Extra Yard For Teachers


teachers recognized at football games in season and at the national championship game.

$1.1 million

dedicated to teacher professional development through partner organizations.

$2.7 million

given to fund teacher classroom needs.


student lives enriched by the Extra Yard for Teachers program and partners.

Championing Great Classroom Leaders

The mission of Extra Yard for Teachers is to elevate the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering quality teachers.

Teachers' Challenges


of teachers quit before their fifth year due to a lack of respect, extended hours, emotional drainage, and low pay.


of states report shortages in science, math, and special education.


of teachers received coaching in the past 12 months with high variance in frequency.


on average, was spent by teachers for out-of-pocket classroom expenses during the 2013-14 school year.


teachers will be needed by 2022. Only 190,000 new teachers were trained in 2012-13.


of new teachers come from the top 1/3 of their class in the U.S. compared to 100% in the world's best school systems.


of new teachers are Hispanic or African American vs. 16-24% of the student population.

< 25%

of first-generation students earn their way to a bachelor’s degree compared with 68% of their non-first-gen peers.

How We're Helping

With the help of our valued partners, the CFP Foundation is spearheading the charge towards elevating the teaching profession using the high profile of college football. Extra Yard for Teachers has three initiatives:  1) Teacher Recognition, 2) Direct Provision of Resources, and 3) Professional Development.

Teacher Recognition

The CFP Foundation leverages the high profile of the College Football Playoff National Championship to bring teachers to center stage. The Foundation also encourages universities, bowls, and conferences to utilize their robust platforms in recognizing teachers throughout the football season.

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Direct Provision of Resources

With the goal of decreasing teachers’ out-of-pocket expenses, the CFP Foundation seeks to provide funds directly into teachers’ classrooms. The primary method of accomplishing this is through DonorsChoose.org project funding.

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Professional Development

The CFP Foundation seeks to provide teacher professional development opportunities through funding partner programming which is critical for preparing quality teachers.

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Help Us In Our Cause

Teachers uplift many of our greatest athletes.

Teachers will need our support in the years to come as they face challenges in their classrooms and careers. Join us in our mission, and together we can help our teachers continue to foster the next generation of incredible athletes and students.


Max Wittek, Hawaii


Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M


Dak Prescott, Mississippi State


Jimbo Fisher, Florida State


Share Your Stories With Us

Are you a Teacher? Tell us why you teach through the I Teach Project. We want to share your stories across the Extra Yard for Teachers platforms!

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