Time and time again, when you ask students what made the difference and helped them overcome a range of different issues, they will say it was their teacher.
The person who refused to give up on them, who never allowed them to surrender to the limitations of their life experiences.
Being part of Teach First means being part of a movement of individuals who understand the power of education and believe in every young person's right to have the best.
Teachers and schools can make or break pupils and therefore by joining Teach First, through the scale of its network and reach, you have the potential to truly make a generation.
"Once you've hit a certain point you've got an obligation to look behind you and say, who else can I bring with me?
One person could be the catalyst that sets a pupil on a different path"
Are you that person? Will you take up the challenge?
Applications for 2013 are open now - apply today
Over the last decade we have worked in partnership to change thousands of young people's lives.
We have been part of a change in schools across the country, but we have not yet achieved long-term systemic change
Teach First cannot solve the problem of educational disadvantage alone.
We work with individuals, schools, universities and businesses to achieve our aims. You too can play your role in helping us achieve our vision.