For the last three years our local university, Delta State, has served as a summer training site for Teach for America. Many school districts in the Delta rely heavily on TFA to fill teaching spots. Each summer in June and July, our little town of 10k people grows by over 10% as over 1k TFA trainees and volunteers arrive.
The first year a few of the TFA’s found out about Po’ Monkey’s and started visiting. Last year that number increased, and this year it felt like a visit to Po’ Monkey’s had become a weekly requirement before one could complete TFA training.