Hi all! My name's Elizabeth and I'm a 2015 Golden Apple Scholar, and first-year teacher. I am fundraising on behalf of the program that has fostered this great passion in me to become a teacher and give back to my community. Throughout my four-years of undergrad, Golden Apple supported me with financial assistance as well as professional development to aid me in my jouney to become a teacher. That is why this October I will be running in support of this amazing organization. We need more well prepared and passionate teachers in our schools, and Golden Apple is helping us achieve that.
There are over 3,400 schools-of-need in the state of Illinois. Currently, Golden Apple Scholars impact the lives of nearly 60,000 students in Illinois and we are on a mission to grow to reach even more! Scholars are prepared to be highly effective, dedicated teachers for at-risk students. The result is teachers who support and inspire students to thrive, regardless of adversity.
Any amount, big or small is very appreciated! Thank you in advance!