- Making a Difference
- Getting Involved
Making a Difference
Each year the Board of Directors works with individuals and business partners to support specific programs for students, parents, and staff in the Kyrene District.
The Kyrene Family Resource Center is a joint effort between the Kyrene School District and the Foundation which provides needy families access to resources which meet their basic needs: food, clothing, shelter resources, medical support, legal support, resource referral, scholarships after school programs.
New Teacher Mini-Grant Program
Many new teachers arrive in Kyrene without the resources to ensure that their classrooms have the supplies necessary for an entire year of teaching. Each year the Foundation strives to raise funds to provide new teachers with assistance in this area.
The Foundation sponsors a reception each year that recognizes the true heroes and heroines in our community by celebrating staff who have dedicated 15, 20, 25 and 30 years to Kyrene as well as those who are retiring from Kyrene.
Tempe Schools Credit Union Employees of the Year
Tempe Schools Credit Union sponsors three annual awards, including Teacher, Support Staff and Administrator of the Year. Businesses are welcome to contact the Foundation to further develop this recognition for Kyrene School District Employees.
Slater-Newman Student Scholarships
Each year the Foundation awards twelve $50.00 scholarships to outstanding 8th graders who go above and beyond in the area of community service. The scholarships are named after the two Kyrene employees who started the Family Resource Center. See History of the Resource Center.
The Foundation provides athletic scholarships to student athletes who would otherwise be unable to participate in the various Kyrene sports.
Kyrene Alternative to Suspension Program (KASP)
Since 2004 over 600 suspended students (4th — 8th grade) who would have otherwise been at home due to poor choices in school, were able to continue their academics, build self- esteem and participate in character development learning projects. The Foundation continues to support this method of creating solid student citizens.