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08/21/2013 09:20 pm ET Updated Aug 23, 2013

Teach For America Intern Brings Down House With Amazing Speech (VIDEO)

This intern at Teach For America Baltimore will have you believing in education as a force for change like never before.

In an impassioned speech, recent Baltimore, Md. high school graduate Elijah Miles identifies unpleasant realities when it comes to education, but his message is tempered with hope and a sincere belief in a better future through teaching. Miles' moving words were captured in a video posted by Teach For America, who write:

A summer intern at Teach For America Baltimore, Elijah Miles delivered this inspiring speech to a group of incoming teachers at institute. Wise well beyond his years, we think Elijah's words are a great reminder about why we do the work that we do.

Elijah will begin college at Morgan State in the fall.

Best of luck on your own upcoming higher education experiences, Elijah!

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