As we strive to live up to our ideals, demonstrating leadership through service is paramount to our cause. In 2003 the Grand Chapter approved the establishment of the Fraternity's national philanthropy, Teach For America.
Teach For America is a national teaching corps of recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools. Their mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting some of our nation's most promising future leaders in the effort. Among those future leaders are the Brothers of Phi Sigma Pi. Seeking to provide greater educational opportunities for students in our nation's lowest 63 income communities, these men and women are committed to the future of our nation's children.
Phi Sigma Pi is making an impact in ending educational inequities through supporting Teach For America. From raising enough money in 2006 to sponsor two teachers and distributing 175 stuffed backpacks to under-resourced schools in the Gulf region to establishing an annual Alternative Break Project where Brothers take it upon themselves to transform one school at a time, Phi Sigma Pi is rising to the challenge.