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

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