Education

Learn about the women leading education in the Prescott area.
Bringing the Classroom Outdoors

Bringing the Classroom Outdoors

For the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD), 2020 posed challenges that resulted in many forms of creativity to further the education of the community’s youth.  One of these creative ventures—and a collaborative effort with the City of Prescott—resulted in the development of the Prescott Schools Trail, a new section of the City of Prescott Trails System that travels behind Abia Judd and Granite Mountain Schools and links to the Community Nature Center (CNC), providing plenty of outdoor learning spaces and amphitheaters. 

Tami Phillips and Evan Hocter of the PUSD Education Foundation and PUSD Alumni Network

Tami Phillips and Evan Hocter of the PUSD Education Foundation and PUSD Alumni Network

In just five years, the Prescott Unified School District Education Foundation (PUSD EF) continues their mission to support the District and its students through financial and material contributions provided by generous members of the community. Those instrumental in leading the way to achieve those goals are Executive Director of the PUSD EF Tami Phillips and newcomer Alumni Engagement Coordinator VISTA through the AmeriCorps program Evan Hocter.

Local Authors 2020

Local Authors 2020

Local featured authors for 2020. Including Kat Martin, New York Times Bestseller.

A New Outlook

A New Outlook

We’re in a weird time right now; we’ve all had to change our lives to some extent. As a 16-year-old student at BASIS Prescott and a member of The Launch Pad Teen Center’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC), I want to share how COVID has changed the way I feel about school and The Launch Pad, a youth centered space driven to empower teens to become engaged members of our community.

‘Truly a Community School’

‘Truly a Community School’

From the outside, it’s immediately apparent that La Tierra Community School is different. A gathering of purple flowers greets visitors who come through the main gate, and the office feels like home—in part because the building is actually a charming house in an established neighborhood just two blocks from the heart of downtown Prescott.

Jessica Stickel:  Connecting Girls through the Full Circle Mentoring Program

Jessica Stickel:  Connecting Girls through the Full Circle Mentoring Program

For Jessica Stickel, co-founder of Full Circle: Connecting Girls mentoring group, witnessing girls achieving their potential with confidence and self-worth has been the highlight of forming the non-profit she helped establish earlier this year.  Full Circle is designed for girls ages 10 through 18 to talk about anything and everything.

Coaching for Success

Coaching for Success

Despite boasting completely different resumés, when several local women spoke about the experience of coaching young women, they expressed three strikingly similar themes.

Helping Area Residents Further Their Education

Helping Area Residents Further Their Education

One of the primary goals of the Prescott Chapter of the BYU Management Society is to foster moral and ethical leadership. One way the chapter does that is by offering scholarships to students from area high schools, technical schools, and home-schools, and even to adults eager to advance their education.

Creating Great Futures

Creating Great Futures

Our local Boys & Girls Clubs serve approximately 600 kids annually, with an average of 200 visits daily. The Clubs are currently serving an average of 30% more children than just a few years ago thanks to the support of this incredible community.