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TSTT students participate in 8 years of teacher training and workshops beginning in 9th grade through college.

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  • Less than 15% of U.S. teachers are African American or Hispanic.
  • More than 35% of U.S. students are members of a minority.
  • Over 1/2 of 3 year olds, our future students are children of color.
  • Only 2% of 3.5 million U.S. teachers are male teachers of color.
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Program Progress

TSTT has received national recognition for its successful career partnership model and was cited by former US Secretary of Education, Richard W. Riley as “an innovative program that embodies many of the goals and objectives for educational excellence and should serve as a model for other regions in the nation.”


TSTT serves more than 300 high school students and over 300 college students who come from nearly 50 high schools in Connecticut, New York, Virginia, and most recently Massachusetts.


TSTT students are ethnically and socio-economically diverse:

47% of the students are African-American

32% are Hispanic or Latino

13% are White (non Hispanic)

3% are Asian/Pacific Islander

23% are male

75% are the first generation in their families to attend college


TSTT students are required to:

  • Achieve a B+ average by their senior year of high school,
  • Tutor a minimum of 2 hours each week and intern 20 hours each summer,
  • Attend TSTT teacher mentoring, tutor training, college visits, career counseling, and free SAT prep.


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S&I 100 Index

The Social Impact Exchange has selected TSTT as a Member of the S&I 100, the National Index of High-Impact NonProfits!

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Program Progress

We serve over 800 students in 40 high school districts and 21 partnering colleges & universities. Operating in four states: New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Virginia, there are 150 TSTT college graduates who have completed the eight year curriculum and are currently teaching in 9 states.