Tools to Spread the Word

Included on this page are social media images to help spread the word about the Arizona Graduate Day of Recognition on May 20, 2020 . We have also provided sample email or newsletter language for chambers, businesses and school districts.

Social Media Images

Select the image you like and copy into the appropriate social media platform. Be sure to use the #AZClassof2020 hashtag and direct people to the webpage for more information and ideas: bit.ly/CelebrateAZ.

Feel free to add your organization’s logo to the images on the right, if you’d like to customize them. 

Sample Caption

Arizona’s spring 2020 graduates worked really hard to reach this milestone, whether they have completed high school, a PhD or anything in between. Graduation ceremonies won’t look the same this year, but that doesn’t mean the celebration can’t be bigger than ever! Join us on May 20 for a statewide celebration for #AZClassof2020. Learn more: bit.ly/CelebrateAZ

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Sample newsletter/email copy


Email from chambers of commerce to member businesses OR newsletter copy

Attention [CITY] Chamber members,

The [CITY] Chamber of Commerce is joining with Expect More Arizona and countless other education organizations to celebrate Arizona Graduate Recognition Day on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (#AZClassOf2020).

With physical distancing measures in place, graduation ceremonies will look quite different from years past, but your business has an opportunity to play an important role in making graduates feel honored and appreciated.

Businesses should find innovative ways to celebrate that will work for them, but here are some ideas:

  • Check out the web page for social sharing images, hashtags and resources
  • Use social media to help spread the word
  • Take out an ad in the local paper recognizing graduates
  • Consider a home page takeover of your company website on May 20 with a message of congratulations
  • Display a sign or banner on the side of your building or light up your building with an image or message, if appropriate
  • Consider printing and hanging banners near any neighborhood schools
  • Share messages of congratulations/recognition on social media using the hashtag
  • Local restaurants could include a general message to graduates with deliveries or pick-up orders on May 20

This statewide celebration will ensure that the hard work and dedication of students doesn’t go unnoticed. Contact [STAFF NAME] if you have questions or need ideas that will work for your company.


Email from business leader to employees OR newsletter copy

Subject: Celebrating Arizona’s Graduates

There’s a terrific effort underway across the state to recognize the hard work and dedication of Arizona’s 2020 graduates. [Insert company name] is joining the celebration and there are opportunities for you to participate, as well.

As you know, schools have been closed and many high school and college graduation ceremonies have been cancelled or postponed, making traditional celebrations difficult. That’s why Expect More Arizona and other education organizations are calling on individuals, businesses and organizations to find innovative ways to celebrate Arizona Graduate Recognition Day on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (#AZClassOf2020).

[Insert company name] is participating by…..[add in your details here].

Expect More Arizona has put together a great list of ideas for how you and your family might participate at home. To make it really easy, they’ve even created some posters you can print at home and display. Check out their content here.

Arizona’s 2020 graduates worked hard to reach their individual milestones. We’re proud to be part of the statewide celebration and hope you’ll join the party, too.

 


Message from school districts to employees

Subject: Statewide days of celebration for AZ Graduates

There’s a terrific effort underway across the state to recognize the hard work and dedication of all Arizona graduates.

Expect More Arizona and other education organizations are calling on individuals, businesses and organizations to find innovative ways to mark Arizona Graduate Recognition Day on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

[Insert school or school district] is participating by…..

Expect More Arizona has put together a great list of ideas for how people can safely participate at home. To make it really easy, they’ve even created some posters to print at home and display. Check out their content here.

We’ll take every opportunity to recognize our amazing students and hope you’ll join this day of celebration, as well.

 


Message from school districts to families

Subject: Celebrating Arizona’s Graduates

There’s a terrific effort underway across the state to recognize the hard work and dedication of all Arizona graduates. [Insert school or school district] is joining the celebration and there are opportunities for you to participate, as well.

Expect More Arizona and other education organizations are calling on individuals, businesses and organizations to find innovative ways to mark Arizona Graduate Recognition Day on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

[Insert school or school district] is participating by…..

Expect More Arizona has put together a great list of ideas for how you and your family might safely participate at home. To make it really easy, they’ve even created some posters you can print at home and display. Check out their content here.

While graduation ceremonies won’t look the same this year, that doesn’t mean the celebration can’t be bigger and better than ever. We’re proud to be part of this statewide day of celebration and hope you’ll join the party, too.