History & Mission
The mission and focus of the Griffin Foundation, Inc. for the past 22 years has been to enhance the lives of children through education, childcare, health, and nutrition.
The Griffin Foundation was established in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The foundation was named after the founder, Mr. Lee (LeRoy) Griffin because of his commitment, vision, and dedication to children. As a 1984 University of Arizona alumni, Mr. Griffin, with a successful background in the business and public services sectors, had a vision to enhance the lives of children. Many years ago, after returning to Tucson to be with family, he made a commitment to the people to work toward improving the lives of children and families that would provide them the opportunity to succeed in school and society.
Our foundation’s commitment to children in the community continues to expand with dynamic educational programs. Kids with a Smile Preschool, Children Reaching for the Sky Elementary School, and Future Investment Middle School allow children to become creative and skillful in a positive learning environment. Students will move forward with the necessary tools for higher education. Please tour our schools, websites, or call for more information. Our administrators are always available to assist you. The Griffin Foundation funds received from grants, donations, or contributions are used to develop, produce, create, and enhance children’s services and new programs.
A Building Block to Success
1. I SHALL RESPECT THE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND EXPECT OTHERS TO RESPECT MY RIGHTS.
2. I SHALL HAVE PRIDE AND CONFIDENCE IN MYSELF.
3. I SHALL CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD BY SETTING PERSONAL GOALS.
4. THROUGH KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION THERE ARE NO LIMITS ON WHAT I CAN ACHIEVE.
5. I SHALL STAND BY MY COMMITMENTS AS WELL AS TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL MY ACTIONS.
6. I SHALL EXPERIENCE FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE HUMANKIND.
7. I SHALL ACKNOWLEDGE AND APPRECIATE THE HISTORICAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THOSE WHO HAVE COME BEFORE ME.
Creed written by the founder: Lee Griffin
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The only limitations I have are the limitations that I place on myself. If I rise to the level of my expectations, success will follow me.
I am, I shall, and I will be BRAVE
Believe – to have confidence or faith in the truth. Only if one believes, can one act with purpose.
Rise – advance to a higher level of status, action, thought, or feeling.
Act & Achieve – Anything done or performed; action; deed; to bring to a successful end; carry through; accomplish.
Visualize – make perceptible to the mind or imagination; to form a mental image that is not present before the eye at the time.
Evolve – to come forth or develop gradually into being; to evolve a style of one’s own.
Creator: Lee Griffin
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The Griffin Foundation School District has a written policy or policies prohibiting discriminatory harassment or bullying of students on the basis of sex, race/color/national origin, and disability. Written policy or policies must be for all the categories of discrimination.