UVA Today published an article last week on our initiative to provide promising high school students in rural Mississippi communities access to the advanced STEM courses they need to achieve their full potential, but which their schools otherwise may not be able to offer.
In the article, Jalil recounts his path to Charlottesville:
“I think that without the Global Teaching Project, I wouldn’t be here,” Jimenez continued. “Because that’s what really inspired me to apply my focus to applying to UVA.”
The first-year student is already looking ahead to next year.
“I want to TA for the Global Teaching Project next year,” he said during a glistening October afternoon outside Newcomb Hall. “I want to apply and give back. I think that’d be really cool.”