The Starting Gate 21 st Century Community Center, provided by the Race for Education, is a before and after school literacy program for middle school students. Our primary focus is literacy through reading, writing, current events, life skills and college and career readiness. Our goal is to improve academic achievement through one on one mentoring/tutoring and group literacy activities. For the fall semester, our program will take place at Crawford Middle School.
Internships, Practicums, and Work Study Hours!
If you are not in need of a scholarship, but you are looking for the opportunity to receive real world experience in the classroom, then we can work with your school administration to provide the hours and resources necessary for internships, practicums, or work studies! Though we are happy to provide these opportunities when possible, the availability of these opportunities is dependent on the policies at your school.
Earn a scholarship of up to $2,000 a year!
In exchange for your valuable service in the classroom, first year Starting Gate interns can earn up to $500 a semester in scholarship funds for working two hours, two days a week in the afternoon, or for working one hour, four days a week in the morning. Each additional year you intern with the Starting Gate afterschool program your scholarship increases by $500!
Intern with us for four years and you can earn up to $14,000 in scholarship money!
Join Our Team Today!
Our sunrise club runs from 7:30am-8:30am, Tuesday through Friday.
Our after school program runs from 4:00pm-6:00pm, Monday through Thursday.
Apply online at www.raceforeducation.org!
4 hours per Week = $500/semester
Returning Sophomore Interns
4 hours per Week = $1000/semester
Returning Junior Interns
4 hours per Week= $1500/semester
Returning Senior Interns
4 hours per Week= $2000/semester
- Literacy / Reading
- Math / Science Instruction
- Teaching / Instruction
- Reading / Writing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- We require a one semester commitment.
- You must be able to pass a background check and register as a long term volunteer with FCPS.