Education + Community

Harness the power of YOUR community to support your entire school ecosystem, increasing opportunities and changing outcomes for the children you serve

Connect to YOUR Community!

School Connect connects you to the powerful and diverse support of community partners through programs, events, grants, and campaigns. We amplify your strategic plan for your schools by galvanizing the community to help you accomplish these goals, bringing resources and support to your school communities and your neighborhoods. We share your powerful stories to advocate for the students and families you serve.

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”

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Give People Clear Ways To Engage

People want to partner when they are invited to specific activities, and see how they fit

Find Support For Your School

Build relationship with your community to find people and organizations who share your goals and want to help

Collaborate For Shared Success

Discover unexpected resources and ideas as each organization brings their unique resources to the mix

Increase Student Success

When the community supporting children grows, so do children’s opportunities for success

How can you engage your community so that they are a phone call away?

DIRECT SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS

Love Our Schools

Invite the community to join a specific project on your campus for Love Our Schools Day!

School Connect Awards

Join us for a time when we honor champions of education both inside and outside the classroom!

Love Our Teachers

Teacher appreciation and support are significant ways to impact teacher retention! Invite community partners to celebrate our teachers!

Training & Coaching

Find training and coaching to help you reach your goals and bring support to your school community!

BUILD PARTNERSHIPS AND FIND LEADERSHIP SUPPORT

School Connect Summit

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

Connect at a CAFE

Invite the community to come support your target goals with strategic initiatives! Join A CAFE!

Champion Program

Find School Champions to help support your school community. Learn more about the Champion Program!

Parent Connect 

Bring the Parent Connect program to your local school! Build connections to support the families you serve.

FIND SUPPORT FOR A SPECIFIC GOAL, CHALLENGE, OR NEED

Sponsor a School 

Share a specific project or need that will make a direct impact on your students, teachers, and community!

Support a Project

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

What We Have In Common

We tend to think of schools, businesses, churches, government offices, and hospitals as separate entities. But the same children and families live, work, worship, vote, and visit the doctor, often in the same few square miles! By inviting the community to participate in Love Our Schools Days and CAFEs, you can build relationship with your community and find people and organizations who share your goals and have a vested interest in your students’ success!

Teaching Is Most Effective When Connected to Community!

A finalist for the School Connect Hero Make Award, Mrs. Vargas credits her success to the “Village” around her. As she connects with her students’ families, Mrs. Vargas finds she is able to teach even more effectively. We all need our community!

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.

What is YOUR favorite Front “Pourch” Rule?
Summertime means TIME spent with your #family, your #friends, and your #team! Tell us your Favorite Front “Pourch” Rule(s) in the comments! Do you never sip alone? Do you observe 5 o’clock somewhere rules? What’s your sip of choice?

Every person who comments with their favorite rule(s) will be entered into a drawing to win 2 free tickets to our Brewery Tour Fundraiser! 
Fundraising tickets available here: https://schoolconnectaz.org/event/brewery-tour-24/

Tour schedule available here: https://schoolconnectaz.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/2024-Brewery-Tour-Flyer.pdf

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Happy Birthday America! We are so proud of our next generation and cannot wait to see the diversity, collaboration, and innovation you lead with!
#kidslead #united #nextgeneration #leadoutloud
Winner winner, chicken dinner! Guess who played Tour Trivia and won? We are pleased to give a shout out to @pete_the_cat_design a local artist who has designed for both Lake Pleasant Brewing and Front Pourch Brewing. You can checkout more gorgeous artwork on Insta! 

We LOVE that all 3 breweries on our tour support local artists. Join us Thursday, July 25th:  #EngageLocal, #SupportLocal, #IMPACTLocal 

https://schoolconnectaz.org/event/brewery-tour-24/   

#tourtrivia #winner #labeldesign #drinklocal #summerfreedom #brewerytourfundraiser 

@lakepleasantbrewing 

@frontpourchbrewing 

@simplemachinebrewing
Help @highland_lakes_school make their Love Our Schools Day project dreams come true! 

This innovative school wants to create a makerspace room for their students - a space where students can work collaboratively, creating and learning as they exploring new ideas and concepts!

Would you partner with them and share your talents and resources?

Project Link: https://schoolconnectaz.org/love-our-school/highland-lakes-school-steam-makerspace-deer-valley-school-district/

Are you a school who wants to join Love Our Schools Day and invite your community? Sign up!

https://schoolconnectaz.org/love-our.../submit-your-project/ 

#loveourschools #ittakesavillage #loveourschoolsday @dvusd @dvusd #makerspace #stemstudents #schoolproject
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 

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