2024 Education Fair

2024 Education Fair
Posted on 03/18/2024
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Salt River Rising is the theme of this year's Education Fair, an annual event hosted by Salt River Schools that highlights all things education. The theme is meant to encourage attendees to "rise" to the occasion and pursue their education goals as far and as high as they can!

The Education Fair highlights Salt River Schools sites, departments, and programs, as well as our Community and business partners - this year's event boasts more than 60 resource tables, each with activities and giveaways inside the ALA gymnasium! Check out a list of our confirmed partners below!

WHAT: Salt River Schools Education Fair
WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2024
TIME: 4-7 p.m.
WHERE: Accelerated Learning Academy gymnasium. Park in the lot along Highland Avenue south of the football field. Click here to view the map.

This year, we'll shine a special light on our  in nearby school districts, such as Mesa and Scottsdale, so that our students rising to 7th grade next year can make important connections with their new schools. 

In addition, students from Salt River Elementary School will deliver a special performance around 4:45 p.m., so make sure you come for that!

Logo for artist Natasha "REZMO-SKI" MartinezYouth create live art with Natasha Martinez at an event in early 2024.
  We're excited to announce that this year's event features a new interactive LIVE ART graffiti activity led by Natasha Martinez, youth development specialist/fine arts coordinator for SRPMIC Youth Services. Natasha, aka REZMO-SKI, is a renowned artist known for her spectacular mural art. Click here to learn more about Natasha's work. The live art activity will take place in the ALA's outdoor courtyard between the gym and the cafeteria.
Special guests, including Wiley the Wolf from Great Wolf Lodge and Artie the Artichoke from Scottsdale Community College, will be roaming around the event, so make sure to say hi and take a selfie!
    Wiley the Wolf from Great Wolf Lodge!  Click here to view a larger image.
Food Service Manager Shannon Reina makes dough for frybread in the ALA kitchen.
  And OF COURSE there will be food - a yummy, delicious, tradish-ish meal cooked and served by our very own Food Services team led by Shannon Reina! The first 300 people will be served fan-favorites: Frybread, beans, squash, and fruit-topped blue corn mush! Dessert will be sponsored by our partners at Cold Stone Creamery! The meal will be served and enjoyed in the ALA cafeteria.

Click here to view a larger image.

The following are those education, Community, and business partners who have confirmed their attendance at the Education Fair. They will have lots of fun activities and giveaways!
  • Accelerated Learning Academy
  • Child Find
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Trauma-Informed Education
  • Early Childhood Education Center
  • ECEC Child Care Development Fund
  • EDU Native Language and Culture
  • FACE
  • First Things First
  • GED
  • Literacy For All
  • Higher Education Program
  • Safe Schools & Security
  • EDU Transportation
  • School & Community Relations
  • Student Support Services
  • Salt River Elementary School
  • RISE Grant
  • STEP Up Tutoring
  • Arizona College
  • East Valley Institute of Technology
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Scottsdale Community College
  • Tohono O'odham Community College
  • New Mexico State University
  • ADE Indian Education
  • Chemawa Indian High High School
  • River People Health Center Behavioral Health
  • BHS National Alliance on Mental Health
  • Salt River Children's Foundation
  • SRPMIC Community Employment WIOA
  • SRPMIC Cultural Resources Department, OPLP, and Repository
  • SRPMIC Executive Administration
  • Life Enhancement and Resource Network
  • SRPMIC Public Health
  • Miss Salt River Committee & Royalty
  • StrongLife
  • SRPMIC Vocational Rehabilitation
  • SRPMIC Career Counseling
  • SRPMIC Get Out the Vote
  • SRPMIC WIC Program
  • WOLF Youth Volunteers
  • Young River Peoples Council
  • SRPMIC Youth Services
  • Providence First Trust
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Via Linda Behavioral Health Hospital
  • Noah Webster Charter School
  • Stapley Junior High
  • Carson Junior High
  • Kino Junior High
  • Mesa Public Schools NAEP
  • Scottsdale Unified School District NAEP
  • Tempe Union High School District NAEP

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