Following the culmination of its 10-year anniversary campaign, Teach For America South Carolina (TFASC) published a reflection guide to highlight 50 impact spotlight honorees and several celebration events.
The 50 impact spotlights recognized leaders of TFASC’s movement over the past decade – teachers, alumni, educational partners, supporters, and catalysts – by profiling them and their outstanding work.
“Our movement has grown from placing 31 teachers in the Pee Dee region during our first year to recruiting and training 749 teachers who impacted more than 70,000 students across the state over the past 10 years,” said Troy D. Evans, executive director of TFASC. “Thank you to these leaders who made our impact possible to date and created momentum for our next decade of impact in South Carolina.”
The reflection guide also features the launch of the DiscussED forum, a bold conversation series to reimagine South Carolina’s education system, and several celebration and fundraising events, including a Dodgeball Tournament, Spelling Bee, and Livestream.
“In celebration of our ‘10 Years of Intentionality,’ the purpose of our anniversary campaign was to recognize our impact over the past decade, set ambitious goals to amplify our impact over the next decade, and garner support for the intentional work that lies ahead,” said Evans. “Additional support will be crucial to make our evolving goals and programs a reality and to scale our impact over the next decade.”
He concluded, “With your support, we will catalyze a movement to create a new kind of education for a new time. If you believe in our vision that every child deserves an excellent education, then join our movement. Be as intentional to make positive change as those who we are celebrating in this reflection guide.”
TFASC works in partnership with schools and school districts, policymakers, and supporters to realize the day when every child has the opportunity to attain an excellent education in South Carolina. Founded in 2011, TFASC recruits and develops outstanding teachers who make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to end educational inequity. Over the past decade, more than 900 TFASC teachers and alumni have impacted over 70,000 students with their energy and intentionality in the state’s most under-resourced schools and school districts. TFASC’s network is reimagining education to expand opportunity and access for all students. TFASC is one of more than 50 regions of Teach For America, which is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. For more information, visit tfasc.org, and follow TFASC on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.