I am currently enrolled in a MAT program in Arkansas, but it will be another entire year before I am allowed to teach under this program. There is another program through the state of Mississippi which I can complete over the summer, that will allow me to teach in the fall but because it will not lead to a degree it is not elligble for standard student loans. I still intend to finish the MAT, but I really want to start teaching in the fall. I feel like I have something to offer these students, especially in the Mississippi delta region, that would benefit them, and I really feel like the sooner I start teaching the sooner I can help young people reach their potential. All I need to do is raise the funds to attend three classes offered over the summer at Ole Miss. I have already taken all of the tests needed for the program, but the classes are something I can not afford to pay for without student loans. I am hoping to raise enough money to pay the fees plus the travel expenses to go stay in Hattieburg for the month of classes.