Teachers of Tomorrow (TOT) may be an organization primarily focused on recruiting and promoting future educators among Mason undergraduates, but this spring, saw TOT members working hard on another aspect of their mission – service – in the form of their Annual Book Drive. According to rising senior and TOT President, Bre’Ana Bryant, “The TOT Book Drive was our biggest event this semester. The Teachers of Tomorrow have a strong belief in promoting literacy. “
TOT Members kicked off the drive in the beginning of March, placing decorated collection boxes at locations all over campus, asking for donations of new and gently used books for readers of all ages and abilities. By the end of the drive on March 31, TOT had received over 500 books! The fun really began as TOT members hauled boxes and sorted stacks of books, readying them for distribution to appreciative schools, churches, shelters, and community centers throughout Northern Virginia and the greater Washington D.C. area.
In addition to hosting fellowship activities and professional development workshops, which the organization organizes regularly throughout the academic year, members hope to increase their service opportunities. “I want us to work toward making an even greater presence within our community and even increase membership along the way,” says Bryant.
Their efforts have not gone unnoticed. TOT was nominated for a Distinguished Quill Award for Student Organization of the Year in April. TOT is open to all Mason undergraduates, regardless of major, who are passionate about education or wishing to learn more about teaching. Learn more HERE.