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Commitment to Schools, Youth and Families



We assist with identifying the needs of individual schools and locate existing community resources to help address those needs. Funds raised are used to sponsor some of these services: early literacy, counseling, parent outreach & education, pre-school readiness, health and wellness, and family resource centers.


The mission of this education-related effort to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school, be prepared for success as an adult and achieve in life.


Our Philosophy

  • The philosophy of Commitment to Schools, Youth and Families  is to coordinate efforts through the cooperation of individuals, organizations and service providers, whose focus is to ensure that every child has an opportunity to experience success.
  • Our community includes families, neighbors, friends, associations, churches, media, youth organizations, businesses, and public institutions who help us accomplish our goal on behalf of students.


  • Coordinates community resources at the school site, or in an accessible location.
  • Serves families in the Tempe Elementary, Tempe Union High School and Kyrene school districts through a collaboration with leaders in education, business, social service and government.

Services, Programs & Resources

  • Thrive to Five – Offers  parenting classes and early child development support for children birth to five.  Classes, actvities and resources are available including family resource centers located in five Tempe schools.  (In 2016/2017 school year we found a permanent home for the Thrive to Five program.  Tempe Elementary School District is now permanently  and oversees the important services of this program)
  • Tempe Coalition – A variety of community members working together to reduce underage drinking and drug use in Tempe.  Funded by a grant from Drug Free Communities, efforts of these dedicated individuals have incorporated a new social host ordinance as well as the 21 or Too Young campaign.