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“If you want to make a difference in the life of our nation, if you want to make a difference in the life of a child, become a teacher. Your country needs you.”
President Barack Obama
State of the Union Address. January 25, 2011

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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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Press Releases


September 18, 2017

Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers and Seton Hall University Announce Partnership to Develop Pipeline Of Students of Color to Pursue Teaching Professions

Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT), one the nation’s leading teacher diversity mentoring programs and Seton Hall University, ranked as one of the top Catholic universities, today announced a partnership to help expand a pipeline of students of color to pursue teaching professions.

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June 15, 2015

Dr. Bettye H. Perkins, Founder and CEO Of Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers,™ To Receive Community Service Award From Westchester County Democratic Committee

Founder, President and CEO of Today’s Students Tomorrow Teachers™(TSTT), will be honored by the Westchester County Democratic Committee (WCDC) when she receives the prestigious Community Service Award at the Annual Dinner Gala, June 18. More than 400 distinguished guests will be on hand at the V.I.P. Country Club, New Rochelle, NY, to congratulate Dr. Perkins.

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April 10, 2015

Dr. Bettye Perkins, Founder President and CEO of Today's Students Tomorrow's Teacher, Addresses Critical Diversity Gap in America's Classrooms at 2015 Teaching and Learning Conference

Declaring a Good Education as a "Civil Right," Dr. Bettye Perkins Perkins, Founder, President and CEO of TOday's Students Tomorrow's TEachers (TSTT), told a panel of prominent educators that "acreoss America so many students of color in underserved communities are not being inspired to consider the noble profession of teaching, resulting in a critical shortage of teachers of color."

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May 30, 2015

Today's Students Tomorrow's Teachers (TSTT) Celebrates 10th Anniversary of its Mentoring Program in Rochester Region

Today's Students Tomoorow's Teachers recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its pioneering teacher mentoring program in the Rochester region that has been successfully addressing the serious teacher diversity shortage. The Rochester region was the first that TSTT established in the 2004-2005 school year.

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May 7, 2015

Today's Students Tomorrow's Teachers (TSTT) Announces New Male Teacher of Color Initiative at its 20th Anniversary Recognition Breakfast and Diversity in Education Forum

Goal to Mentor and Prepare Black and Hispanic Boys to Become Teachers Fits with Mission of President Obama's Just Announced My Brother's Keeper Alliance

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April 2014

Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers™ To Kickoff 20th Anniversary “Living the Vision” Celebration at Annual Recognition Breakfast, May 2


(April 2014) Distinguished guests including local, county, state and federal officials, prominent educators, supporters and current and future teachers will join in kicking off the 20th Anniversary “Living the Vision” Celebration of Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers ™(TSTT) at the organization’s Annual Recognition Breakfast. The event, which precedes Teacher Appreciation Week May 5th- 9th-, will be held 8:30 AM-10:30 AM, Friday, May 2 at the Westchester Marriott Hotel, Tarrytown.

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 December 3, 2013

Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers Announces $100,000 “Share to Give” Campaign


(December 3, 2013) Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) announced   its selection by The Giving Library for its innovative $100,000 “Share to Give” Campaign. The Giving Library is an online video archive developed by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to connect prospective donors to worthy charitable organizations.                                                                                                                                                                        

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November 13, 2013

Massachusetts Secretary of Education and Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers address State’s Need for Diversity in Education

(November 13, 2013 Boston, MA) Dr. Bettye H. Perkins, President and CEO of Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers was a panelist at the Annual Building Bridges Conference held by the Massachusetts Partnership for Diversity in Education (MPDE) and discussed “Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Educational Communities” with local, state, and national educational leaders at Regis College.  The keynote speaker, Dr. Matthew H. Malone, Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts focused on the future of education in Massachusetts and addressed the vital relationship between a teacher and a student.

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October 6, 2013  

TODAY’S sTUDENTS, TOMORROW’S TEACHERS’ voices are heard at Nbc news education nation teacher and Student town halls

 

(New York City, October 6, 2013) …. “The many demands on educators today are greater than ever,” was a common refrain voiced by teachers during the MSNBC News Education Nation Teacher Town Hall on Sunday October 6, 2013. Teachers must meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population in terms of ethnicity, ability, languages and life circumstances. While 45% of today’s public school students are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, only 13% of US teachers are from diverse backgrounds.

Press Release - Event photos - Video of Teacher Town Hall - Video of Student Town Hall

 

 

May 4, 2013 - Post Event Press Release

Michael Mulgrew, President of New York City’s United Federation of Teachers, Salutes TODAY’S STUDENTS TOMORROW’S TEACHERS’ Honorees on their “JOURNEY TO THE TOP”

(West Harrison, NY)… Michael Mulgrew joined 300 current and future educators in a conversation about the critical issues facing education at Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers’ (“TSTT”) 18th Annual Recognition Breakfast. The program, entitled “JOURNEY TO THE TOP”, was hosted by News 12 Westchester Anchor Chelsea Edwards on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in West Harrison, New York.

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April 28, 2013 - Pre-event Press Release

Michael Mulgrew, President of New York City’s United Federation of Teachers, Salutes TODAY’S STUDENTS TOMORROW’S TEACHERS’ Honorees on their “JOURNEY TO THE TOP”

(West Harrison, NY)… Michael Mulgrew joined 300 current and future educators in a conversation about the critical issues facing education at Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers’ (“TSTT”) 18th Annual Recognition Breakfast. The program, entitled “JOURNEY TO THE TOP”, was hosted by News 12 Westchester Anchor Chelsea Edwards on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in West Harrison, New York.

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January 16, 2012

Westchester Library System Honors Dr. Bettye Perkins of Today's Students Tommorow's Teachers at Their 15th Annual African American Literary Celebration

On Friday, January 18th, the Westchester Library System (WLS) will honor Dr. Bettye H. Perkins, Founder and CEO of Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers. Dr. Perkins will be honored for her visionary approach to mentoring and training culturally diverse students who want to become the next generation of effective teachers in Westchester County. The event will take place at the WLS 15th Annual African American Literary Celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Abigail Kirsh, Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown.

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November 15, 2012

Philanthropy Group Selects Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers for its National Index of High-Impact Nonprofits

Today, the Social Impact Exchange launched the Social Impact 100 (S&I 100) (www.SI100.org), the first-ever, broad index of U.S. nonprofits with proof of results and a high potential to reach more people than ever. Modeled on aspects of the S&P 500, the S&I 100 aggregates top-performing, evidence-based nonprofits so that funders – individual donors and foundations – can have confidence that they are contributing to organizations that consistently deliver impact.

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October 19, 2012

74th Annual Conference of American Association of School Personnel Administrators

Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) announced that Founder and CEO, Bettye H. Perkins, Ed. D. has been selected by The American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) to speak on Effective Minority Teacher Recruitment on Thursday, November 1st at the 74th Annual Conference.

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September 23, 2012

3rd Annual NBC News Education Nation Summit 2012

Bettye H. Perkins, Ed. D. President and CEO, of Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) was honored to meet with national leaders including US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the third annual NBC NEWS Education Nation Summit on September 21-23, at the New York Public Library in New York City.

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September 12, 2012

b michael AMERICA Fashion Week Show

Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) President and CEO, Bettye H. Perkins, Ed. D. was honored by fashion icon b michael America before he dazzled over 300 guests with his elegant Spring 2013 Couture Collection on September 12th at the luxurious Jumeirah Essex House in New York City.

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August 3, 2012

Fairfield County Community Foundation

$30,0000 grant awarded to Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers from the Fairfield County Community Foundation to support TSTT Bridgeport students.

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June 26, 2012

Emerging Leaders Luncheon

TSTT Yonkers' High School Students Experience Fine Dining at Emerging Leaders Luncheon with Award-­‐winning Chef Peter X. Kelly of X2O Xaviar's on the Hudson.

Press Release - Event Pictures - Picture Montage


May 4, 2012

Breakfast of Champions

TSTT celebrated its 17th Annual "Breakfast of Champions" with keynote speaker Allan Houston, New York Knicks Assistant General Manager and master of ceremonies, and Brian Conybeare, News 12 Westchester anchor.

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March 29, 2012

Lanza TSTT Institute at North High School in Worcester, MA

Press Release - Video of Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


 

February 16, 2012

Male Teachers of Color Initiative

JP Morgan Chase and Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers Launch Male Teacher of Color Initiative in Rochester City at the Leadership Academy for Young Men.

Press Release - YNN Coverage of TSTT Male Teachers Initiative - Rochester Region

 

October 28, 2011

2011 Technology Conference

Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers Holds its 5th Annual Technology Conference Featuring Media Literacy, Video Game-Based Learning and Cutting Edge Educational Tools under the Theme: “The Future of Teaching is Now” 

Conference Press ReleaseConference Program - Conference Pictures

 

 

June 24, 2011

Westchester County Community Foundation

Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers Receives $35,000 Grant from Westchester Community Foundation for College Readiness and Mentoring Program.

 

 

April 25, 2011

Teachers Are Leaders

US Congresswoman Nita Lowey and US Department of Education Salute Honorees at Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers’ 16th Annual Recognition Breakfast

 

 

February 28, 2011

Fairfield County Community Foundation

Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers Receives $20,000 Grant from Fairfield County Community Foundation for Bridgeport Program

 

(November 13, 2013 Boston, MA) Dr. Bettye H. Perkins, President and CEO of Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers was a panelist at the Annual Building Bridges Conference held by the Massachusetts Partnership for Diversity in Education (MPDE) and discussed “Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Educational Communities” with local, state, and national educational leaders at Regis College.  The keynote speaker, Dr. Matthew H. Malone, Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts focused on the future of education in Massachusetts and addressed the vital relationship between a teacher and a student. Dr. Malone acknowledged the increasingly diverse student population and the lack of diversity in the state’s school communities, “Of the new teacher hires in 2012-13, 89% were White, not Hispanic, and only 10.3% were minority hires. Clearly, we need to do more.”

 

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.