The mission of the Call Me MISTER (Men Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) national initiative is to increase the pool of available teachers from broader, more diverse backgrounds, particularly among the state's lowest performing elementary schools.

Call Me MISTER prepares young men for successful careers as elementary, middle or high school teachers, and provides resources that will place them in a position to effectively impact the lives of children.

The program is open to all students who desire to pursue education. Due to the low number of males who choose teaching as a profession, especially African-American males, the program is critical for providing much-needed role models for young students.

Call Me Mister program participants listening to a lecture