Veterans Reach to Teach

The Veterans Reach to Teach initiative was created to lower the large number of teacher vacancies by connecting Veterans to those teaching opportunities.   The Foundation saw the opportunity to bridge the more than 532,000 veterans living in Arizona, with the over 1,700 vacancies in local schools.   Our program will assist Veterans and their spouses earn their Substitute Teachers and/or Permanent Teachers Certifications to serve in the classroom.

News Coverage

12 News Veterans Reach to Teach coverage

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The Checkered Flag Run Foundation with the City of Phoenix, Roosevelt and Laveen school districts will be honoring military veterans in the classroom presenting more than 10,000 toys to celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week to honor our Veteran Teachers.  We will launch the event on Tues., May 2, 8am-10am, at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (www.krocphoenix.org), 1375 E. Broadway, Phoenix 85040.

Our Mission

The mission of Checkered Flag Run is to provide diverse educational programs that impact under-served students and veterans. Our belief is access to quality educational opportunities ensures the investment of every student & Veteran gets them across the “finish line”.

Upcoming Events

  • Veterans Reach to Teach

    May 2, 2017
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    The Veterans Reach to Teach initiative was created to serve as a resource for local school districts affected by the large number of teacher vacancies, while also serving as a bridge for the more than 532,000 veterans living in Arizona who are looking to serve their local communities in education with the over 1,700 vacancies in local schools.

  • Tools 4 School

    July 29, 2017
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    The Phoenix Tools 4 School charitable initiative provides basic school supplies for children whose parents cannot afford items necessary for their children to succeed in school. The program supplies over 10,000 children with book bags, notebooks, pens, pencils, annually.

 

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