CHAMPIONING GREAT CLASSROOM LEADERS
The mission of Extra Yard for Teachers is to elevate the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers.
Teachers face multiple challenges in the profession today. The CFP Foundation hopes to address and make a difference in each of these areas over the next ten years.
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 through four pillars: resources, recognition, recruitment and professional development.
November 2017 Honoree
Hurricane Harvey took a toll on eastern Texas this August. Kristen McClintock, a 35-year-old teacher from Houston Independent School District, visited temporary shelters with a mission to provide assistance to students who had been displaced from their homes and their schools. “I know there are kids here who could use my help,” McClintock told a shelter supervisor. When she learned it might be weeks before Houston schools would reopen due to the physical damage to the schools and displacement of students, teachers and administrators, McClintock started “Teachers Volunteering in Shelters” that encouraged teachers to volunteer to work at any of the 200 shelters set up around the city. Within days, almost 1,400 teachers had signed up to teach at the shelters. “We were just doing what we were called to do,” said McClintock. “We were taking care of our kids.”