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Teacher Pathway

Are you interested in becoming an educator? Brooklyn Center Community Schools hosts a Grow Your Own (GYO) program, which are partnerships between educator preparation programs, school districts or charter schools, and community organizations that recruit and prepare non-certified school staff, interested community members, and high school students to enter the teaching profession and teach in our community.

This program is possible through the Minnesota Department of Education's Grow Your Own Grant. Any person who is interested in this program and has additional questions should contact Demonte Baker at for more information.

This program is designed for secondary-students to explore and engage in activities that cultivate the skills and experiences needed to thrive within the teaching profession. Students must be a secondary student (grades 9-12), have a good attitude and great work ethic, and is interested in a career within education!


What are the benefits of participating in the Grow Your Own Program as a BCS student?

  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Service Learning
  • College Preparation
  • Mentorship

Program Scholarship Opportunity

Are you interested in applying for a scholarship for this program? We would love to know more about you.!To be considered for the GYO scholarship, please complete this form fully. All BCHS students are welcomed to apply. Best of luck!



  • Be a current Senior at  Brooklyn Center High School.
  • Have a minimum gpa of 2.0. 

  • Be pursuing a degree within education. 




If you have questions about the program scholarship application process, please contact Demonte Baker at

Upcoming Program Events

  • Informational Session on Thursday, December 7 at 9:50am in BCS Commons (Grades 9-12). Click here for more information.
  • Informational Session on Thursday, December 7 during advisory (Grades 6-8 via zoom).