Make A Difference

You can impact the causes that you care about for Arizona children simply by connecting your network, resources, and voice to a local school!

Why Connect to a School?

The reality in Arizona, and across the Nation, is that a disproportionate number of children do not have access to resources they need. Oftentimes, a child’s only resource is their school, where they connect to education, structure, food/nutrition, clothing, transportation, belonging and adult/mentor support. Connect to a school to make a difference!

What is at risk for our 1.1 million, K-12 students?

Target Your Resources

Strategically target key needs at a school to leverage your resources for greater impact

Support Children

Know that you are directly impacting a local school to increase opportunities for children

Build Connections

Connect with other leaders who care and are working for positive change in your community

Maximize Your Impact

Your support is maximized year over year as multiple grades and generations attend and graduate

Target YOUR Support!

Because there is a school in EVERY neighborhood, targeted school support can impact outcomes for children in every neighborhood of Arizona. School Connect rallies community stakeholders around local schools from business, nonprofit, faith-based, and community/civic groups to leverage the assets of the community. By working together, we can change the future of Arizona!

  • Increased Academic Achievement
  • More Digital Equity
  • Support for Homeless Students
  • Parent Engagement
  • Student Leadership & Mentoring
  • Equity and Inclusion Awareness
  • Teacher Retention & Support
  • Arts Education & STEM Opportunities
  • Wraparound Services for Families
  • Mental Health Support for Children
  • Reduced Childhood Trauma
  • Increased Food Security
  • Increased Academic Achievement
  • More Digital Equity
  • Support for Homeless Students
  • Parent Engagement
  • Student Leadership & Mentoring
  • Equity and Inclusion Awareness
  • Teacher Retention & Support
  • Arts Education & STEM Opportunities
  • Wraparound Services for Families
  • Mental Health Support for Children
  • Reduced Childhood Trauma
  • Increased Food Security

“Anyone who is thinking about the School Connect Model, you’re going to realize that you will better utilize your own resources, you’re going to better utilize the resources of the community, and you are going to come up with ideas and solutions that you never thought of before…I would strongly recommend this.”

Dr. Joe Roselle ~ Laveen School District

“We teamed up with School Connect to do the teacher boxes which we distributed to a few different campuses throughout the Valley and even some up in Northern Arizona. And some of the feedback on those was out of this world! It’s the smallest of things that make the biggest of differences.”

John Dowd ~ CORE Construction

“I was kinda shocked that in Maricopa County there is an estimated 650,000 people with food scarcity. One of the best ways to distribute food to areas that probably were in higher need than other areas of the Valley, was to do it through the school lunch system.”

Michael McMahon ~ Urban Farming Education

Join a program, event, or campaign to impact the things you care about!

Connect at a CAFÉ

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

Become a Champion

School Connect connects, trains, and coaches leaders like YOU to become school champions for the children in your community!

Love Our Schools

Join a project for Love Our Schools Day to strategically impact the greatest goals of the school!

Parent Connect 

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

Sponsor a School 

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

School Connect Awards

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

Love Our Teachers

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

Support a Project

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

School Connect Summit

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

Training & Coaching

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

Love Our Teachers

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

Training & Coaching

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

Annual Impact Report 2022

High School Students Pay It Forward

High School Students come from all over the country and bring supplies to pack over 6,000 backpacks with school supplies for K-8 students in AZ through a partnership with School Connect. Together, they write cards of encouragement for the kids who will receive these backpacks filled with supplies and share their lessons on leadership!

Why McCarthy Building Companies Partners with School Connect

Bryan Kuster from McCarthy shares about the impact they are able to make for the education community through their partnership with School Connect. Watch to find out what they are doing and why they sponsor School Connect CAFEs.

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!