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Are you a driven and energetic leader seeking to drive large scale change across our nation? We invite you to apply to Rise, an all-expenses-paid student leadership conference.

Apply to Rise 2020

Teach For America’s Rise Student Leadership Conference is a selective national conference for college sophomores and juniors of all majors.

Rise will take place from April 30 - May 3 2020. The location will be announced early 2020.

As a Rise participant, you’ll deep dive into multiple aspects of being an effective leader: you will reflect on your current leadership, explore your leadership potential in the fight against educational inequity, and begin building the foundational skills for long-term leadership development. You’ll learn about educational inequity and how you can work to address systemic inequities both inside and outside the classroom, while meeting other college changemakers and networking with TFA corps members, alumni, and staff.

    Why Choose Rise?

    • Influence: Develop an understanding of your own authentic leadership and ability to drive change
    • Leadership: Discover ways to leverage and expand your impact
    • Network: Build partnerships and friendships with other campus leaders
    • Experience: Learn skills applicable to every college major and career field
    • Engage: Explore how TFA empowers classroom educators to lead, provides continued skill development, and creates opportunities for long-term impact
    • Travel: TFA covers program-related expenses, including travel, meals, and lodging
    “Rise was powerful and thought provoking, and it forced me to challenge myself into thinking about how I can affect the next generation with my actions now.”

    Thomasena Thomas

    2020 TFA Corps Member, 2018 Rise Participant, College of Charleston Student

    Application Process

    The application for Rise 2020 is now open. Apply at this link, and contact earlyengagement@teachforamerica.org with any questions.

    Teach for America's Rise Student Leadership Conference