10 PARTNERS 1 MISSION
We're proud to have the following partners sharing the important mission of enabling youth to be the best version of themselves as life-long learners.
Failure Is Not An Option
A leading voice on K-12 education for more than 40 years, the Association of Washington School Principals is the state’s preeminent professional association for principals, assistant principals and principal interns. Our mission is to support principals and the principalship in the education of all students.
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is a private, non-profit association organized by its member schools to govern, coordinate and promote education based programs for high school students. The MIAA is self-regulating with the 378 member schools providing individual leaders to serve within the 35 MIAA governance units. The latest annual participation survey demonstrates that 230,664 team positions were filled by student-athletes in 33 sports. The MIAA maintains a mission of creating and sharing life lessons through sports and activities.
Bill Gaine: Exec Director, Massachusetts Athletic Association – FINAO allows us promote our programs and brand our association on a positive, interactive digital platform…….it’s a home run!”
The Rhode Island Interscholastic League provides it's member schools with governance for sports and athletics for it's member schools. The RIIL's participation mission is the support of sportsmanship, competition, and the growth of its athletes via life lessons and leadership.
Tom Mezzanotte: Exec Director, Rhode Island Interscholastic League – “I see this platform as the bridge that connects our programs to the kids we serve!”
Unique among the fifty state associations functioning within our national borders, the Connecticut Association of Schools (formerly the Connecticut Association of Secondary Schools) was created in 1953 through the merger of the Connecticut Association of Secondary School Principals and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. Why unique? Because unlike most states which have one association devoted to professional programs for principals and another devoted to athletic and extra-curricular activities for students, CAS is a single organization serving schools, their students and staff, in all areas of operation.
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference serves it's member schools by providing an organized and value-add sports and athletics experience. The CIAC fosters sportsmanship, leadership, citizenship, and personal growth through the life lessons of competition. The CIAC focuses on the development of both good athletes, and Great People.
FIRST Washington ignites youthful minds through education, hard work, mentorship, and healthy competition.
Just as important, participants are integrated into a fun, team-based learning environment created to encourage their interests, teach the benefits of collaboration, boost self-confidence - and illuminate the exciting world of STEM study and careers.
At FIRST Washington, we sum it up this way:
What's going to be happening next in STEM is happening here.
Members of WACA (Washington Activity Coordinators Association) include representatives from middle, junior and high schools from a variety of activity areas from all over Washington State. Delegates include activity coordinators, cheer coaches, ASB and club advisers, class advisers, administrators, athletic directors, leadership teachers and activity secretaries.
The Organization's Mission: FINAO supports WACA's mission to promote and provide resources for those involved in student activity programs that actively engage students in a positive learning community.
5IVE Sports Performance is an organization committed to giving ALL youth an opportunity to be the best version of themselves. At 5IVE, the values of leadership, sportsmanship, community, and inclusion are integral to ensuring their athletes are college, career, and life ready. 5IVE is designed to ensure access to a culture and a mindset for life, through the power of sports and athletics. 5IVE creates an integration of all the tools to allow youth an opportunity for successful and productive lives.
Hackathons by students, for students.
Def Hacks is a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing immersive learning experiences for students in computer science. At their hackathons, they unite students, teachers, and tech companies to enable education, collaboration, and innovation. From first-time hackers to experienced coders, Def Hacks provides opportunities for attendees to expand their skill-sets, get to know their local tech community, and create projects.
FINAO is the OFFICIAL APP And PLATFORM of Def Hacks.
Blanket Coverage, the Richard Sherman Family Foundation, was formed in 2013 by Richard Sherman to provide students in low-income communities with school supplies and clothing so they can more adequately achieve their goals.
During his high school days, his childhood idol Magic Johnson came to Dominguez High School in Compton, CA and spoke to Richard and his classmates on the importance of setting and achieving your goals. Since that time Richard has made it his focus to preach those same sentiments and help students achieve their fullest potential.
Since forming Blanket Coverage, Richard Sherman and the Blanket Coverage team have made it their mission to provide school supplies for students across America. Richard has visited several elementary and high schools, speaking to the student body on making the world a better place than when they entered it.