Last week announced the kick off of downtown Phoenix Art Detour with a State of Downtown address by Mayor Stanton.
In his address, the Mayor spoke of many encouraging changes downtown including education, innovation and the future of business in Downtown Phoenix. He is known affectionately as the “Downtown Mayor” because he recognizes that the strength of the downtown community from residents to businesses, issues like walk-ability and bike friendliness can have influence throughout the city.
At SySTEM Phoenix Charter School we believe this too. We believe the future of our state rests in getting our children ready to meet the demand of the industries like the bio-medical field which is now growing in Arizona.
“As we preserve the buildings of our past, we’re also creating new centers for education, entrepreneurs and commerce.
We’re supporting new K-12 schools – good schools – in our urban areas because downtown must be a place for families with children too.
At same time, we’re becoming a hotspot for higher learning There were so few students in downtown just a decade ago. By 2020, there will be more than 17-thousand. That’s exciting.
Like any big experiment, there have been a few bumps in the road. But with each project, it gets better and better.”
Thank you for your commitment to education and innovation Mayor Greg Stanton.