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!

Change Starts With Us

Every child should have the connections and resources to thrive, but often children are disconnected and face life’s challenges alone. Together, we can be a village of support—connecting children to a brighter future.

Nominate A Champion of Education

Nominations open February 12 – March 14

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.

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!

Stand up for STEM Education! Help #SchoolConnect and partners bridge the gap between education and industry by attending the STEM CAFE on March 28th @gcu - register: https://schoolconnectaz.org/stem-cafe/ This is your chance to connect with industry leaders and school leaders who are coming together to plan projects and initiatives that bring real world STEM experiences, opportunities and connections to AZ K-12 students. Together, we can build a STEM pipeline for AZ students because #everystudent deserves a #STEMchoice. Thank you Title Sponsor @bcbsaz and Hosting Partners @GCU and @cityofphoenixaz as well as Keynote Sponsor @gentechsupport !!
 
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Thank you to Summit Title Sponsor @bcbsaz and Hosting Sponsor @titansolarpowerinc, @titansolarpower_az the Official Solar Contractor of the @suns !!
Tell us your favorite prize and giveaway @footprintcntr from the #SchoolConnectSummit! Thank you @unitedportraits and @core1937 School Connect’s Event Bag Sponsors for supporting students, families and educators with #SchoolConnect and Summit Title Sponsor @bcbsaz along with Hosting Sponsor @titansolarpower_az the official solar contractor of the @suns !!
Thank you to #SchoolConnectSummit Luncheon Sponsor #VSMG ! We love celebrating educators with you because #everystudentsstorystartswithateacher !!! Thank you for leading the charge with the #SchoolConnectTeam and presenting sponsor @bcbsaz and @titansolarpower_az the official solar contractor of the @suns !!
Thank you to CMT Technical Services, the #SchoolConnectSummit Master of Ceremonies Sponsor! We love partnering with leaders like @cmttechnicalservices and @kristysiefkin who make supporting Arizona youth and educators a priority because #everychildmatters. We know #ittakesavillage to help every child reach their potential and it is leading organizations and professionals like CMT and presenting sponsor @bcbsaz who make the difference!