate your preferred location and whether you would like to be considered for other cities.
I don’t live in the cities GT serves, but I really want to teach. Do you provide housing?
We do not provide housing. If you decide to teach in-person, we encourage you to connect with local fellows to identify summer housing options.
What happens after I submit my application?
We will review your application and invite promising candidates to a virtual interview. You will have your decision within four weeks of the application deadline. You will have three days to decide whether to enroll.
Who is the point of contact in case I have any questions?
You can reach out to Bee Nance, our Senior Director of Finance and Talent with questions. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.