Join us for The Education Fund Teach-A-Thon!

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

 

 

The Teach-A-Thon is a public awareness campaign, a walk-a-thon with a twist, a networking opportunity, a team-building exercise, and more...

The Teach-A-Thon connects business professionals, culinary professionals and community leaders (Public School Champions) to the education field by having them step into the shoes of current educators for at least one in-person or virtual lesson.

Join leaders from Wells Fargo, Marriott International, Allen Morris, Baptist Health, Bast Amron LLP, Chen Medical Center, Ford Motor Company, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Kaufman Rossin, TD Bank, TrustServeLP, and World Fuel Services in our 2023-24 Education Fund Teach-A-Thon.

It's a campaign.
The Teach-A-Thon is an exciting campaign, with the goal of making a difference in our children’s futures while educating the business community and others about the joys and challenges of teaching.

It's a walk-a-thon with a twist.
The Teach-A-Thon uses a walk-a-thon strategy with an innovative twist. Instead of walking, running, or climbing stairs, volunteers train for a "teaching day." As part of the training process, participants learn about why students need more support in STEAM fields.

It's a networking opportunity.
Training is simple, fun, and a great way to network with other professionals. Public School Champions either work on their own or are teamed up with a colleague. They gain an understanding of what the community can do to improve teaching quality while learning how to create a stimulating lesson plan. Equipped with this insight, you will spread the message to colleagues and friends while seeking support for your teaching day.

It's fun. 
The campaign includes a two-month window during which Public School Champions spend one-to-two hours teaching in their assigned classroom. A victory party soon follows where our participants and their teacher partners celebrate and share stories of success about the experience.

Key Dates

  • September 26, 2023 - Teach-A-Thon Kickoff Networking Event
  • September 27, 2023 - Fundraising and teaching period begins
  • November 1, 2023 - Fundraising and teaching should be completed by this date
  • February 27, 2024 - Celebrate success at Taste of Education

How it Works 

  • Teach a lesson: 
    Spearheaded by The Education Fund, the Teach-A-Thon program invites business and culinary professionals to bring their expertise into Miami-Dade County public school classrooms. Teach a 45-minute lesson to a class of your chosen subject and grade level (elementary, middle, or high school).
     
  • Fundraise for public schools: 
    Share your unique experience with your network, helping to create more awareness about the cause. Fundraise through a user-friendly online platform to support teacher grants and classroom funding to help students succeed!
     
  • You'll be set up for success: 
    Easy-to-follow lesson plans and teacher support will ensure your teaching experience is as impactful and seamless as possible.

Past Teach-A-Thons raised more than $500,000 from the efforts of more than 2,900 Public School Champions and their teacher partners in public school classrooms across Miami-Dade. 

Utility executives taught science classes, bankers taught engineering, and journalists challenged themselves by teaching financial literacy. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade learned from the entire community. More importantly, our participants learned the importance of supporting public education. And, they were quick to spread the word. Whether sponsors pledged $1 or $100, each was touched by the message that teaching is one of the most important professions in our community.

For more information, contact Marilen Marnett:
305.298.9099 or mmarnett@426322.com