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What is WE Teachers?

WE Teachers is a new, no-cost program for any teacher across America, providing free resources and training to support them in addressing critical social issues with their students. It will ensure that teachers have access to the tools they need to succeed in the classroom, such as innovative experiential learning techniques, and help students become active, engaged citizens.

We want to recognize and honor teachers who are More Than a Teacher: they’re leaders, guides, cheerleaders and mentors, bringing out their students’ potential and playing pivotal roles in their lives. As part of this free program, teachers become part of a powerful network working toward excellence in education and enriching the lives of their students. Because when we support our teachers, we empower their students.

This coming September, you can access free educational resources and interactive modules, training sessions and an online teacher community. Sign up below and be the first to know when it’s available.

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Walgreens knows that at the heart of every community are our unsung heroes—teachers. That’s why they’ve partnered with WE to develop a program that provides free tools and resources to teachers nationwide to help them address the changing needs of their classrooms, like funding and addressing critical social issues.

About the WE Teachers Award

According to one study, 94% of teachers spend more than $500 of their own money on school supplies per year. That’s why Walgreens and WE have developed the WE Teachers Award! To acknowledge the extraordinary teachers in our lives, there will be $250,000 awarded to teachers this academic year.

If you know a deserving teacher, nominate them for a WE Teachers Award and give them a chance to receive a $500 Walgreens gift card to buy the supplies they need to empower their students. Or if you're a teacher yourself, apply below!

The WE Teachers Award will only be awarded to an Educator who is a legal United States and Puerto Rico resident and at least 18 years of age at time of the nomination, who a) enters the Contest himself/herself or is nominated, and b) accepts the Prize if so selected. Click here for more details.

Sign up to join WE Teachers!

Sign up to receive exclusive news, updates and information about the WE Teachers program. This program will provide educators with free educational resources, teacher training and access to a nationwide, online teacher community.


Discover how WE Teachers is making an impact in your community. Select your region to read stories of impact:

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WE Teacher Stories from the Pacific Northwest

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Tiffany Teacher Image
WE Teacher Martina Voet: Building a culture of kindness

Teacher, Redmond, Washington Building students’ leadership skills by addressing poverty and inequalities in the community

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Ted Teacher Image
WE Teacher Ted Meyer: Challenging small-town students to think big

Teacher, Driggs, Idaho Inspiring his students to make the world a better place by addressing important social and mental health issues

WE Teacher Shawne
WE Teacher Shawne
WE Teacher Shawne Johnson: Promoting diversity through art

Art Teacher, Port Angeles, WA Using art to address issues of diversity and inclusion with her students and community

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WE Teacher Stories from the Mid-West

WE Teacher Kimiko
WE Teacher Kimiko
WE Teacher Kimiko Cowley-Pettis: Finding purpose through tragedy

Teacher, Chicago, Illinois Receives Walgreens WE Teachers Award for inspiring a new generation of change-makers to help the city’s homeless

WE Teacher Dr McCoy
WE Teacher Dr McCoy
WE Teacher Dr. Art McCoy: Building bridges to inspire healing

Superintendent, Jennings, MO Bringing people together to change communities and help prevent youth violence

WE Teacher Miriam
WE Teacher Miriam
WE Teacher Miriam Alejandro: Inspiring pride and confidence

Teacher, St. Louis, Missouri Helping low-income students to become their best selves while they give back to their community and help the homeless

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Southeast region image

WE Teacher Stories from the Southeast

WE Teacher Deborah
WE Teacher Deborah
WE Teacher Deborah Robbins: Leading every child to succeed

Educator, Colombia, Maryland WE Teachers award winner, tackling bullying and teaching life-changing skills to special education students

WE Teacher Susan
WE Teacher Susan
WE Teacher Susan Snyder: From corner office to coin drive

Teacher, Louisville, Kentucky Making a difference by helping students break down complex issues and take action

WE Teacher Ashley
WE Teacher Ashley
WE Teacher Ashley Davenport: Helping students find a unique path to service

Educator, Louisville, Kentucky Fostering the potential of every student to give back, know more and do better

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Southwest Region Image

WE Teacher Stories from the Southwest

WE Teacher Dr J
WE Teacher Dr J
WE Teacher Dr. J: Inner-city L.A. educator spreads impact and inspiration

Compton & Inglewood, L.A Connecting teachers to inspire others and empowering students to make a change in their communities

WE Teacher Patty
WE Teacher Patty
WE Teacher Patty Wyman: Leading the cheer for unlimited potential

Teacher, Napa, California Countering negativity and helplessness by empowering student leaders

WE Teacher Tiffany
WE Teacher Tiffany
WE Teacher Tiffany Ragland: Passing on a lesson of caring

School Counselor, Frisco, Texas Supporting students’ social emotional development through connection

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Northeast region image

WE Teacher Stories from the Northeast

WE Teacher Nadine
WE Teacher Nadine
WE Teacher Nadine Lewis-Knight: Supporting anti-bullying campaign

Teacher, Brooklyn, New York Helping her students bring an end to cyberbullying and inspire a school culture of respect

WE Teacher Briana
WE Teacher Briana
WE Teacher Briana Helm: Ignites a passion to read, write and rock

Counselor, Elizabeth, NJ Supporting her students in fighting for better opportunities for themselves and their community

WE Teacher Leonela
WE Teacher Leonela
WE Teacher Leonela Garcia: Providing career opportunities in health care

Teacher, New York City Diversity and inclusion champion

Our Educational Partner

Mental Health America
Mental Health America

Mental health affects every aspect of our lives and plays a huge part in our well-being. That’s why WE and Mental Health America (MHA) have partnered to develop the WE Teachers Educational Modules. Mental Health America—founded in 1909—is the nation’s leading community based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.