Teach a lesson, fundraise, help public school students succeed.

Why Join the Teach-A-Thon?

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 mmarnett@ensida.net