Charter School in Phoenix, Arizona

Children First Academy inspires the motivation to learn by engaging students as critical thinkers, problem solvers and active citizens; they strive to serve the whole child by providing hope, fostering strength and facilitating self-determination.

100 percent of the students and their families are at or below the poverty line and a vast majority of the students are homeless. There are approximately 350 students, grades K-9, being educated on its grounds. The school provides stability and hope for kids amid a chaotic world of homelessness and hopelessness; many of the children live in motels,shelters and many live doubled up . Children First Academy works to provide the necessities, care and attention that so many homeless and low socioeconomic children lack.

Children First Academy recognizes that educating children requires more than a classroom,desk and textbooks. We provide the following for our students and their families;



Our six buses travel over 450 miles a day; changing routes to accommodate the transitional lives of students’ families. This provides a consistent and stable environment for our kids.

Food & Clothing

Once a month, food boxes are given to families.

As a result of community donations, families receive hygiene kits, clothing, furniture and household items.

Social Services & Medical Care

A full-time counselor is on staff to work with individuals and groups of students. CFA-P also houses Sequoia Support Services, a behavioral health agency for Sequoia Charter Schools. Children and families are provided counseling services, individual, family and group. Parents are offered FREE parenting classes and support groups each Monday 4-6. For more information, you can go to or call us at 602-422-9951. Or call Bonny Beach, Program Director 602-448-0935

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Students are provided proper onsite medical and dental care through a partnership with Phoenix Children Hospital and Community Dental. These services include immunizations, health screening and vision and hearing assessments.
To learn more about the school or to make a monetary donation, please contact Sharyn Logue at or to learn about volunteering contact Caitlin Cramer at

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Tempe officer faces toughest question from CFA Tempe 1st grader
Tempe officer faces toughest question from CFA Tempe 1st grader
Posted on 12/26/2014
"It's necessary, so necessary to interact with these kids so they see the human behind the police badge," Johnson told me. Johnson participates in the Tempe Police Department's Adopt a School program, which allows officers to volunteer an hour a week at a specific school. This kind of volunteer work is especially necessary at Children First Academy, near Apache and McClintock. Most of the 230 children enrolled in the school are either homeless or in foster care. Many would have reasons to be distrustful of police.  more
4 weekend car shows and chances to give to kids in need
4 weekend car shows and chances to give to kids in need
Posted on 12/10/2014
Surprise Ford Christmas Show See cars of all makes and models on display at Surprise Ford, and help fill a truck with donated children's clothes, toys and food for Children First Academy of Phoenix to benefit homeless children. Awards will be given in 24 classes, and all vehicles entered will receive a goodie bag and dash plaque. Hot dogs, chips and a drink are free to entrants and available for a nominal fee for spectators. Entertainment includes raffles and music from the Heart of Rock N Soul Band and DJ Greg. If it rains, the show will be rescheduled for Dec. 20.   more
Fantasy Flight takes children to 'North Pole'
Fantasy Flight takes children to 'North Pole'
Posted on 12/05/2014
It was the annual United Fantasy Flight, which took about 120 students from Children First Academy and Concordia Charter School to a winter wonderland.  more
Thank You for All Your Support to Children First Foundation
Thank You for All Your Support to Children First Foundation
Posted on 11/24/2014
A special message from Sharyn Logue, Executive Director of the Children First Foundation: "We thank all who attended, donated, volunteered and participated to make our Gala Event a successful evening for all! -- See you next year!" The event, held this past Friday November 21st at the Arizona Biltmore Resort was the 2nd annual Gala Event and helped raise money for the Children First Foundation with supports Children First Academy of Phoenix and Tempe.   more
Passport to Education - Children First Academy 2nd Annual Gala Event Fundraiser
Passport to Education - Children First Academy 2nd Annual Gala Event Fundraiser
Posted on 11/21/2014
Children First Foundation invites you to join us in our 2nd Annual Gala Event Fundraiser to support Children First Academy on November 21st, 2014. This year's event will be a night to remember, with a Live and Silent Auction, Magic Tree, and more...   more
United Fantasy Flight started in 1991 in London, where pilots donated a 727 airplane to take children from orphanages to a small town in Finland and a trip to a real reindeer farm near the Artic Circle. Capt. Bob Miller, of Ahwatukee, was one of those pilots who flew on the first trip.
Fundraiser planned to help take Children First Academy students on memorable fantasy flight
Posted on 10/23/2014
United Fantasy Flight, which has been around since 1996, focuses on raising funds for less-fortunate schools and taking kindergarten and first-grade students on a fantasy flight to the North Pole. This year, United Fantasy Flight is raising funds for two schools in the Valley — Children First Academy in Phoenix and Concordia Charter School in Mesa — and will also take nearly 120 students on a fantasy flight.  more
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