On some Sunday mornings interns will visit different churches together as a staff. Church will be mandatory for all summer staff.
Sunday afternoons and evenings are designated as a time to gather curricular materials and make any lesson preparations needed for the week.
Weekly staff meetings will serve as a launch into a new week of service by fostering reflection on learnings from the previous week and scripture through small group bible study.
MTR character maturity training sessions with MTR Executive Director.
Some evenings are designated for Staff Book Club.
The book for this summer is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.
Assigned chapters are to be read before Book Club.
Throughout the summer interns meet with current MTR residents at an event called The Gathering.
Nationally known speakers exhort teachers and potential in social justice work.
In previous summers we have heard from D.A. Horton, Jonathan “Pastah J” Brooks, Pastor John O, and Leroy Barber.
Exposure Visits will be opportunities for interns to spend time with MTR Graduates and Residents. This provides unique insight into the Memphis educational landscape and the MTR community.
During the summer we will host a MTR Camp community dinner for a program called “Memphis Voices.” A panel of individuals in different areas of community development throughout the neighborhood will speak about their service to the community.
A couple of Saturdays interns will explore Memphis together as a staff.
These events will be tours and fun experiences to further introduce interns to Memphis.
Interns will again have free time Saturday afternoon and evening.
Staff Application Open: October 1st
Staff Application Close: January 15th
Hire Notifications: Mid-March
Staff Employment Dates: June 9 – July 22, 2018