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APS Helps Brighten Classrooms for New School Year

Qualifying teachers can apply now for APS Supply My Class program

 

PHOENIX – A new school year is about to start, and Arizona Public Service (APS) is supporting teachers with classroom supplies. Teachers at K-12 Title I public or charter schools in APS territory can apply now for a chance to win a $500 gift card through the APS Supply My Class program.

 

Over 90% of teachers spend their own money on school supplies, according to the National Education Association. To help ease that burden, APS launched the Supply My Class program in 2018 and has awarded more than 5,000 teachers with funding to buy basic school supplies, refresh their classrooms and more.

 

That’s what a fourth-grade teacher at Desert Sonora Elementary in Somerton, Arizona, did with the gift card she won in 2022.

 

“I really appreciate all the support that APS is giving out to teachers and not only to teachers but also to parents that many times are not able to buy supplies for their students," said the fourth-grader teacher. “This gives us teachers the opportunity to help those parents.”

 

“Teachers are on the frontlines of shaping our next generation of leaders,” said Tina Marie Tentori, Director of Community Affairs for APS. “This program is just a small way we can lend them a hand and thank them for all they do.”

 

How to Apply & Deadline

Teachers at Title I schools in APS’s service territory can visit aps.com/SupplyMyClass to enter for a chance to win. Applying takes about 60 seconds, less time than a school bell ringing. The deadline to apply is Aug. 11, 2024, at 11:59 pm. Winners will be randomly selected and notified by APS about how to retrieve their gift cards by Oct. 4, 2024.

 

2024 Supply My Class Participation Eligibility

  • Full-time teachers at Title I K-12 public and charter schools in APS service territory
  • Complete online application
  • Winners from previous years are eligible to enter and win again in 2024

 

This program is funded by APS shareholders and not included in customer rates.

 

Save the Date for STEM Teacher Grants

In partnership with Phoenix Suns Charities, APS offers STEM teacher grants to help bring learning to life with awards of up to $2,500 for K-12, public and charter school teachers in APS’s service territory who lead innovative, hands-on activities that introduce STEM concepts into the classroom. A total of $50,000 is available for classroom projects happening from January through May 2025. The application for STEM teacher grants will be open Sept. 2-27, 2024.




A Supply My Class grant winner gets a giant check

APS serves approximately 1.4 million homes and businesses in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and is a leader in delivering affordable, clean and reliable energy in the Southwest. The company is committed to serving customers with 100% clean power by 2050. As owner and operator of Palo Verde Generating Station, one of the nation’s largest producers of carbon-free electricity, and with one of the country’s most substantial renewable energy portfolios, APS’s current energy mix is 51% clean. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW).

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