Sunday, November 02, 2014
Posted by: Kelsey Turner
The Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV) is pleased to announce Teach for America (TFA) as a 2015 and 2016 conference sponsor. TFA will sponsor the annual National Black Greek Leadership Conference (NBGLC) student lunch in hopes of raising awareness of the programs they offer collegians, young and experienced professionals.
Ryan O'Rourke, Assistant Executive Director at AFLV, said “Last year’s conference attracted more than 2,750 attendees, many whom are looking for long-term community service/activism roles, I think Teach for America will bring tremendous value to our student attendees now...and for the foreseeable future.”
TFA is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education. TFA works to eliminate educational injustice by finding, training, and supporting diverse individuals who are committed to equality and placing them in high-need classrooms across the country. Millions of students growing up in poverty lack the quality education that will allow them to succeed—just 8 percent graduate from college by age 24, compared with 80 percent of their more affluent peers.While we value all forms of diversity, we place particular emphasis on recruiting individuals who share the racial or socio-economic backgrounds of the students we teach, 90% of whom are African American or Latino. Corps members who share their students’ backgrounds serve as powerful role models and have potential for a profound additional impact based on their personal experiences. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org.