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November 19, 2020

On Thursday, November 19th, 2020, 914INC. virtually held the 10th Annual 2020 Women in Business Awards in conjunction with the Magazine’s Q4 issue.

March 5, 2020

Sharing the commitment to expand a pipeline of students of color to pursue teaching professions, White Plains-based Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) , one the nation’s leading teacher diversity mentoring programs, and Dominican College in Orangeburg, which has an outstanding Teacher Education Program, yesterday announced a partnership to achieve that goal.

March 2, 2020

Any parent can tell you that there are no instruction manuals when it comes to children. Each child is born with a unique set of personalities, skills, strengths and challenges. The average parent will raise 2-3 children. The average teacher in New York state has 26.2 students in a classroom. The most effective teachers are able to inspire and engage a diverse array of needs and abilities, often simultaneously. It takes years of training to do this effectively, but students enrolled in the Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) will have a leg up when it comes to being successful in the classroom – before they even take their first college course.

February 4, 2020

Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) is a program that invests time and money in guiding high school students from disadvantaged communities toward a potential career as an educator. The TSTT program includes mentoring and training for neophytes, as well as scholarships covering up to 50 percent of the tuition to study at a participating university.

June 7, 2019

The Mid-Hudson Valley Region’s Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) Program honored fourteen graduating seniors, program mentors, and participating school districts at its 3rd Annual Recognition Ceremony.

May 30, 2019

The Annual Recognition Brunch honored the greater Hudson Valley Region and the legacy of Lois Bronz. On Thursday, May 24, 2018, over 180 distinguished guests including local, county, state and federal officials, prominent educators, supporters and current and future teachers joined in the Celebration of White Plains based Today's Students Tomorrow's Teachers ™(TSTT) Annual Recognition Brunch. The event took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown, 455 South Broadway, NY 10591.

June 6, 2018

The Mid-Hudson Valley Region’s Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) Program honored 14 graduating seniors, program mentors, and participating school districts at its 3rd annual recognition ceremony last week, including Monticello High School students Robert Bonnaci, Michelle Bryant, Zanaya Cooper and Steven Stanford.


More than 20 years ago, the lack of diversity in the teaching work force prompted me to start Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT). Our mission is to recruit culturally diverse and economically challenged students in both high school and college and train them to become effective teachers and committed leaders who strengthen schools and communities. Today, nearly 5,000 teachers are volunteering their time to mentor and train over 800 of our students — half of whom are on full scholarships — in four states: New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Virginia.

May 18, 2017

Bettye Perkins, Ed.D., founder, president and chief executive officer of Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT), will receive an honorary degree in pedagogy and address Manhattan College’s graduates at Spring Commencement on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Q3 2015


Bettye Perkins, Ed.D., founder, president and chief executive officer of Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT), will receive an honorary degree in pedagogy and address Manhattan College’s graduates at Spring Commencement on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

June 4, 2015

The Westchester County Press

Westchester-Based TSTT Celebrates 10th Anniversary of its Program in Rochester by Sandra Blackwell

May 29, 2015

News12 Westchester

News12 Westchester covers TSTT's 20th Anniversary Breakfast and Education Forum, as TSTT celebrates 20 years of providing a pipleine for Westchester's students to become teachers and leaders in their communities. The milestone event was hosted by News12 Westchester Meteorologist Brysen Van Eck (commentary from Mr. Van Eck in 2nd part of video).

May 28, 2015

Brookline High Graduating Tomorrow's Teachers
by Jenna Fisher

May 19, 2015

New Worcester Public Schools Young Alumni Group Hopes to Give Back to the City
by Lindsay Corcaran

May 14, 2015

White Plains-Based Organization Announces Expansion, Award Recipients
by Cassandra Huerta

May 14, 2015

The Westchester County Press

Today's Students Tomorrow's Teachers Announces New Male Initiative
by Sandra Blackwell

May 12, 2015

Today's Students Tomorrow's Teachers Gives Pioneer Award to Ossining Schools
by Cara Matthews

May 12, 2015

Worcester Public Schools Young Alumni Network Set to Launch
by GoLocalWorcester News Team

April 16, 2015

Nonprofit trains students to stay in school, become teachers
by Danielle Brody

April 14, 2015

White Plains Educator Addresses Teacher Diversity Gap
by Alesha Hanson

April 11, 2015

Where are the Teachers of Color?
by Motoko Rich

April 9, 2015

TSTT Celebrates 20 Years--Expands Male Teacher of Color Initiative in Westchester
by Sandra Blackwell

February 1, 2015

Entergy "Jersey Nights" Powers Up Students, Teachers and Westchester Knicks
by Jon Craig

October 6, 2013

TSTT at NBC News Education Nation Summit

TSTT Alumni Teachers appeared on MSNBC Education Nation Teacher Town Hall Part 2. Brian Williams from NBC News hosted the Summit at the New York Public Library. TSTT alumni Jeffrey Cole, Letitia Payne, Emerly Martinez, Jason Roberts, Merica Neufville, Christina Torres, Marisol Wager, Maribel Carchi, Ashley Bass, and Keisha Domond joined the national conversation on how important it is to have mentors and role models on "What It Takes for Student and Teacher Success " October 6, 2013. Click the video to view Jeffrey Cole's comments.

TSTT student Temieka Brown, a junior at Manhattanville College and New Rochelle High School graduate made a suggestion as to how we can alleviate hunger in schools at Education Nation Student Town Hall with Melissa Harris Perry on MSNBC.

February 23, 2013

North High Students Explore Careers in Teaching
By John Monfredo

February 10, 2013

Hartsdale's Bettye H. Perkins Teaches Lessons for Life
By Latoya West

February 6, 2013

Keyed into Tomorrow
By Janice Harve

May 4, 2012

News 12

At TSTT's Breakfast of Champions, keynote speaker, Allan Houston highlights the value of teaching profession to 300 future and veteran educators and community leaders at TSTT’s Breakfast of Champions.

March 29, 2012

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Philanthropist, Patricia Lanza of the Lanza Family Foundation and Dr. Bettye H. Perkins, Founder and CEO of Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) joined hands to cut the ceremonial ribbon and officially open the Lanza TSTT Institute for 50 students in the Worcester Public School District. North High School’s Principal Matthew Morse and selected students in the 8 year career development program named the Lanza TSTT Institute at North High School were greeted by Superintendent Dr. Melinda Boone, School Committee Member Dianna Biancheria, and community leaders including Rev. Will Bard, Founder and President of the New England Dream Center. The Lanza Family Foundation has been very supportive of TSTT’s career development program in Yonkers, NY and pledged a major contribution of $600,000 over the next four years to help students in Worcester, MA realize their dreams of going to college and returning as effective teachers in their community.

February 16, 2012

Rochester's Your News Now

TSTT’s male students attending the Leadership Academy for Young Men in Rochester City on February 16, 2012, received a major investment by JPMorgan Chase’s Mr. E. Malcolm Wolcott, President and Debra Gentile, Vice President of Upstate New York and Dennis McDermott of JP Morgan Chase Foundation in New York City. A check for $170,000 was presented to Dr. Bettye H. Perkins, Founder and CEO of Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT). The bank has been a major contributor to the TSTT program which has successfully replicated this initiative at the Eagle Academy for Young Men in the Bronx, New York City as well as in upstate New York. This JPMorgan Chase Foundation has helped to make the TSTT Male Teacher of Color Initiative possible for students across New York City.

June 2011

TSTT Working Quietly and Effectively
By New York State Union of Teachers (NYSUT)

May 12, 2011

Move to the Front of the Class
By Dorothy Callaci

May 4, 2011

News 12 Interviews

Jeffrey Cole, Special Education Teacher and Department Chair for Seven Bridges Middle School in Chappaqua, NY received the  TSTT Golden Apple Award in recognition of his 10 years of outstanding service as an educator and alumnus of the TSTT program.  Dr. Bettye H. Perkins, TSTT Founder and CEO shares ingredients for success of the TSTT Program in Yonkers, NY.

February 17, 2011

The Critical Shortage of Black Male Teachers: To close the gap, we have to start them young
Op/Ed by Dr. Bettye Perkins, Founder and CEO TSTT

September 22, 2010

News 12

News 12 reports on Joseph Frey, New York State Deputy Commissioner of Education and Dr. Bettye H. Perkins, Founder and CEO of TSTT and their roundtable discussion with school district representatives in Greenburgh, NY and profiles the full circle journey of Merica Neufville, Woodlands Middle School Math Teacher and Teacher Mentor for the TSTT students, who is herself a former TSTT student.

June 11, 2010

The Journal News - LoHudBlogs.com

Golden Apple Award goes to Ossining’s Martinez
By Noreen O'Donnell

November 18, 2009

Helping Dreams Come True

June 29, 2006

Steering Minority Teens Into Teaching
By Ian Shapira, Washington Post Staff Writer

Winter 2003

Thrive Winter Newsletter

January 9, 2003

Today's Students, Tomorrow's Teachers Receives $25K Grant from JP Morgan Chase Foundations

September 15, 2001

Group Grooms College Students to Become Teachers
By Meryl Harris

Summer/Spring 2001

CIBA Foundation Donates $25,000

August 18, 2000

NBC's Phillips speaks to students
By Alison Bert

February 20, 2000

Helping Minority Students to be Teachers
By Darice Bailer

May 14, 1998

Education Secretary Praises Foundation
By Lanning Taliaferro, Staff Writer