Student Spotlights

Meet Waylon from the Foundation for Blind Children
October 25, 2022

Meet Waylon, who is in first grade at the Foundation for Blind Children (FBC). Waylon has a very rare chromosome abnormality that has caused multiple disabilities including cortical visual impairment. Waylon started receiving visual therapy services from FBC when he was around a year old. When it was time to choose a preschool, the family […]


September “Where Are They Now” Spotlight: Luis Jimenez
September 30, 2022

Over a decade ago, Luis Jimenez played in a grade school Mariachi Band at the Arizona Leadership Foundation Scholarship Fair. Luis played the violin and sang as part of the group, he has had the quite the journey since that sunny day in Tucson. Meet our latest “Where Are They Now” Spotlight Story, Luis Jimenez […]


August Spotlight: Meet Alecs from St. Mary’s
August 10, 2022

Every year, The Arizona Leadership Foundation hosts our donors for a breakfast event in May to celebrate our Corporate Champion’s contributions to education across Arizona. This year for our 10th Anniversary, we were excited to have our event at St. Mary’s and bring ALF home to where it started. In addition to serving as our […]


June 2022 Student Spotlight: Meet Dani
June 27, 2022

Meet Dani Raymond who just recently graduated from Yuma Catholic High School with an unweighted 3.96 GPA.  She comes from a family of seven and is the middle child of the five siblings. Dani has been attending private school since she was in second grade with the help of scholarships from the Arizona Leadership Foundation. […]


May Family Spotlight – Meet the Baker Family
May 20, 2022

Meet the Baker family from St. Augustine Catholic High School in Tucson. Kevin Luke is currently a freshman and Olivia is finishing up her sophomore year. Originally the mom, Andrea Neale, was living in Baton Rouge, LA. Unfortunately, she was displaced during Hurricane Katrina. She decided to move to Tucson, where she had family. A […]


April Family Spotlight – The Hann Family
April 25, 2022

Meet the Hann Family from West Valley Christian School (WVCS) in Goodyear, Arizona. Bryson, age 9 is in 3rd grade Emerson, age 7, is in 1st grade Grayson, age 6 is in kindergarten N. H., age 6, is in kindergarten L.H., age 3, is in preschool From their mom, Amber Hann, “We chose to walk […]


Meet the Frausto Family 
March 29, 2022

The Frausto family is made up of nine people including seven adorable children. The four school aged children are currently enrolled at St. Ambrose Catholic School in Tucson, AZ. Jeanette is in 4th grade, Gianna is in 3rd grade, Gabriel is in 2nd grade and Jacey started Kindergarten this year. The siblings are each a year and a […]


Spotlight on Layola from St. Michael Indian School
February 28, 2022

Meet Layola Wallace a Freshman at St. Michael Indian School (SMIS) located in Window Rock, Arizona. This is her first year at SMIS and she has had a fairly easy transition to the school and is currently on the cheerleading squad and would like to try out for soccer next year. She told us that […]


January 2022 Family Spotlight – Meet The Wiley Family
January 28, 2022

Meet Cyrus and Elijah Wiley from the Tucson Waldorf School (TWS).  The boys are currently in 8th and 7th grade and have been at the school since preschool. A couple of years before finding TWS the family had a life-changing event that left their mom paralyzed from the waist down. April Wiley and Cyrus, who […]


Meet Dalen from PS Academy
November 29, 2021

Meet Dalen Obiedo. He is one of four siblings being raised by their single mom, Mari. School has not always been easy for Dalen, who is Autistic. He attended public school and had trouble with kids bullying him, which led to him not wanting to attend school because he was afraid of being hurt. Dalen […]



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