“Skate after School” at Larry C. Kennedy school in Phoenix teaches intrepid students how to skateboard. Program directors say it’s important for the kids to have something to do when class is out.
David Crockett Elementary School is helping to combat Arizona’s high rates of mental health issues by teaching students mindfulness techniques. Instructors say mindfulness teaches students how to deal with their emotions in a productive way.
Brophy College Preparatory and Kino Border Initiatives host a fundraiser for individuals deported to Sonora, Mexico. The fundraiser ultimately raised $150,000.
A group of female coders meet once a week at a Valley bookstore to create community and provide tutoring to one another. Currently, 73% of the coding field is composed of men.
Students at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic School have created a program designed to integrate engineering skills with traditional Navajo culture. Part of their program aims to encourage middle school Navajo students to take an interest in engineering.
A team from ASU’s Polytechnic campus works on building digital learning libraries that work without an internet connection. Solar Spell libraries are already in places such as Vanuatu, Samoa, Micronesia and Tonga.
Northern Arizona University will send four teams to the International Championship for Collegiate A Cappella this year. The groups credit their originality and group-dynamic for their season success.