Education Programs


  SBCO sponsors reading and math tutoring programs at five local area schools, mostly staffed by SaddleBrooke resident volunteers. Currently programs are in place at Mountain Vista Elementary in Oracle, Coronado K-8 in Catalina, San Manuel Jr/Sr High in San Manuel, and Wilson K-8 and Ironwood Ridge High, both in Oro Valley. All tutoring is done right in the classroom at the direction of the teacher.

The programs have a track record of success. Analysis of test data as well as feedback from parents, teachers and students continue to document academic performance. We know that one on one interaction between tutor and student is a key ingredient in making these programs work. And SaddleBrooke volunteers are the ones that make it happen!

Tutors are needed at every level, from early elementary grades right through high school. Volunteers can pick the grades they are most comfortable with and can devote as little as one or two hours per week or as many hours as they can commit. Training is minimal.

You can make a difference with these youngsters; we always need tutors. For more information, contact Richard Hicks at




The SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Scholarship Program provides 4-year scholarships to college and technical school students who reside in the SBCO service area (eastern Pinal County from Catalina along Highway 77 and 177 corridors to and including the San Carlos Indian Reservation). To date, many scholarships have been awarded to students attending the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Central Arizona College and Pima Community College. The photo at the left shows five of the new scholarship students receiving their awards from Steve Groth. Interested students should review the SBCO Scholarship Qualifications and Criteria and the scholarship application form SBCO scholarship application.


Enrichment Programs

Enrichment Program PanelCommunity organizations or schools wishing to apply for a SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) Enrichment Program grant should carefully review the SBCO Enrichment Program Criteria prior to completing the Enrichment Application Form. SBCO provides grants to support enrichment programs sponsored by local public school districts and community organizations. These include preschool enrichment programs, summer programs, programs encouraging reading, programs in the arts and sciences, and community schools opportunities. After completing your program return the Enrichment Program Evaluation FormPlease complete all forms electronically and email them to Elise Grimes at

If you are interested in joining the education team contact Steve Groth at or Elise Grimes at