PUBLIC ADVOCATE FELLOWSHIP

  • IN THE 10-WEEK FELLOWSHIP YOU LEARN
    • The history and current state of public education
    • Skills and tools to be a great advocate for your child
    • How to use your voice to demand a high quality education

WE GIVE PARENTS & GRANDPARENTS A VOICE
TO IMPROVE THEIR OWN COMMUNITES

Parents are often blamed for the problems their children are having in school. When parents don’t have the knowledge and information they need to stand up for their child and address these problems, they become powerless. These same schools who are blaming parents are sending children to high school reading on a third grade level. This is criminal. Without an education, our children are ending up in jail or in the morgue.

 

The Public Advocate Fellowship is a revolutionary program designed by and for parents to increase the number of parents who participate in the public conversation about education in our city. This program is for parents, grandparents and community members with a vested interest in improving education outcomes for students in Memphis. We offer classes in English and Spanish. The program is free.

Public Advocate Fellowship Parent’s Pledge

I am my child’s first teacher and I have high expectations for my child’s life and education.

As a parent I pledge to:

 

  • Advocate for my child’s education
  • Support my child’s education to the best of my ability
  • Model actions and attitudes to reflect my child’s education is a priority
  • Partner with my child’s teacher to stay informed and involved
  • Nurture my child’s ability to learn

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change we seek.”
– Barack Obama

Fellowship Application

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