TFA Graduate Fellows Program

Cohort 2

Charlotte Arrowsmith

Master of Education in Counseling

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Fun Fact: In college Charlotte was president of her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta. She was also the 2013 Homecoming Queen.

Charlotte Arrowsmith was born in Manchester, England. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 17. Charlotte graduated in 2014 from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  After college she joined Teach For America, she taught at Greenwood High School as a social studies instructor. Currently, Charlotte is a Graduate Assistant for the Delta state counseling department, where she simultaneously is earning her masters in clinical mental health counseling.

Her social entrepreneurship project focuses on bettering access to mental health services for youth in the Mississippi Delta. Charlotte believes whether it is a quality education, or treatment services for mental illness,  that a person’s zip code should not prevent them from access. Charlotte would like to implement an out-patient program for teens suffering with mental health issues in the Mississippi Delta. Counselors in the public school system are overwhelmed with administrative responsibilities and therefore are unable to give students the nurturing care and attention they deserve. Uplifting the human spirit is a lofty statement for any organization to promote as their objective, especially given the challenging and complicated world we live in today. However, Charlotte believes it is possible to accomplish this goal by providing the right kind of accessibility to services that could potentially change and save lives. Ultimately, her project looks to specialize in helping those traditionally considered difficult to treat, including those who are indigent, have multiple disorders, or are involved with the criminal justice system.

Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self.
— Karen Salmansohn