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;

Transportation:

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 jelewis@edkey.org



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Photo courtesy of Tamara Becker
Photo courtesy of Tamara Becker

First Edkey Professional Development Day of 2016-2017 School Year

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