Golden Apple is an organization working to develop and support teachers and school leaders to fill more than 1000 unfilled teaching positions in Illinois (as of September 2018). Through the Golden Apple Scholars Program, aspiring teachers learn to work with students in schools with unique challenges and contribute to the accomplishment of student learning and growth.
The number of qualified applicants to the Scholars program is much higher than Golden Apple's capacity to support them. All funds will go toward expanding the Scholars program to support more teachers and therefore more students.
I learned to love school because of talented and supportive teachers and professors. I can't wait to run so more students can have the opportunities that come with exceptional teachers as well.