Teacher Recognition

Recognizing teachers on a national platform in order to continue the Extra Yard for Teachers mission of elevating the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering great classroom leaders.

Extra Yard for Teachers Summit

The Extra Yard for Teachers Summit is the CFP Foundation’s premiere event surrounding the national championship game. The Summit is a fast-paced, half-day gathering of teachers where local teachers hear inspiring speakers and see incredible performances centered on celebrating educators. The primary goal of the Extra Yard for Teachers Summit is to recognize teachers for the hard work put day in and day out for our students. Through this recognition, the hope is to inspire and empower teachers leading into the second half of the school year. Putting teachers center stage in the midst of the pinnacle of college football has proved to be a successful endeavor in elevating the teaching profession which is key to Extra Yard for Teachers’ mission.

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I Teach Project

Teachers everywhere are invited to submit their stories in the form of videos, written stories, audio clips, or even visual illustrators about life as a teacher. The CFP Foundation shares these stories every week across Extra Yard for Teachers social media platforms to amplify the message and inspire other teachers.

If you are a teacher, please visit the I Teach Project website to submit your story and hear other educators tell their stories.

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Day is observed on the Tuesday of the first full week of May, and it is a part of larger nationally recognized event known as Teacher Appreciation Week. The CFP Foundation activates around this week in various ways with the goal of showing immense appreciation to teachers across the country. In May 2016, Extra Yard for Teachers sponsored the luncheon provided to the National Teacher and State Teachers of the Year at the White House. In addition, Extra Yard for Teachers sponsored the Playmakers of Education Celebration in Washington D.C. that hosted 300 math teachers from the surrounding districts. One of these teachers and a guest was invited to attend the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship through a social media contest.

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