The Grow Your Own Collective was created as a way to provide national models for recruiting, preparing, placing, and retaining diverse culturally responsive, community grounded teachers of color. The Collective also supports programs because we know that community-based efforts committed to recruiting, preparing, and retaining teachers of color are successful. See GYO Hawaii information.

If you are interested in learning more about the GYOC and resources available to assist your community, or if you already have a GYO program in place and want additional resources, please join us at the NAAC pre-conference. You’ll learn about the ins and outs of developing a GYO program from scratch and hear from representatives sharing best practices from every phase of the GYO continuum, along with lessons learned and specific ways to move the work forward.

The full-day pre-conference will offer hands' on learning and activities geared to your specific program goals. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn from your peers and share best practices to enhance your alternative certification program!

Wednesday, April 14, 2020, 9:00AM-5:00PM

$125 includes materials, lunch and breaks. Register on the main conference registration page. 2020 Conference