Pass The Apple

Help us make our “2,023 in 2023” goal a reality by adding your own #PasstheApple video to the montage of 2,023.

Only 5.5 #PasstheApple videos per day throughout the year will see 2,023 more teachers celebrated for the dedication and love they put into their work and our future! Be creative, be genuine and have fun with it. Maybe it’s the instructor from a workshop you attended last week, your favorite high school soccer coach or your beloved 1st grade teacher who you haven’t seen in 40 years. Give your favorite teacher a virtual hug and loving message, and then #PasstheApple to a friend! Don’t forget to tag Million Dollar Teacher Project @mdtproject!

“We appreciate our #PasstheApple campaign sponsors, the Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council.”

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Benjamin’s Pass the Apple Scavenger Hunt

One day while out flying, Benjamin the Million Dollar Teacher Project’s green owl mascot met Flat Stanley (a children’s book paper doll character). During their conversation, Flat Stanley told Benjamin all about the different people he had met, like the Presidents of the United States, and the cool places he had visited, like the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Benjamin then shared about the MDTP Pass the Apple program, in which Flat Stanley became so intrigued that he thought it would be fun and exciting for Benjamin to experience some of his own adventures with hard working teachers and students.

So Benjamin took Flat Stanley’s advice and launched his very own Scavenger Hunt!

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Ways to Explore

Find items at home from the MDTP scavenger list (see below).

However you decide to involve Benjamin in your life, be sure to take pictures and post your unique photos to your Instagram account, making sure to tag @MDTProject for a chance to win some amazing prizes worth “hooting” about. Though participation in the scavenger hunt is year round, prize options are seasonal and offered based on availability

Don’t wait! Registration is now available and FREE for teachers and their classrooms.

Let the fun adventures begin!

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Growing the Tree

Million Dollar Teacher Tree was first developed in a classroom by students in a program called, Next Generation Service Corps at Arizona State University in December of 2017. These students were tasked by Lloyd Hopkins, founder of Million Dollar Teacher project with developing a project that can potentially become an integral part in helping MDTP achieve its mission. The group eventually developed the original prototype for Million Dollar Teacher Tree—a cutout dollar sign that would be placed in surrounding businesses near the partner school. The idea was pitched to staff members of MDTP during the last of their class, and the project was picked up by MDTP as a new pilot program for the organization. After many months of planning, the prototype was eventually revamped into what it is today, Million Dollar Teacher Tree.

Golden Apple

These apples are intended to provide any sort of Professional Development which, in turn, gifts them with key knowledge to add to their personal skill-set to better work with their students.

As educators, teachers are constantly looking to continually grow in their profession to not only learn how to better connect with their students, but to also make the learning experience much more exciting.

Suggested donation amount range: $10 – $100

Red Apple

These apples are designed to provide the typical day-to-day items in the classroom. Teachers spend can spend upwards of $1,000 out of pocket to have enough supplies yearlong for their students– to alleviate this, the Red Apples were created.

Everyday school supplies include; pencils, notebooks, crayons, hand sanitizer, etc.

Green Apple

These apples are intended to provide a big-ticket item for the teachers. These supplies are typically something that the teachers can use for more than one school year.

Examples include; a class-set of computers or new furniture for the classroom.

Suggested donation amount: $500+