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Thank you for visiting the Teach My People (TMP) "Together Blog".  Our organization has been in operation for 22 years helping students reach their full, God-given potential.  These posts give insights, musings and answers to the work we do and highlight the wonderful students and families we have the opportunity to serve.
 

 

Aaliyah Thomas - TMP Alumni Highlight

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Please let me introduce you to Aaliyah. Aaliyah graduated from Waccamaw High School and the Teach My People program in 2018. She has been attending Pfeiffer University for the last three years and is now at the start of her senior year. ...

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Call Things By Their Right Name - Lessons from a Pandemic (Part 1)

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Generally speaking, people resist change. It is uncomfortable, confusing and unsettling. Leaders are different. We love change! Especially when we are in charge of it. We see change as a vehicle of bringing our future visions into a very real and present reality....

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School Surge - Tips For Parents

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It’s the time of the year when students are getting ready to head back to school. Parents are buying uniforms, new clothes, school supplies. College students are getting ready to head to school with refrigerators, microwaves, bedding and the best electronics money can buy. But wait, we’re in the middle of a pandemic. ...

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In Memory of Roger

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Two years ago this we lost one of our TMP family members, Roger Wigfall, to a swimming accident on the Waccamaw River. Roger graduated from Waccamaw High in 2016. He was a kid who constantly made you laugh (and most of the times at the wrong time). BUT WHEN HE PRAYED you thought you entered the throne room of heaven....

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Extended Family

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What I see in that picture is a church teaching their students to love on a community for the long term. A church doing its best to live out the great commission even outside their own community. A church that understands the value in relationships....

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Listening

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I feel incredibly conflicted. I feel the need to clarify my words. To make sure you all understand how much I support police officers while supporting people of color. But, I remind myself that I can hold two feelings at once. I support one thing, while grieving and grappling with another....

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The Healing Power of the Fringe

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Just a fringe of Jesus’ clothing carried power to heal. I wonder if we might be called to be Christ’s “fringe” in this world. Brushing through all the places we do life...

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A New Perspective on Expectations

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Growing up my dad would often tell me that he had a surprise for me, whether it be a trip or a gift. Years later he shared that he would wait until the “day of” to reveal the gift or trip because he was worried if he told us early, and for some reason what he planned didn't work out,...

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The HONEST (and Ugly) Side of Success

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The HONEST and ugly side of success is that for every success story there are mass amounts of stories about failure, times of tears, heart ache, and uncounted days that leave staff and families bewildered by negative decisions some students make. ...

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A Leveled Playing Field by DeQuan Funny

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What Teach My People did was to take the obvious disadvantage of the children of the surrounding area and made it a level playing field for anyone and everyone who was interested. The best part is that they made us work for it. We had to prove we wanted to be successful....

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