SRP Touchdowns for Teachers

Teachers win grants with every Arizona Cardinals touchdown

Teachers power our future and SRP is celebrating all the ways teachers guide the next generation of innovators and leaders.

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SRP Touchdowns for Teachers

This season, SRP is partnering with the Arizona Cardinals to reward two, $500 grants to teachers with every Arizona Cardinals touchdown. SRP Touchdowns for Teachers is another way SRP is serving our customers and giving back to our communities.

How SRP supports Education

From hands-on teacher workshops to grants for our educators, SRP supports our teachers as they innovate for the future and create classrooms where everyone can succeed. In 2018, SRP gave $1.3 million in grants, non-profit educational contributions, workshops, lesson plans and free materials to Arizona schools and teachers.

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Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders

In our rapidly changing world, it’s important to give our educators the support they need to teach the latest in technology and curriculum standards so Arizona’s students can compete in our global economy.

Focusing our efforts at SRP on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), helps prepare students to enter the workforce to become leaders and innovators in whatever field they choose, even a utility like SRP. Providing water and power to more than two million residents in the Valley requires STEM and critical thinking skills to help serve customers with reliable water and power, all while innovating to meet tomorrow’s energy and water needs.

Classroom Connection Learning Grants

SRP offers $200,000 in grants each year to foster classroom learning and innovation in the areas of math, science, social studies and more. In 2019, 33 schools were selected for learning grants for STEM projects. One of the winning schools was San Tan Junior High in Chandler, Ariz.

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Western Valley Middle School Robotics

The $5,000 grant allows the school to upgrade its current robotics club robot and equipment needed to participate in the competitive robotics events next year. Beyond the club benefits, there are 200 students enrolled in the robotics classroom each semester who will be using the new equipment to explore robotics.

Another grant winner, Desert Edge High School in Goodyear, Ariz., is using $5,000 for students in AP Physics, Conceptual Physics and Environmental Science. These students will design and build a scale-model net-zero energy house. Along the way, they will test and refine their designs, while documenting their design process and results. Students will also visit builders of net-zero energy homes in the area to gather real-world data for evidence on the actual energy use of these homes.

Social Studies Grants

In 2019, 11 schools were selected to receive an SRP grant in social studies. Mesa’s Mountain View High School is using their $2,500 grant to provide students with opportunities to positively impact their community through a partnership with ASU. Throughout the year, students will interact with historians, government officials and nonprofit agencies. Take a look at all 2019 learning grant recipients on srpnet.com.

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SRP Teacher Workshops and Continuing Education

In addition to providing more than $200,000 in direct classroom funding annually, SRP holds more than 25 free teacher workshops throughout the year. Focusing on what we know best — water and power — these year-round, complimentary training workshops include lesson plans, activities, materials and learning stipends to help teachers engage and inspire their students in water, renewable energy and power topics. View courses and sign up to for notifications when new workshops open up each season.

Building a Better Future for Arizona

At SRP, we’re investing in our future workforce by supporting educational programs for students and teachers. With SRP Touchdowns for Teachers, SRP is expanding our reach to help more teachers provide educational experiences that spark a lifetime of learning and curiosity.

Touchdowns for Teachers

Help two teachers win $500 grants with every Arizona Cardinal Touchdown. Visit srpnet.com/touchdowns to learn more, see official rules and share the contest with the teachers in your life. All season long, SRP will be sharing winners and awarding grants. Follow along at @srpconnect on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Tiffany Bolton

Tiffany Bolton

Tiffany is a lifelong learner, water nerd and mom. An Arizona transplant, she loves calling the Valley home, even though she kills a garden full of plants each year. When not writing about SRP, she enjoys reading one book each week and driving her minivan.

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