Because of YOU
$1.3 million in volunteer service to school communities
Volunteer at a school | Grow as a leader | Step forward in your career
Did you know that volunteers LIKE YOU accounted for 65,000 hours of annual volunteer service? We measure progress in School Case Studies which show how outcomes for children can change over time, as the community pools their network of resources to target areas of greatest need. Join Love Our Schools Day at a local school, gather a team of volunteers to do teacher appreciation projects with Love Our Teachers, connect at a CAFE, or consider becoming a School Champion!
Live Out YOUR Purpose
For Valley Metro employee, Daryl Blazing, the experience was especially rewarding! “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!”
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
MR. FRED ROGERS
Make A Difference For A Child
Volunteer at a local school to target your service hours for the children who need it most
Gather A Team of Volunteers
Bring a team to volunteer for a school campus project on Love Our Schools Day
Support A Child’s Community
Your support at local schools filters down to families and the entire community
Help Children Learn
Lend expertise to educators and students by tutoring, reading, or mentoring
Because YOU Make A Difference!
We believe that the heart of a champion belongs to those who not only have vision for a better world, but take action. It is those who take the time to build relationships, establish trust, and know that what they invest in students travels home with them, and in turn strengthens their families, and ultimately the communities around all of us. Learn more about our core values here.
Love Our Schools
Volunteer to support a project for Love Our Schools Day! Join a team or bring your own!
School Connect Awards
Nominate a stand out educator for a school connect award!
Love Our Teachers
Teacher retention has a direct impact on student outcomes. Volunteer on a teacher appreciation project!
NETWORK, LEAD WITH PURPOSE, BECOME A SCHOOL CHAMPION
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!
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
Share your time, talent, and resources to impact a school where it is needed most!
Support a Project
Donate to help fund a needed school project planned by the school and community!
Share your expertise at a Parent Connect program on a school campus! Build connections to support the families in your neighborhood.
Looking for Internships or Career Opportunities?
The Heart of a Champion
This year our Founder’s Heart Award winner, Andrea Worth, shares about the ripple effect that one person can have.
“I just truly believe that it only takes one person and one very intentional heart that goes after a very specific need. Every moment can become a movement.”
Like Andrea, School Connect believes that every courageous leader with the heart of a champion – every one of you is helping to start a movement that creates a better future
Join Our Village
Doing this alone is impossible; it takes all of us working together to make a difference.
News & Events
Love Our Schools Day 2023
This statewide event offers a project-based volunteer opportunity where communities can come together at a local school and roll up their sleeves to make a difference! Whether painting a classroom, planting a garden, or fixing a playground… you, your company, your colleagues, or your friends and family can get involved in ways that matter most to your community.