Why Join the Teach-A-Thon?
Why volunteer for Teach-A-Thon?
- It helps to increase the appreciation for the teaching profession and raise funds for classroom grants.
- You can directly impact on students by exposing them to the business or culinary world.
- It’s fun and rewarding for business professionals, community leaders, and teachers!
- Students see the subject matter as important and necessary when you connect STEM skills to real-world applications (for example, the impact of good credit scores in renting an apartment).
- Public School Champions get a firsthand look into the classroom and discover why we need to support our public schools.
How does this affect our community?
- Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the fourth largest school district in the United States, comprised of 476 schools, 350,000 students and over 20,000 educators.
- Many students live in high poverty areas, in fact, 73% of students in M-DCPS qualify for federal free/reduced lunch.
- Only four out of 10 students from schools in high poverty areas go on to postsecondary education, reducing an annual earnings potential by more than $32,000.
- Your participation in Teach-A-Thon serves as a tangible support system for our teachers, further helping us recruit and retain the best for our students.
Did you know?
- Teaching quality is the single greatest determinant of student achievement.
- Nearly one-third of new teachers leave the profession after just three years; almost 50% are gone after five years.
- 9 out of 10 teachers have bought school supplies for their classrooms with their own funds (average out-of-pocket expenses total $800).
Funds raised support a variety of programs, including:
- Teach-A-Thon Classroom Grants provide funds to teachers to develop and implement instructional projects that motivate and challenge students to learn.
- Food Forests for Schools: More than 78% of students improved their math knowledge scores in last year’s pilot program.
- Our SmartPath program, (piloted in 3 high schools and currently in 5), has increased students’ college and postsecondary enrollment by 34%.
For sponsorship opportunities or more info, contact:
Marilen Marnett at 305.975.0507 or firstname.lastname@example.org