DSI Reflecting on Summer 2022’s Community Design for Leaders Course

by Liz Roffey

“Beacon is a carpooling mentorship program for new teachers in rural parts of the U.S., giving them the support they need to make it through the tough first few years on the job.”

Teaching is hard. Half of new teachers will leave the profession by the end of their 3rd year according to a recent post from NPR. Fortunately, quality mentorship programs can make a huge difference for a new teacher, providing them with the support they need to get through even the worst days. Beacon fits mentorship into teachers’ daily commutes by facilitating carpooling pairs within schools. It is an open-source, free toolkit that anyone can download and use.

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