Examples of Excellence


Phoenix teens gaining valuable work experience through AZYouthforce Academy

Phoenix, AZ

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) has 16 locations serving thousands of youth in kindergarten through 12th grade. …

Submitted by Josh Stine on 11/25/19


Skyline High in Mesa using BARR program to grow strengths in students and teachers

Mesa, AZ

The Skyline High School Coyotes in Mesa are working as a “P.A.C.K.” to develop perseverance, achievement, community and knowledge. This …

Submitted by Robbin Featherston on 11/22/19


High school students earning dozens of college credits through Vail Early College program

Tucson, AZ

With college tuition on the rise, students need ways to pursue higher education with as little debt as possible. And …

Submitted by Raylee May on 11/19/19


Rural youth benefiting from new preschool in Vernon

Vernon, AZ

While many rural schools in Arizona are struggling with declining enrollment, Vernon Elementary has doubled its student body in the …

Submitted by Kristen Orton on 10/31/19


Why Girls Taking Up Space is sending Arizona youth to space camp

Tucson, AZ

In the middle school grades, girls begin to lose interest in math and science. As a result, there are few …

Submitted by Czarina Salido on 10/24/19


Prescott Lakes Parkway School helping youth in need

Prescott, AZ

Prescott Lakes Parkway School (PLPS) isn’t like other schools in the historic mountain town. That’s because PLPS is the educational …

Submitted by Marvy McNeese on 10/14/19


How Pima Community College is preparing students for the workforce of the future

Tucson, AZ

Businesses in Arizona face a mismatch between the skills high school graduates have and the skills businesses need. Forty-seven percent …

Submitted by Libby Howell on 10/4/19


Glendale Union freshman benefiting from targeted remediation program

Glendale, AZ

The first year of high school can be a tough one. A new, bigger campus. New people and tougher classes …

Submitted by Kevin Cashatt on 9/25/19