Children First Leadership Academy A Charter School in Phoenix, Arizona
Children First Academy inspires the motivation to learn by engaging students as critical thinkers, problem solvers and active citizens; they strive to serve the whole child by providing hope, fostering strength and facilitating self-determination.
100 percent of the students and their families are at or below the poverty line and a vast majority of the students are homeless. There are approximately 300 students, grades K-8, being educated on its grounds. The school provides stability and hope for kids amid a chaotic world of homelessness and hopelessness; many of the children live in motels,shelters and many live doubled up . Children First Academy works to provide the necessities, care and attention that so many homeless and low socioeconomic children lack.
Children First Academy recognizes that educating children requires more than a classroom,desk and textbooks. We provide the following for our students and their families;
Our six buses travel over 450 miles a day; changing routes to accommodate the transitional lives of students’ families. This provides a consistent and stable environment for our kids.
Food & Clothing
Once a month, food boxes are given to families.
As a result of community donations, families receive hygiene kits, clothing, furniture and household items.
Social Services & Medical Care
Phoenix Children’s Hospital Counselor works with students who do not have insurance. Parents are also offered FREE parenting classes.
Students are provided onsite medical and dental care through a partnership with Phoenix Children Hospital and Community Dental. These services include immunizations, health screening, and vision and hearing assessments.
To learn more about the school or to make a monetary donation or to learn about volunteering, please contact Jerry Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted On: 2016-09-22 09:07 AM
Join us for the 4th Annual Children First Foundation Gala Event & Auction where you can bid on exclusive items and experiences like this beautiful watch from BLACK, STARR & FROST. October 29th - 6 PM at the Doubletree Paradise Valley-Scottsdale. Read more...
The Arizona Builders Alliance participated in a school supply drive to donate school supplies to Children First Leadership Academy and Sequoia Charter School Elementary. A total of almost $20,000 was collected by more than 100 ABA member companies. Read more...
Posted On: 2016-09-12 09:44 AM
CFLA would like to thank the AMAZING people at AmeriFirst Financial and Garrett-Walker Homes for their incredible donation of paper, snacks, headphones, Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer and school supplies! We are so grateful for their generosity! Read more...
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona begins work on our annual collaborative Storybook Ballet performance and art day in conjunction with Dance Theater West. Children from Children First Academy will dance and display art. Read more...
Posted On: 2016-09-06 12:13 PM
On August 26, Edkey staff came together for the first Professional Development Day of the school year. After an opening address by Edkey CEO, Mark Plitzuweit, teachers met with site-based teams and grade level PLC's to discuss data and student outcomes.