Business Community

Your Business + Local Schools = A Stronger Marketplace

Empower your employees to give back | Prepare a better-trained workforce | Better inform your customer base

Dutch Bros Sticker Contest

When Dutch Bros, Alice Cooper’s the Rock Teen Center, and School Connect joined forces with the Paradise Valley School District, the result was 500 students competing to design the next Dutch Bros sticker! Fine Arts student, Cloe Bell, did not let her learning disability stop her from winning first prize – a whole year of free Dutch Bros, and the knowledge that other people believed in her! Imagine what opportunities your company could create for Arizona youth when you connect to your local schools?

Help Employees Live Out Their Purpose

For Valley Metro employee, Daryl Blazing, the experience was especially rewarding. He recounts, “To be able to get outside the walls of this building and our normal mode of operations, and to be able to supply this equipment to these kids…It was really exciting to see the looks on the kids faces, the joy in the parents faces that their kids could now do their homework at home instead of scheduling time at the library to find an available PC…What I think of as “every day” and “expected” was so much excitement!”

Make A Difference For A Child

By connecting to local schools your company can make a direct impact for the children who need it most

Inspired Employees Love To Give Back

Lend business expertise to educators and students by tutoring, joining a planning committee, or mentoring

Give Where It Counts For Local Children

Sponsor initiatives you care about to support local schools with resources and opportunities for students!

Team Builders That Make An Impact

Bring a team of employees to volunteer on a school campus for LOVE OUR SCHOOLS DAY!

How can my business or team support Arizona youth?

VOLUNTEER SERVICE DAYS, TEAM BUILDERS & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Love Our Schools

Bring a team of volunteers to support a project for Love Our Schools Day!

School Connect Awards

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

Love Our Teachers

Teaches are the leaders of the classroom and have a direct impact on the success of our children. Let’s show our teachers some love!

NETWORK & LEAD WITH PURPOSE

School Connect Summit

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

Connect at a CAFE

Connect with school leadership to learn how you can make a difference! Join A CAFE!

Champion Program

School Connect connects, trains, and coaches leaders like YOU to become champions for the children in your community. Connect to a school champion or learn how to become one!

Training & Coaching

Find training and coaching to help you reach your goals in ways that fit for your community!

GIVE BACK & SUPPORT A CAUSE

Sponsor a School 

Sponsor a school to make a direct impact where it is needed most!

Support a Project

Help fund a needed school project planned by the school and community!

Parent Connect 

Bring the Parent Connect program to your local schools! Build connections to support the families in your neighborhood.

“I can tell you that businesses are looking for ways to connect with schools, and they need a strategy. And what the [School Connect] Summit does is it provides a strategy and specific action steps. And here’s what’s even better – they work!”

DICK FOREMAN, PRESIDENT & CEO, ARIZONA BUSINESS & EDUCATION COALITION

CORE Construction’s John Dowd Shares Their Heart For Schools

The way we aligned with schools was we wanted to serve communities just like schools are doing. They are serving children, they are serving parents, they are serving the overall community that surrounds them. Whether it’s supporting teachers, connecting rural areas to equal opportunities, or supplying tech and connectivity to underserved areas, we want to support every teacher and every student we possibly can.

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

Nominate A Champion of Education

Nominations open February 12 – March 14

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.

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 !!
 
@stemsportsusa @core1937 #mrsgeeky @stiix @eric.j.rodriguez @weareufe @pvschools @pesd92 @rdsno66 @laveenschools
Happy National Public Schools Week from #SchoolConnect! We dare you not to smile as you watch these students from #RooseveltSchoolDistrict @rsdno66 @sunlandsteamacademy and #PendergastElementarySchoolDistrict @pesd92 @vdpelementary who performed @footprintcntr for the #SchoolConnectSummit! Both #SunlandSTEAMAcademy and #VillaDePazElementary schools participated in the School Connect #STEMCAFE last year, leading to incredible #STEAM opportunities and connections for their students. Don’t miss the chance to join us on March 28th: https://schoolconnectaz.org/stem-cafe/
 
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!