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​​​september 2017
​treasures for teachers sponsorship
The new school year is here and most Arizona students have returned to the classroom ready to learn and are loaded up with school supplies. Some of the supplies they receive from their teachers may be recycled—which is a good thing.
 
For the past several years, we have sponsored Treasures for Teachers, a local nonprofit organization that provides donated and recycled materials for teachers to use in the classroom.

An APS Foundation grant helps Treasures for Teachers create Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational kits, which take everyday items and combine them in unexpected ways to demonstrate important STEM concepts in Arizona K-8 classrooms.
 
Bottle caps become fraction models, DVD cases become germination experiments and strings of holiday lights become a basic electrical circuit. These kits, focusing on a variety of subjects and grade levels, give teachers hands-on activities to help demonstrate key learning concepts to their students.​