The mission of the Call Me MISTER®(acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) Initiative is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader more diverse background particularly among the State's lowest performing elementary schools. Student participants are largely selected from among underserved, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.
Statement of Need
The Call Me MISTER® program is contributing to the talent pool of excellent teachers by identifying and supporting students through:
- Tuition assistance via Loan Forgiveness programs for admitted students pursuing approved programs of study in teacher education at participating colleges.
- An academic support system to help assure their success.
- A cohort system for social and cultural support.
- Assistance with job placement.
Call Me MISTER® was developed by some of our State’s visionary educational leaders who sincerely believe we can build a better tomorrow by getting you involved today.
Dabo’s All In Team Foundation will make an annual donation to Clemson’s Call Me MISTER program through funds from our annual Fantasy Camp, as well as through various fund raising events and donations. The funding goes toward a "co-curriculum”, a series of summer leadership and communication skill development workshops and seminars focused on preparing the Call Me MISTER students to transition to the classroom as real-life teachers.
For more information on Clemson’s Call Me MISTER program, visit www.callmemister.clemson.edu.