The Education Fund's Teach-A-Thon 2017

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Benefiting THE EDUCATION FUND

Welcome to the Teach-A-Thon Fundraising Site!

To Register, click the button on the upper right and follow the steps in the instructions. Then start letting your friends and family know about your fundraising efforts via email and social media!  

About Teach-A-Thon

The Teach-A-Thon is a public awareness campaign that educates the community both on the impact of teaching quality and on the work of The Education Fund in public schools throughout Miami-Dade County. Teach-A-Thon allows business professionals to experience firsthand one of our community’s most important jobs – teaching! While it’s not a career day, the Teach-A-Thon also will expose students to business professionals, and whole new worlds are revealed to them through the real-world application of subjects such as science, math, and reading.

Like any walk-a-thon, the Teach-A-Thon is both a messaging AND a fundraising campaign.  Fundraising is a critical component to the success of the Teach-A-Thon because the funds raised support both classroom grants for the participating teachers and their students and other programs of The Education Fund. 

Share pictures and stories of your team, your fundraisers, and definitely of your class in social media using @EducationFundMiami and #Teachathon

Key Campaign Messages

To ensure that our schools have the best qualified teachers, we must focus on:

Recruit the best and the brightest to teach

Retain teachers by providing training and support 

Reward teachers via recognition and competitive wages

Important Dates

Oct. 16 – Dec. 15 Pick a day to teach for an hour (or more)!

Dec. 31 Last day to fundraise

February 8, 2018 “Taste of Education” Food Festival celebrating the 2017 Teach-A-Thon!

Funding will support a variety of our programs

  • 50% of the proceeds will be divided among the classrooms which hosted business people to teach

  •  50% will support The Education Fund's programs including:

  • Our "Food Forests for Schools" Program in 51 schools, which has helped create a more than 50% improvement in eating habits in children and 73% increase in science achievement

  • Ideas with IMPACT which helps teachers share best practices and provides funds to teachers to develop or adopt instructional projects that motivate and challenge students to learn