What We Do

  • In-school teaching
  • After-school mentoring/tutoring
  • Career instruction/ post-secondary preparation
  • Character, life skills and peer leadership development
  • Community service
  • Adventure activities 
  • Reading/Literacy Improvement   *Accredited classes 

Why We Do It

  •  Kids in urban Phoenix are struggling. Faced with poverty, gangs, drugs, violence and dysfunction, their futures often in jeopardy.  Our full-time Teacher Mentor staff provide these life-changing relationships via a relational educational pipeline connecting elementary, high school and post-secondary experiences.

How We Do It

  •  Elevate Phoenix curriculum is designed to teach character, life skills, and leadership to urban students.  The heart of our success is the work of our team of full-time, primarily ethnic staff who serve as teachers, mentors, and life coaches to students over multiple years. Teacher Mentors are available to students 24/7.

    “This work is helping to transform our education system and our community, thus we hope to expand the program to other Phoenix Union schools soon. Please know that your support of Elevate Phoenix ensures our ability to continue to dramatically impact opportunities and success for youth.”

    - Chad E. Gestson, Ed. D. Current Superintendent, Phoenix Union High School District

    “Full time Teacher-Mentors working relationally with students is of tremendous benefit to students coming from single-parent families. Elevate Phoenix works with our urban youth to help them graduate, learn life skills, pursue post-secondary education and give back to the community.”

     - Kent P. Scribner, Ph.D. Previous Superintendent, Phoenix Union High School District

IT’S ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIPS

  • The Elevate Phoenix curriculum is designed to teach character, life skills, and leadership to urban students.  The heart of our success is the work of our team of full-time, primarily ethnic staff who serve as teachers, mentors, and life coaches to students over multiple years. Teacher Mentors are available to students 24/7.
  • These one-on-one connections make in school learning more effective.  As a part of this relational approach, Elevate Phoenix standardizes its learning objectives and equips staff to meet the varied learning needs of their students.