participate in chants, hype sessions (think dance party), and whole camp community-building activities
serve as reading teachers, creating a classroom environment that promotes a love of learning through literacy instruction, small group work, and independent discovery.
develop and lead a weekly creative exploration module based on personal interests and talents (music, art, dance, poetry, etc.).
MTR Camp Literacy Fellows have a unique opportunity to learn, live, and teach in a very intimate community. College students from around the country are invited to Memphis to develop a love for learning in themselves and the children we serve. Therefore, it is important that potential fellows are:
Teachable: Educators make mistakes and we acknowledge that this fellowship is a learning process. Therefore, fellows should be willing to receive feedback and improve with the guidance of their site leadership.
Persistent: Culturally competent instruction, self-reflection, and collaboration are key to success in the classroom. Therefore, fellows should be willing to engage in difficult conversations and tasks that require overcoming failure in order to ensure student success and personal growth.
Professional: Camp is fun but we must be simultaneously excellent in all that we do. Therefore, camp fellows must be diligent in meeting deadlines, providing their best work, and fully participating in every aspect of the camp experience.
MTR will provide training and support for all fellows in quality instruction, classroom leadership, professional development, and cultural competency.
All Summer Staff will live in our housing facilities. We believe that living and working together offers a unique opportunity for staff unity and a team mindset. In addition, we think there is a lot of value in living and working near the neighborhood where your students go to school. Summer Staff will be living in local college dormitories that are furnished. The housing facilities are completely furnished.
Summer Staff are responsible for bringing their own bedding, cookware, and towels. Guys and girls will have separate dorms. Staff should be respectful of shared space A precautionary security service is included. Staff should maintain a clean living environment; rotating cleaning duties and ensuring the facilities are maintained well. Internet access is available.
No, MTR Camp does not provide transportation to and from the worksites or other activities during the summer. Bringing a car is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory as carpooling with other summer fellows is an option. Fellows are responsible for securing their own transportation to and from Memphis at the beginning and the end of the camp term.
MTR Camp provides housing and meals for staff during their 4-week service at MTR Camp. MTR Camp staff will be paid $1,250 for the summer. An additional $250 meal stipend will be provided for groceries to cover breakfast and lunch throughout the summer. Dinner will be provided 4 nights of the week. Payment will be disbursed throughout the summer.
The first step to learning more and ensuring you receive application reminders is filling out the interest form to get more information and get follow-up emails about MTR Camp and the Residency. Another way to learn more is to sign up to visit MTR.
Applications for the summer of 2023 are closed.
Requirements for acceptance into the MTR Camp Literacy Fellowship include:
The application process includes two parts:
Will you already be a college graduate by this coming June? Or do you have more interest in secondary math/science than elementary? Please look into our other programs: