Kofa High School teacher finalist for Heart of Yuma award
Kofa High School Law and Public Safety teacher Eric Frost was a finalist for the Heart of Yuma award in the Outstanding Leader category on behalf of the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma. The nomination for the Outstanding Leader award also means he was nominated for the top honor of Philanthropist of the Year.
Frost earned the nomination for his work with his company, Eric Frost Consulting, and for his community service work at Kofa High School.
“The work that I do in the community was never about recognition, it was about feeling a major need in the community,” Frost said. “Unfortunately, in my time in law enforcement I have seen the need to help educate and provide services to the community and I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to do my small part.”
Eric Frost Consulting has been helping abused and mistreated kids through various classes and activities to help them deal with their situations. Frost’s Law and Public Safety Career and Technical Education) (CTE) class at Kofa has also been collecting and donating supplies to Healing Journey, Crossroads Mission, and Amberly’s Place.
Frost was presented with a coveted award at the Heart of Yuma Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, October 24 for his commitment to the betterment of the Yuma community, receiving a crystal heart award for being one of six finalists.
“Eric Frost is a teacher that goes above and beyond on any project that he is assigned,” KHS CTE Instructional Leader Tiffany Tipton-Pavey said. “KHS CTE is proud of Eric and what he brings to our students and community.”
Maria Chavoy of Arizona Western College was the 2023 Outstanding Leader winner.
The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma hosts the Heart of Yuma Awards event every year to recognize local philanthropists, nonprofits, and community members who are making an impact in the community.