we champion children by connecting schools to their communities

About Us

We connect schools to community, building a village of support around them, so that every child has the resources and connections they need to reach their potential!

From Our Founders

“I think a founder’s heart is when you really understand that there is genius, and passion, and love in other people. I get the chance, as the founder of School Connect, to unleash that beauty in other people. I get to believe in them, maybe even more than they believe in themselves. I get to introduce them to each other. I get to create that clear and simple pathway for them to be able to walk down together and transform a child’s life, a school’s life, and even a community’s life. There’s no greater feeling than believing in other people and getting to see them succeed.”

Why It Takes A Village

The resources and support kids need are all around them, but often parents, principals, and local leaders are disconnected and have no idea what their community can offer. School Connect helps leaders like YOU to build a village of support for the children in your community! We connect, train, and coach you to build strong, strategic partnerships that support local schools. Together, we can change the outcomes for children – because it truly takes a village to help EVERY CHILD reach their potential!

How to Get Involved!

Connect at a CAFÉ

Want to connect with school leadership and learn how you can make a difference?

Join a CAFÉ!

Champion Coaching

Want to take initiative in your community, but are not sure where to start?

We can help!

Love Our Schools

Join a service project geared to strategically impact the greatest goals of a school!

Parent Connect

Connect with other parents! Hear from experts on topics that you are living every single day!

Love Our Teachers

Teacher retention has a major impact on student outcomes. Let’s show them some love!

School Connect Summit

Network with top leaders across the state to form partnerships that change the outcomes for kids!

Champions of Education Awards

Help us honor champions of education both inside and outside the classroom!

What is the impact of community engagement?

We are so glad you asked! School Connect helps people build strategic partnerships to directly impact outcomes at local schools. We measure progress in School Case Studies which show how outcomes for children can change over time, as the community pools their network of resources to target areas of greatest need. Together, we can build the world our children deserve.

Our Founder’s Story

Every one of us has a story. Did you know that Tracey Beal’s childhood motivates her to support every child in every neighborhood she possibly can? Watch her story to find out more!

Annual Impact Report 2022

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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News & Events

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

The School Connect Champions of Education Awards event honors those who lead with heart and help us to build a brighter future for Arizona youth.

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