Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education. Millions of students growing up in poverty lack the quality education that will allow them to succeed—just 8 percent graduate from college by age 24, compared with 80 percent of their more affluent peers. The result? More people are stuck in the cycle of poverty—and our nation is not living up to its ideals. Teach For America works to eliminate this injustice by finding, training, and supporting individuals who are committed to equality and placing them in high-need classrooms across the country. Through this experience, they become lifelong leaders for a better world.