Be a Champion
to Children

Volunteer, network, and join community projects at your local school.

 Why join our village?

Not every child has a champion. Help us connect a network of community leaders to every local school, so that every child has support to reach their potential!

Celebrate the Champions of Education who have made a significant impact on Arizona's youth!

What is School Connect?

Connecting Schools to Community…because it takes a village to help every child reach their potential!

The Sunnyslope Story

Sunnyslope leaders come together to build their community and support Mountain View Elementary School!

2021 Hope Builders Award

Scottsdale Bible Church joined forces with School Connect and the City of Phoenix to tackle the digital divide. Together we provided 7,960 computers to Arizona school children!

2021 School Connect Awards

Join School Connect as we honor champions of education who have built trust, modeled resilience, and cultivated leadership in their schools and communities.

School Connect Summit 2019

Watch School Connect and cross-sector leaders from all over Arizona as we share our vision for the future. Together we can build the world our children deserve.

your
impact

$1.3 million dollars of volunteer service to school communities

12,484 computers donated

“You can be 5 and change the world, you can be 16 and change the world, 20 – any age you can change the world.”

4th Grade Student
Mountain View School

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Teacher retention in one K-8 school increased from 35% to 93%

Increased kindergarten reading scores 39% in K-8 AZ school

10,000 teacher care packages donated in 2020

Increased scores in math for students in one AZ elementary school: 20% of 4th graders, 19% of 5th graders, and 47% of 6th graders

Join Our Village

Doing this alone is impossible; it takes all of us working together to make a difference.

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The Future Is Bright

We asked these kids about their hopes and dreams. Their vibrant answers remind us that the future is in good hands when we empower children to become the leaders they were born to be. Help us build a village of support around every school so that EVERY CHILD is connected to their full potential!

"Whether we are working with Tracey and her team to overcome the digital divide in the community, handing out laptops, textbooks, digital hot spots, school supplies, or simply giving a hot cup of coffee to a teacher on a Monday morning to make their week a little bit easier, we feel truly blessed to be able to help."

Bryan Kuster

"When you engage with School Connect, you engage with an entire community. It’s business partnerships, it’s families, it’s schools - it’s everybody coming together to make life better for our students."

Nedda Shafir

"To see their faces when we showed up to help distribute lunches and different things, is priceless! Find it in your heart – I know it’s already there. Let’s go and serve those schools, let’s go and partner, let’s go and make sure our kids are taken care of."

Jerome Parker

"I think there are a lot of people who want to help out in public schools, they just simply don’t know how. And so, School Connect has the framework and the model to be able to do that and bring people together."

Dr. Cort Monroe

"It’s a tremendous asset to Arizona and to Arizona school districts, and it’s a service that has been needed for a very long time…because all of these groups are working toward the same goals but working parallel instead of in collaboration. So, it’s a tremendous organization that is bringing us all together and accomplishing great things."

Natalie Orne

Our mission is possible because of our amazing sponsors!

Are you ready for Tour Trivia!?! Which brewery on our tour has a local artist custom design their labels? Answer in the comments for a chance to win a shout out!  

Register: https://schoolconnectaz.org/event/brewery-tour-24/

Thursday, July 25 Tour Schedule Flyer: https://schoolconnectaz.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/2024-Brewery-Tour-Flyer.pdf 

Enjoy an Exciting Brewery Tour and Poker Experience! More than just a brewery tour, get a chance to win big at our exclusive poker run. Purchase up to 4 tournament entries and play for a chance to win 50% of the prize pool. Sip on a craft beer at each of the breweries and receive a playing card at each location to build your best hand.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to tour the breweries and potentially walk away a winner! @lakepleasantbrewing @simplemachinebrewing @frontpourchbrewing 

#cheers #brewerytour #love #trivia #schoolconnecttribe #drinklocal #instagood
Today and every day, we celebrate freedom, equality, and the strength of the human spirit. Juneteenth is a powerful reminder of the progress we’ve made and the work still to be done. Let’s honor the resilience of our ancestors and the struggles they overcame. 
Happy Juneteenth! 
#Juneteenth #FreedomDay #EqualityForAll
Watch how Sophia’s dad helped shape her approach to school and leadership! School Connect programs are designed to connect parents to their children’s school, to honor their voice and galvanize their support for every child in the community. 
 
Join us for Love Our Schools Day to discover more ways you can get involved as a parent or champion for Arizona youth!

Get Involved: https://schoolconnectaz.org/love-our-schools-day/view-available-projects/ 

#likeagirl #dadlife #parents #loveourschoolsday #happyfathersday #everychild #family
Want to grin like the winner in this reel? Join School Connect’s exciting Brewery Tour Fundraiser, Thursday, July 25th! https://schoolconnectaz.org/event/brewery-tour-24/   

Tour 3 incredible local breweries while you play to win and make valuable connections. Plus, by supporting School Connect, you’re helping Arizona youth find community and support! Together we can foster vital connections between our local schools and the surrounding community. Why not lend a hand while indulging in delicious craft beers? 

But that’s not all – you can also participate in our thrilling Poker Experience, where you’ll have a chance to win 50% of the prize pool. It’s a win-win situation: you get to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon while contributing to a worthy cause. 

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to socialize, savor fine brews, and make a positive impact on our children’s education. Secure your spot today and be a part of something truly special! 

#craftbeer #drinklocal #summerfreedom #networkforacause 

@lakepleasantbrewing 

@frontpourchbrewing 

@simplemachinebrewing
Get a jump start on creating impact for next year! School Connect invites you to submit your Love Our School Day project now. 

Help make those significant community connections for your school by submitting your projects early, allowing local organizations to put it on their calendar. 

Cultivating community takes time and getting a head start will only help in inviting student leaders, parents, and other community members to join in! 

https://schoolconnectaz.org/love-our.../submit-your-project/ 

#loveourschool #ittakesavillage #LOSD2024