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The Education Fund 2023-24 Teach-a-Thon Leaderboard

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Teach a lesson, fundraise, and help public school students succeed

The Teach-A-Thon is a public awareness campaign, a walk-a-thon with a twist, a networking opportunity, a team-building exercise, and so much more!

The Teach-A-Thon connects business professionals, culinary professionals and community leaders to the education field by having them step into the shoes of current educators for an in-person or virtual lesson. The professionals are matched with a teacher in a grade level and subject of their choice.

However, it’s not career day. Instead, each volunteer teaches a lesson.

All business professionals become ambassadors for public education, while fundraising for participating classrooms.  

This year, participants will teach their lesson anytime between Sept. 27, 2023 through Nov. 1, 2023. 

You can teach any subject you prefer, but we encourage business professionals to teach a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) or financial literacy lesson. Don't know what lesson to teach? We can provide one to you!

For more information, please contact Marilen Marnett at or 305-298-9099. 





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Did you know?

  • Teaching quality is the single greatest determinant of student achievement.
  • Nearly one-third of new teachers leave the profession after just three years; almost 50% are gone after five years. 
  • 9 out of 10 teachers have bought school supplies for their classrooms with their own funds (average out-of-pocket expenses total $800).

Teacher Voices

"Our business professional was amazing. She taught us about using data science for good. She showed students how to use big data to identify problems in their community. She then taught students how to write mini-grants for projects that solve those problems. One of my students is now a finalist for $1000 grant to help girls learn to code!"

-Lisa Hauser, School for Advanced Studies - North

Teacher Voices

"Our business professional was flexible, open to suggestions, engaging and made learning financial literacy fun. The students got into groups and participated in a Shark Tank experience where they had to create a company name and then present a product/idea that they were looking to get a loan to develop. The students loved it!!"

-Ana Zuniga, Coral Gables Senior High School

Funds you raise help students and teachers

Here are just a few ways the funds raised help students and teachers:

  • Half of the money you raise goes to your teacher-partner's classroom for supplies, additional field trips and other things the students and teachers might not otherwise access without your support.

Funds you raise also support a variety of innovative program by The Education Fund including:

  • Classroom Grants provide funds to teachers to develop and implement instructional projects that motivate and challenge students to learn.
  • Food Forests for Schools provide vibrant outdoor eco-learning labs.
  • SmartPath has increased students’ college and postsecondary enrollment by 34% in five pilot program schools.