Unequal access to opportunity existed long before the pandemic, but these past few years have been especially hard for our most vulnerable kids. The pandemic has disproportionately affected low-income communities and communities of color. We see this moment as an opportunity to start building the education system we’ve been fighting for over the last 30 years: one that allows every child to learn, lead, thrive, and co-create a future filled with possibility.

As an Ignite Fellow, you will lead small group virtual learning experiences with students with the support of veteran educators. This is a part-time, paid opportunity to build meaningful relationships with youth, accelerate student success and gain skills that propel forward your own leadership. Fellows work approximately 5 hours per week during regular K-12 school hours and receive a $1200 (pre-tax) award at the conclusion of their fellowship term.

  • Fall Fellowship Dates: September 26 - December 16, 2022
    • Application Deadline: Sunday, August 28 at 11:59 pm
  • Spring Fellowship Dates: January 30 - April 28, 2023
    • Application opens in September of 2022


This application will take approximately 1 hour to complete. You will:

  • Provide basic contact information
  • Share previous experience working with kids
  • Answer 4 short answer questions
  • Record a video response to a scenario
  • <optional> Share demographic information


The application for the fall fellowship is open!

Click "Register" to start your application today!


Questions? Contact us at ignite@teachforamerica.org. 

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