The Mississippi institute is held at Delta State University, a regal campus nestled in a quiet little town where the hosting of the “Teach for America kids” is a big event. There are lighted signs above businesses welcoming the corps and a local coffee shop that makes an annual Cleveland scavenger hunt just for TFA. In response to Zak’s bumper stickers, a man at a red light shouted from his car “I love everything you stand for… Columbia and Teach for America! Welcome to Cleveland!” This spirit propels the Delta corps members deep into this rural region. Some travel as far as 2 hours each morning to teach summer school. After institute they will go on to teach in Alabama, Appalachia, Memphis, the Mississippi Delta, Nashville and South Louisiana. These teachers are excited to take UClass to their placements to help students in rural communities reach the rest of the world.
Over 100 corps members have signed up for UClass so far! We will present in Mississippi for two days before making our way to Tulsa, Oklahoma for our next TFA institute visit!