Teach for Christ is not just a program—it is a community. We are young adults serving Christ in Catholic schools, living together, working together, praying and playing together, supporting each other spiritually, personally, and professionally.
Where do green bean casserole, rotisserie chicken, spinach-artichoke dip, and lightly glazed rolls make the perfect meal? Well, here at Teach for Christ, that would be Friendsgiving. Using the choice food descriptor of Educator Colby Cantillon, let’s recount this “tas-TY” occasion (phonetic spelling compliments of his accent).
As the school year progresses for our Teach for Christ Educators, we are beginning to see one of the program’s goals come to fruition. One-on-one tutoring and small group instruction provide a time for our Educators to connect with students on a deeper level. These profound encounters have a lasting impact on educator and student alike, as both enter into a learning experience, built upon a relationship of trust and understanding.
Teach for Christ, a volunteer ministry that launched this year, offers the services of trained young adults to tutor students, assist teachers, coach and serve in support roles for a school year. The missionaries — known as “educators” — will serve this year at Ascension School and St. John Paul II Catholic Preparatory School in Minneapolis, St. Mark’s Catholic School in St. Paul and Chesterton Academy in Edina, where the program is based.