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 class. It will ensure that teachers have access to the tools they need to succeed in the classroom and help students become active, engaged citizens. As part of this free program, teachers become part of a powerful network working toward excellence in education and enriching students’ lives. Because when we support our teachers, we empower their students.
Access our free, online platform designed to provide teachers with resources to support their students and classrooms. From ready-made lesson plans to training sessions to a foundational module for creating caring classrooms, you can get incredible, no-cost tools to build your capacity in empowering your students.
Designed to be personalized, adaptable and highly accessible through virtual-learning opportunities, WE Teachers makes it easy for teachers to empower themselves and their students to lead change. The program’s unique offerings include an online teacher resource platform, curriculum and so much more. Plus, with exclusive teacher awards, it focuses on driving long-term sustainable impact by celebrating teachers and their incredible work in the classroom, the lives of their students and the world. Find out more about WE Teachers and download an overview of the program here.
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.
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.
Teacher, Redmond, Washington Building students’ leadership skills by addressing poverty and inequalities in the community
Teacher, Driggs, Idaho Inspiring his students to make the world a better place by addressing important social and mental health issues
Teacher, Chicago, Illinois Receives Walgreens WE Teachers Award for inspiring a new generation of change-makers to help the city’s homeless
Superintendent, Jennings, MO Bringing people together to change communities and help prevent youth violence
Teacher, St. Louis, Missouri Helping low-income students to become their best selves while they give back to their community and help the homeless
Educator, Colombia, Maryland WE Teachers award winner, tackling bullying and teaching life-changing skills to special education students
Teacher, Louisville, Kentucky Making a difference by helping students break down complex issues and take action
Compton & Inglewood, L.A Connecting teachers to inspire others and empowering students to make a change in their communities
Teacher, Napa, California Countering negativity and helplessness by empowering student leaders
Teacher, Brooklyn, New York Helping her students bring an end to cyberbullying and inspire a school culture of respect
Counselor, Elizabeth, NJ Supporting her students in fighting for better opportunities for themselves and their community
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.