CONWAY, Ark. (September 6, 2012) - Hendrix College freshman Jessica Amos'16 recently shared her experience as a student from an Arkansas Delta school staffed by Teach for America volunteers with the New York Times.
"As a former student of KIPP: Delta Public Schools, which recruits Teach for America teachers nationwide, I can say without a doubt that the program is beneficial to students," said Amos, a biology/pre-med major from Helena, Ark. "It's disheartening when a beloved teacher leaves after a few years, but it's a positive experience for students to be exposed to all demographics, and the departure of one leads to the arrival of another with just as much to offer."
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This spring, eight 2012 Hendrix graduates were selected for Teach for America.
Since 1990, nearly 33,000 leaders have joined Teach For America. They have reached more than 3 million students across 43 urban and rural communities, founded dozens of high-performing schools, boldly led school districts and charter management organizations, and helped pass groundbreaking education legislation. In the 2011-12 school year, more than 9,000 corps members will teach 600,000 students while nearly 24,000 alumni will continue to deepen their impact as educational leaders and advocates.
Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. Hendrix was named the country's #1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts college for the third consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 376 colleges and is listed in the 2012 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of 25 "Best Buy" private colleges included. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.