Call Me MISTER Program
The Call Me MISTER (acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) program's mission is to increase the pool of available male teachers from a broader more diverse background particularly among the state's lowest performing elementary schools. Student participants are largely selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.
As graduates, students are expected to have an impact by returning to critical need schools and communities to pursue their professional careers. It is expected a MISTER who completes the program and becomes certified to teach will assume a teaching position in a public school and teach one year for each year they received financial support from the Call Me MISTER program. The current MISTERS gain relevant leadership and mentorship training through well-designed academic and social activities.