Become a Community Teacher

Make a difference in the lives of our youth by teaching what you already know and love.

Becoming a Community Teacher means joining a dedicated group of local professionals who devote their time to leading a 10-week Career Enrichment Course on their career. By giving just 75-minutes per week, you can introduce our youth to your profession and help inspire a new generation of leaders. ​

The Proposal

community teacher meeting

We meet with you to help you work through your course and discuss ways to turn your expertise into a hands-on curriculum for middle and high-school youth. You do not have to have prior experience in education—only a heart for making a difference in the lives of our youth and sharing your career with the next generation!

The Pitch

community teachers pose for a photo with props relating to their courses

At the beginning of each semester, Community Teachers deliver a “pitch” for their 10-week Career Enrichment class and youth have an opportunity to vote on the two classes that they’re most interested in taking. This gives youth the ability to choose which careers they would like to learn more about!

The Course

community teacher teaches On the Road youth about floristry

With the guidance of our Leadership Team and Youth Leaders, we help you lead an engaging course every week for 10 weeks. We provide ongoing classroom support to help with logistics, creating activities, and classroom management, so we are with you every step of the way!

The Results

On the Road youth and team prepare food for a showcase

By sharing your passion with our youth, you are helping to directly close the learning gap by providing hands-on learning experiences and encouraging our young people to think about their futures. Our youth leave Career Enrichment Courses with a better understanding of their skills, interests, and future pathways, which helps set them on the road to fully realizing their promise. But we have to warn you: You might be changed, too! Our past Community Teachers have shared their teaching experience as life-changing, helping them learn about themselves while sharpening their professional skills.

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Contact Deanna Reed, Director of Community and School Partnerships, at: deanna@ontheroadcollaborative.com today. She’d love to speak with you about the Community Teacher experience!

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