Sponsor A School

Sponsor A School to bring resources and support where it will make the greatest impact to local children and families!

Why Sponsor A School?

Schools are the hub of the neighborhood with the primary function of supporting local children and families. When you Sponsor A School, you connect much needed resources and opportunities directly to children and families where it will make the greatest impact. ALSO, because schools are multi-generational, your support will continue to make an impact year over year as multiple grades and generations attend and graduate!

Target Your Resources

Support a needed school program or initiative that would not be possible without your efforts

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

Sign up to Sponsor A School or learn more!

FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS

Sponsor A School is a year-round opportunity to connect much needed resources and support to children through their local school. School Connect matches sponsors with a school to help impact the targeted goals of that school.

Initiatives might focus on learning opportunities such as a classroom arts or STEM project. Other initiatives build the whole environment of the school such as supporting staff with a wellness room, students with a mentoring program, or providing wraparound services for families.

Sponsor A School is a year-round program initiated as sponsors become available for School Connect to match with a school.

Sponsor A School initiatives should include the entire community. Perfect for a business team builder, a church service day, a neighborhood club, the local fire department, a school sports team or student council or even an individual sponsor – everyone in the community is welcome!

Sponsorships are school specific based on current goals or needs. Some sponsorships might focus on learning opportunities such as a STEM project in the classroom or the design and installation of a creative mural on campus. Others might focus on the well-being of students and staff. These sponsorships lead to projects like a wellness room for teachers, or new sports equipment for students.

When a sponsor connects with us, School Connect will reach out to a school based on the goals of the sponsor and the needs of the school. Our goal is to match sponsors whose mission aligns with a specific need they can meet at a school.

Yes! School Connect’s goal is to both build community partnerships and meet the needs of children and families at the local school. Sponsorship opportunities include any combination of resources or volunteering and may include more than one sponsor.

Yes! Both individuals and teams are welcome. Reach out to School Connect for information on next steps to info@schoolconnectaz.org.

Possibly! Larger projects especially may involve more than one sponsor or a combination of volunteers from one sponsor with resources provided by another. Please reach out with questions to info@schoolconnectaz.org.

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

The impact of YOUR sponsorship!

  • 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
  • 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

The Impact

Channel 3 shares how School Connect and CORE Construction supply 130 laptops to children and families in the Washington Elementary School District!

Step into the Mohave Accelerated Student News Room!

School Connect celebrates the successful first Morning News Show from Mohave Accelerated Learning Students in Bullhead City. This exciting news show was made possible by a grant Cox Communication Awarded to School Connect. Watch as these kids greet the morning with poise and enthusiasm!

More Ways to Get Involved!

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 Teachers

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

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!

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.

Congratulations to Litchfield Elementary School and Principal Sabine Hopper for winning the 2024 Because It Takes A Village Award. Your school leads the way as a shining example of what it means to collaborate for the benefit of the entire community! In the words of Principal Sabine Hopper, 

“I could not run this school and do what I do without the beautiful work of the people that I work with. It is about community; it’s not about one person. The volunteers that we get at our school are incredible. The parents are incredible. They are part of our family; so, when they walk in, we know them by name. They come in, they help out...you get chills when you walk out there and see all the people and the love from the community.” 

@litchfield_esd thank you for showing us the value of #community!

#ittakesavillage 
#schoolconnectawards 
#championsofeducation
Congratulations to Samuel Granado, 5th grade student from Pendergast Elementary School District, and recipient of the 2024 Student Champion of the Year Award for grades K-6.

Samuel strives to be a leader for his community just like his ancestors in the Lakota tribe and says we should always advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. Thank you for leading by example, Samuel! We cannot wait to see your Dreamscape Lab and know that you will keep advocating for other students to have the best educational pathway forward! 

 
@pesd92 full video: https://youtu.be/Vs3f9s3GICg?si=y31NKtsk-bUabuqB
#studentchampions #schoolconnectawards #villadepazelementary #kidsvoice #dreamscapelab
Congratulations to Taylor Perkins, recipient of the 2024 School Champion of the Year Award. Watch as Taylor shares how gardens can become a welcoming place for every person to build community and help Arizona youth see a glimpse of all the amazing careers that are right at their fingertips. 
In Taylor’s words,
“It’s really awesome to see students plant a seed in the ground and watch it grow. They just have this appreciation for life. You get in the dirt; you plant something and it’s like dancing – everyone can do it! And no matter what stage of life you are in? You belong.” 

@chasse.us  #CHASSEBuildingTeam #schoolchampionoftheyearaward  #BuildingToMakeADifference 

 #schoolconnectawards #ittakesavillage  https://youtu.be/atkv2Z1unT4?si=WrM3R2Y-uOH1S3hd
Congratulations to Deb Lupnacca, Achievement Interventionist from the Washington Elementary School District @wesdschools and recipient of the Founder’s Heart Award. Honored for her work as a teacher and school champion, Deb believes that leaders of all ages are just waiting to be discovered. Ms. Lupnacca inspires young and old to be the change they want to see as she embodies the School Connect “Heart of a Founder” who paves the way for the next generation.
 
Watch Deb’s full video story here: https://youtu.be/ztFHQkTCW_Q?si=p4ips0epIelA6Vek&t=6 (https://youtu.be/ztFHQkTCW_Q?si=p4ips0epIelA6Vek&t=6)
 
#nationalteacherappreciationweek #foundersheartaward #schoolconnectawards #WESDfamily @wesdschools
In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week, School Connect invites you to submit your school project now. 

We can't think of a better way to support your teachers and school than inviting your community to come partner with you!

Early bird submissions create time for organizations to put your school project on their calendar! It also allows time to invite parents, community members and student leaders to help lead the charge!
https://schoolconnectaz.org/love-our-schools-day/submit-your-project/
#loveourschool #ittakesavillage #LOSD2024