What is the Fourth R?
Reading, writing and arithmetic are necessary and important skills, but we believe that educating students about rights will not only motivate them to be change agents, but can also improve their academic achievements. The Fourth R: Human Rights Education (TFR) is an Atlanta-based organization that uses education as a tool to inform, inspire, and empower the community at large and students in particular to become active citizens in the development of their local and global communities. We educate about human rights and for human rights; providing students with the opportunity not only to learn and think critically about current affairs, but also to become equipped with the skills to respond to and react to issues affecting them in their local and global communities.
Why we need you?
University students are integral to The Fourth R. We benefit from the passion, knowledge, commitment, and voluntarism of university students to work directly in the schools to implement The Fourth R curriculum and educate students on human rights and service learning.
The volunteer facilitator’s role:
– Teach one 1-hour fifth grade class with co-facilitator each week for 10 weeks
– Attend mandatory training and closing sessions at beginning and end of semester
– Submit weekly feedback surveys online
– Attend once weekly phone calls with other facilitators and The Fourth R team
-Contribute a blog post once a month
How to apply?
Please submit your application online at https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pNcpvCagbleVYrS7UwJ6nZQ.
Along with that, please also submit your resume (named in the following format: Firstname_Lastname_Fall 2012 Resume) to firstname.lastname@example.org with your subject line as “Fourth R Fall 2012 Volunteer Facilitator Application”.
Applications are due Tuesday, July 31st, at midnight