City Year

City Year AmeriCorps members spend a year working full-time in schools, gaining classroom experience and the opportunity of a lifetime. During this gap year, high school build skills inside and outside the classroom that prepare them for greater opportunities in college and later, as teachers. At the end of the year, AmeriCorps members receive more than $6,000 for college or other professional learning and also have access to additional scholarships.

Many of the students you'll be helping reach their potential live in systemically under-resourced communities where external factors can make it hard for students to come to school ready to learn every day. These obstacles may include food and housing insecurity, trauma or health or safety issues.

City Year AmeriCorps members receive robust training to develop their skills in the classroom and beyond. These learning experiences can follow many different formats, including instructor-led sessions, e-learning, practical exercises, on the job experience and continual coaching and feedback throughout your service year.

Teach for America

We recruit outstanding and diverse leaders early in their careers and ask them to make a commitment that begins with two years of teaching in a public school, partnering with children and families most impacted by educational inequity.

We seek people who have the values and experiences necessary to expand opportunity and access for children. Among the leadership traits we look for is a deep belief in the potential of every child, a strong record of achievement, and perseverance in the face of challenges.

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Whether you want to teach kindergarten or elementary school, run a childcare center, or care for children in your home, FSCJ can give you the education you need to help nurture and inspire young minds.

Using a mix of hands-on classroom instruction, flexible online learning and real-world internship experiences, you can work toward educating children from pre-kindergarten to third grade.

FSCJ’s degree and certificate programs are designed to make sure you’re fully prepared and have the credentials necessary to get to work fast. Upon program completion, many graduates are also ready to earn Florida Department of Education professional certification.

The Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars provide community support to the 1,000 by 2025 initiative, along with recognition opportunities for male teachers of color and support for learning and networking events.