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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?


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!


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!


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!”


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

School Connect Champions of Education Awards 2023

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.

New To The Valley: STEM Cafe

School Connect and the City of Phoenix Youth & Education Commision launched a new program, STEM CAFE, designed to benefit school districts throughout Arizona, aiming to bridge the gap between STEM industries and schools. 

Hear more at the link in bio
"School Connect recently held its awards ceremony to recognize Arizona's youth, and many West Valley school districts were honored at it. School Connect has been focusing on connecting schools to their communities since being founded in 2014."

Read about our 2023 School Connect Champions of Education Awards at the link in bio
Summit Partnerships Make A Difference

Our summit brought together many wonderful opportunities for partnerships to thrive, including Glendale ESD and Central Christian Church. Their newly established partnership resulted in a beautification project for one of their schools! 

Did your district create new relationships from attending our summit? Did your company adopt or support a local school since our event? Send us an email about your story today! Email and tell us how the School Connect Summit changed your community!
Thank you @bcbsaz for spreading the love to eight Phoenix schools this #teacherappreciationweek 💙
How do we ensure our students have the tools they need to succeed? Our guest this week, Jason Catanese, shares the importance of taking initiative to build math skills in Arizona youth. Tune in to hear about the crucial role mathematics plays on our children's future. Link in bio
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