Stories of Inspiration

Tell us your story about the teacher who helped change your life.

Stories of Inspiration

Tell us your story about the teacher who helped change your life.

About the Program

Everyone has someone – a teacher that changed the trajectory of your life. Who got you to believe in your abilities and in yourself. Who said, “You can do this!” and never let you forget it. Who left that indelible impact on your education.

For our President and CEO, Stuart Ellis, that teacher was Mr. Dewey (see Stuart’s story here). We’re betting you have that standout teacher too. And you know exactly who it is.

As we celebrate Charter School Capital’s 10th year supporting charter schools across the country, and in honor of Richard Dewey, we want to give recognition and thanks to the teachers that impact all our lives. So, we want to hear from you – tell us who that teacher is who changed your life and inspired you to be who you are today.

We will share these Stories of Inspiration and donate a total of $10,000 in school grants – $1,000 to 10 different charter schools. Our review panel will select the 10 most inspiring stories and the authors will select the charter school of their choice to receive the donation.

How to submit: Tell us your story in up to 1,000 words. Submit via the form here by October 31, 2017. Our review committee will select 10 most inspiring stories and we will announce these stories after November 17, 2017.

We will post and share all story submissions on this page, our blog and on our social media channels. We look forward to reading your Stories of Inspiration!

Story Submissions:

Submit Your Story

By submitting a story and any images, you agree to terms that allow Charter School Capital and its partners to feature your story across print and digital mediums as well as any promotion in the media and for any other purpose, in perpetuity.