The teaching profession is the only one that creates all other professions, and this clearly defines its level of importance. We believe that one of the best ways to help students succeed academically is by making sure their teachers are equipped with a robust support system that would enable them to provide quality education to their students.
Global Deeds Foundation focuses on assisting schools, teachers and corporations in the process of empowering low-income youth through modern education and employment. As a way of responding to the high demand for teaching assistantships within public high schools, and given the increasing number of students per classroom, Global Deeds Foundation is conducting an initiative to help alleviate such situation.
Mission: the Global Deeds Education Fellows Program has been designed to enable outstanding college and graduate students to bring their knowledge of certain academic disciplines to the classroom, and assist high school teachers and students from under-performing high schools located within low-income communities.
This professional development opportunity for qualifying college juniors and seniors, and for graduate students, is an excellent “bridge”, particularly for those interested in a career in education. The following are the required materials for acceptance:
Although at the moment this fellowship is a volunteer position, some of the perks include the possibility of obtaining school credit through their college/university, a free lunch pass, transportation assistance (card), a Global Deeds blue jacket, letters of recommendation, and eligibility to apply for scholarships upon completing the one-year program. The experience of helping teachers and students in need and the possibility of establishing life-long relationships with them is indeed the most rewarding aspect of the fellowship.
Upon acceptance to the program, all Global Deeds Fellows go through a one-day training session and are matched with a teacher to assist a class. Class meetings are usually three times per week during the mornings or early afternoons. In addition to taking on individual tasks subject to their unique background and expertise, all Fellows collaborate with one another as a team and meet together once per month to gain insight from their experiences and formulate ways to improve the program. Fellows are supervised by the teachers they assist and are expected to obtain a C.O.R.I (Criminal Offender Record Information) report, and attend school security trainings once or twice per year. The following are the common tasks to be performed by all Fellows:
Fellows will sign a document explaining all the rules and regulations of the school and our program. Attendance is fundamental for our fellowship program and all Fellows must be on time, in uniform and ready to assist teachers and students during their respective fellowship duty days.
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