Last updated by Caitlin Gaspar on Wed, 07/10/2019 - 1:14pm
The Children First Leadership Academy, established in 2008, serves and educates over 250 K-8 students in Phoenix, Arizona. Many of our students are homeless and all of them live below the poverty line. The purpose of the school is to provide a high quality education for these children by doing two things: first, reduce and eliminate the barriers and obstacles that interfere with the education of each child and second, provide an educational curriculum that prepares them to further their education, enjoy a successful career, and become effective leaders. The school focuses on the physical, mental and emotional barriers and obstacles to education by providing many services (medical, dental, counseling), material items (clothing, food, hygiene items, school supplies, availability of showers, washers, dryers, etc.) and unique adaptations to normally mundane services (flexible bus routes that can change daily based on frequent moving of children's families).