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The Million Dollar Teacher Project is a non-profit organization that’s mission is to empower teachers. Beginning recognition and support, our long-term objective is to raise compensation for teachers. At MDTP we believe that “to create amazing students, we need amazing teachers” and we want to be a driving force behind supporting and retaining great educators. We are seeking hardworking, passionate volunteers who are looking to grow and develop personally and professionally, all while making an impact on their community. 

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One In A Million: Jonathan Uko

 

Name: Jonathan Uko

 

School: Champion Schools – South Mountain

 

Grade: 5th

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One In A Million: Edee Sands

 

Name: Edee Sands

School: R.E. Simpson School

Grade: 6-8 ART/ EL

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4 Ways you can Support Million Dollar Teacher Project on #GivingTuesday today!

 

Dear Million Dollar Teacher Project Supporters,

With the holidays upon us we find ourselves feeling immensely fortunate to have amazing supporters helping us spread the word on the work we are doing to strengthen schools!  I would like to personally invite YOU to contribute to our cause in one of four ways today,  #GivingTuesday. 🙂 Today is a day that is known for giving! I want you to have the chance to share our mission with your network to help us grow our impact to include even more teachers. Your support enabled us to reach over 27,000 students with our work with teachers and we are on pace to do even more this year!   It’s amazing to hear the stories from the teachers we work with on how our involvement has helped bring more joy into the profession. I hope that you will consider joining us on #GivingTuesday to share our work and impact with your family, friends and colleagues. We have three easy ways for you to assist us today and you can pick whichever is easiest for you…….or do all four!.

1. CLICK HERE to create your Facebook Fundraiser and let your family and friends know that Facebook and Paypal will begin matching donations at 5am PST (8am EST) on Giving Tuesday!

2. Benevity is donating $10 to MDTP for every Retweet of their #BeTheGood Video that mentions @mdtproject.  You can participate by clicking here.

3. Nominate Million Dollar Teacher Project for Renewal Awards by clicking here.  Information for nomination: Founder Email : Lloyd@mdtproject.org l website: www.mdtproject.org | 2942 N 24th Street, Suite 211, Phoenix, Arizona 85016 (zip code for organization)

4. Donate to our founders Facebook #GivingTuesday Fundraiser by clicking here.

 Thank you so much for believing in us and knowing that a strong teaching profession equals strong schools! Your support will help us further our mission and continue to grow our impact in 2019!

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One In A Million: Tori Danielle

Name: Tori Danielle Thompson

School: R. E. Simpson School

Grade: 5th-8th Music/Band

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MDTP Receives $2,000 in Grant Funding from Albertsons and The Pollination Project!

Million Dollar Teacher Project Receives $2,000 in Grant Awards From Albertsons Companies Foundation & The Pollination Project

Million Dollar Teacher Project would like to give our tremendous gratitude to both the Albertsons Companies Foundation and The Pollination Project for the grant funding they both have given us in support of our work of recognizing and supporting Arizona teachers.  Both companies gave us a contribution in the amount of $1,000 each.  These dollars will immediately help us impact over 900 teachers through our Take a Teacher to Lunch and Classroom Support Team programs by helping us continue to build capacity to expand those programs.  Our goal is to be a statewide program by the year 2020 and you support has helped us get a step closer.

Thank you!!!!

You can visit The Pollination Project website to read about their support of MDTP by clicking the link:

https://thepollinationproject.org/grants-awarded/lloyd-hopkins-million-dollar-teacher-project/

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One In A Million: Aran Kelly

Name: Aran Kelly

School: Alhambra High School

Grade:  9-12

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MDTP awarded Cox Charities Grant!

Cox Charities Grants $543K to Arizona Nonprofits Focused on Youth

Cox Charities has granted $543,250 in funding to 80 Arizona nonprofits, such as Center for the Future of Arizona and Million Dollar Teacher Project, with the majority of the funding coming from Cox Communication’s 3,200 Arizona employees.

“Cox is committed to making a difference in Arizona by giving back to the communities we serve,” said John Wolfe, senior vice president and southwest region manager for Cox Communications. “We are proud to make this donation to local nonprofits whose missions are to support and educate youth.”

Center for the Future of Arizona will use the grant funding to expand the organization’s Participatory Budgeting in Schools work, which invites high school students to learn democracy by developing ideas and voting on specific projects that will build stronger school communities.

“It’s not only an investment in the school, but an investment in our students’ critical thinking, communication, problem solving abilities and their buy-in and ownership of the school,” said a Phoenix Union High School District Principal.

The Million Dollar Teacher Project funding will aid in the organization’s work in the Alhambra Elementary School District through its Classroom Support Team model which puts together a team to help the teacher in creating more opportunities for diversified and differentiated instruction in the classroom.

Since the program began in 1996, Cox Charities has awarded more than $7 million Arizona nonprofits that focus on youth and education.

Posted By  to on October 2, 2018 (https://frontdoorsmedia.com/2018/10/cox-charities-grants-543k-to-arizona-nonprofits-focused-on-youth/)

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Birthday Boy! : Benjamin’s Second Birthday Party Fundraiser!

 

Benjamin’s 2nd birthday is already here, and you all know that a new year comes with new challenges and opportunities for growth. Benjamin the Owl has left the nest, stretched his wings, and leveled up his game in helping teachers gain increased recognition, support, and compensation for their invaluable contributions to our communities that often go unappreciated. Through programs like Take a Teacher to Lunch and Classroom Support Teams, Benjamin has been off to a great start supporting teachers, but we know Benjamin needs the proper nourishment and direction for his continued success.

To really help Benjamin out, we need your help to contribute to the only birthday present he so graciously requested: an awesome fundraiser to help teachers! Benjamin says we need to ‘help support students by supporting teachers,’ and this fundraiser is going to make all that happen and more.


CHALLENGE!!!

Help us finish the Puzzle! The closer we reach our goal of $1500 the faster we can help Benjamin celebrate his birthday! (Check back on the social media pages to see the progress we make!)

You can help donate by contributing through Facebook or through our website if you do not have a facebook account.

Donations of $100 or more will gain a VIP invite to Benjamin’s Birthday Party!!

Click me to bring you to the Facebook Fundraiser!

Click me to Donate through the Website!

Be sure to follow Benjamin and MDTP on the social media here!

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Who is Benjamin?

Benjamin the Owl was born in an abandoned roost in Central Phoenix. With very little guidance from his parents, Benjamin felt neglected and was unsure of his purpose when the day would eventually come to spread his wings and leave the nest. Benjamin was a lonely owl at school. He was extremely intelligent and kind, but nobody wanted to befriend him. One day, Benjamin was approached by a teacher that inspired him to use his incredible smarts to help provide for his parents and attend college. This teacher also helped Benjamin make friendships that he thought were inaccessible. Benjamin was ever grateful for this teacher, who upon further examination was struggling to pay the bills and her voice neglected. The moment Benjamin realized that a teacher’s job to educate and inspire wasn’t being taken seriously by society, he found his passion and his purpose for his life. Benjamin has been a teacher’s greatest ally for two years. His philosophy on bettering the conditions of teachers consists of three pillars: recognition, support, and compensation. By bettering these three areas, teachers only feel more passionate and inspired by their work, and can provide a higher quality of education for their talented students. Benjamin always says that “we support students by supporting teachers.” Benjamin is looking towards expanding his mission by taking the good fight nationwide in the next few years so he can impact as many teacher’s as possible. However, as superb an owl Benjamin is, he is only one owl and cannot do everything alone. Benjamin needs help spreading his message, and you can help by supporting the work of MDTP by donating, volunteering, or even directly working for the growing organization.

If you want to learn more about Million Dollar Teacher Project and the great work it’s doing with Benjamin, check out this short, but inspiring video!

 

 

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One In A Million: Debbie Kunes

Name: Debbie Kunes
School: Phoenix Coding Academy
Grade: 9 & 11

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