The Phillips Academy Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) addresses the lack of diversity in the nation’s teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study. This intensive four-week summer program, which is followed by year-long mentoring, prepares aspiring educators from diverse communities for graduate school and teaching careers. Since 1990, the IRT has built a national consortium of colleges and universities that are eager to enroll IRT students to diversify their graduate student bodies and to expand the pipeline of educators to teach, counsel, and administrate in American schools, colleges, and universities.
“The IRT attracts students who hope to meld their love of learning with a desire for social change. They are committed to giving back and making a difference.”
Kelly Wise | IRT Founder and Former Executive Director