On May 17, the MacTEACH students of MacArthur High School were presented with a $10,000 check from the San Antonio Spurs Coyote and Silver Dancers. They along with Silver & Black Give Back representatives showed up at the school to let the students know that they had been selected as the 2016-2017 Team Up Challenge MVP’s and winners of $10,000.
Earlier in the school year, MacArthur was named a Challenge finalist and received $14,000 to continue and expand their MacTEACH program.
MacTEACH is a peer tutoring program that aims to enrich lives globally through community projects and humanitarian outreach programs. Among many other activities, students involved in the MacTEACH program spend countless hours each week before and after school tutoring students in writing, reading and motor skills. The program has expanded to include two elementary schools in the MacArthur cluster: Oak Grove and Regency Place, and has grown to include tutoring programs for Advanced Placement classes, another for Burmese refugees, a strings program in partnership with the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio, and a tutoring program for students at Garner Middle School, among others. This program goes far beyond just tutoring. The MacTEACH students also host special events for ALE students, and just this year have raised money for military families in need.
Luckily, the Team Up Challenge encourages students to apply what they are learning in the classroom to the real world, bringing education alive in powerful ways. This is just another way MacTEACH can continue its rippling effect.
Posted on 05/17/2017