Involvement in the Partners in Education Program is open to corporations, businesses of all sizes, civic and professional organizations, agencies, neighborhood associations, parents and community individuals. These are the ways are business partners can help:
1. Monetary Donations
Monetary donations are the most popular type of partnership. Monetary donations can be given in the form of grants, gift certificates, coupons, school uniforms, school supplies, awards, etc.
2. In-Kind Donations
In-kind donations include food/snacks, printing, copying, equipment and furniture.
Several fundraisers are carried out throughout the year. Fundraisers help schools pay for various programs and activities not included in the school’s fiscal budget. Fundraisers include but are not limited to school spirit nights, coupon book sales, value cards, product sales, etc.
The Partners in Education Program strongly encourages business partners to volunteer with school events and activities. Business partners can serve as judges, readers, mentors, and on school and/or District committees. All business partners are required to complete a “Volunteer Registration” form every year for a background check.
5. Community Education
The Partners in Education Program has seen an increase in community education partnerships. Community education presentations are a great way to get important information out to the greater public. Presentations have been made on nutrition, volunteerism, health programs, financial assistance, and platforms to supplement curriculum.
6. Event and Program sponsorships
The Partners in Education Program is always looking for sponsorship for specific events and programs. Business partners can provide event and program sponsorships through donations of product, money, specific items requested, or volunteerism.