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TFA Miami-Dade Hosts End of Year MeetUp for Current Corps Members

On Saturday, April 13th, TFA Miami-Dade hosted our End of Year MeetUp for all first and second-year teachers. We celebrated student impact, reflected on challenges, and looked forward at the year ahead. The inspiring day of programming was led by TFA Miami-Dade corps members, alumni, and staff. Read the story and watch the recap video below to hear our community reflect on the progress being made towards 'One Day' for all students in Miami-Dade!

Student Dance Team at End of Year MeetUp

April 23, 2019

The end of the school year is an exciting time for educators! Time flies throughout the year, and before we know it, our last semester is drawing to a close. Though it's bittersweet, this grand finale moment is our once a year opportunity to take a step back, reflect on the journey thus far, and celebrate the impact we've been able to have on our students. We pause to be grateful for the life-changing, and often unforeseen, impressions our students leave on us too! At the end of the year, we are able to bear witness to our collective 'One Day' movement and see the promise of educational equity for all students in full-effect.

On Saturday, April 13th Teach For America Miami-Dade hosted our End of Year MeetUp, bringing together 160 first and second-year teachers, TFA alumni, and staff. The day of programming led entirely by TFA educators consisted of TED-style talks, interactive panels, and small group discussions. There was an undeniable magic in the air as we shared stories and reflections of how 'One Day' for all students is manifesting itself every day throughout classrooms and schools in Miami-Dade. A common theme that emerged was how each of us plays a unique role in unlocking our personal passion and commitment in order to take 'One Day' for all students to the next level.

Watch the video below to get a glimpse into some of the most inspiring moments of the End of Year MeetUp:

TFA Miami-Dade Celebrates End of Year MeetUp

“"I really enjoyed hearing from second-year corps members and seeing the impact they have made, such as the student dance team performance and the honest testimonials. I was definitely feeling like 'One Day' is impossible, but after hearing from corps members who kept it REAL about their own fears and triumphs, I feel rejuvenated and re-inspired. This is really what I needed to become remotivated and reground myself in what I came down to Miami to do despite all other pressures that exist in this system. The conversations we had were very raw and I resonated with a lot of other corps members which created a real sense of community that I don’t feel or get to experience too often."”

First-Year Corps Member

Miami-Dade Corps Member 2018