Summer at GO Project

This summer, I interned at the GO Project in Brooklyn. There, I was an assistant teacher to underprivileged and underperforming kindergartners. Additionally, I participated in daily social justice conversations with my fellow interns at the program. I saw first hand the importance of early intervention in the education of children who are underperforming. Educational equity is something that is not talked about nearly enough. Too many children of color are disadvantaged by white-favored systems in our public school system. Students of color statistically are much less likely to succeed in school, particularly in early education. This summer, I was proud to say that I did as much as I could to try and close that gap. I worked individually with students, reading with them or solving math problems with them. I especially learned how hard it is to be a teacher, and how much teachers matter to a productive schooling system. Too many teachers are not paid enough for their efforts, and again, this was something I learned about first hand this summer. This summer taught me a lot about myself and my community, and how important early educational equity is for every child to succeed in his or her life.

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