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When we teach, we reach.

In our increasingly interconnected world, tomorrow’s leaders must be collaborative thinkers, global citizens who embrace diversity. They will be expected to bridge cultures and continents and believe that leaders come from all walks of life.

But students in Charlottesville and Albemarle County perceive a different truth entirely.

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At AATF, we provide fellows with 3 tools to help them succeed as teachers.

While many programs provide financial aid to college students, we go further. In addition to helping pay for tuition, books, and licensure fees, we work one-on-one with each Fellow while she or he is studying to earn a teaching license. We connect Fellows to each other, to students, and to administrators in our community. We make sure that Fellows are prepared to be exceptional teachers from the first day they enter the classroom, and we continue to support them in their journey.

Our program not only provides a bridge from the academic world to the professional world, but we are also elevating the status of the teaching profession. Becoming a teacher is a demanding process, one that requires prospective teachers to meet the highest academic and professional expectations. Our Fellowship provides support and guidance along the way.

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