Partnership Activities that Work
Community Partners Providing for Schools
• Provide incentive awards for academic achievements, good attendance, good character or other areas identified by school staff
• Sponsor awards in specific curriculum areas, such as science, math, language arts, etc.
• Sponsor a student for a national or statewide conference or competition
• Have partner representatives send notes to congratulate and encourage students on the school’s honor roll
• Sponsor academic fairs, such as science, geography, health, etc.
• Provide field trip opportunities at the school partner’s facility
• Provide job shadowing and internship opportunities for students
• Develop a mentoring program around the lunch hour
• Provide volunteers to serve as readers for younger students, tutors in specific subject areas or assist in the school library
• Have partner representatives make presentations about areas of interest. These could be about hobbies, travel experiences, career experiences, etc.
• Provide judges for spelling bees, math competitions, speech contests, field days, etc.
• Have representatives from your human resources department make a presentation on tips for applying for a job
• Develop a leadership program for students
• Establish a scholarship in a specific career area or for students with financial need
• Print the school newsletter or other school publications to defray expenses
• Assist with school beautification projects
• Donate surplus supplies and equipment to schools.
Schools Providing for Their Community Partners
• Provide student artwork to showcase the partnership at school partner’s facility.
• Provide student entertainment at school partner’s special events.
• Host recognition breakfast/luncheon to thank community partners and highlight current events on campus.
• Include school partners on the mailing list for the school newsletter.
• School staff members can provide educational workshops as a resource to school partners (English as a second language, geography programs for companies being purchased by a multi-national firm, study skills development for parents to assist their children, etc.).• Provide support to community involvement projects undertaken by school partners, such as neighborhood cleanup days, food drives, runs/walks for a cause, etc.
• Provide space on campus for good news about school partners to be shared with school staff, students and families.
• Provide refreshments at school partner’s location to thank supporters for their commitment.
• Include schools in employee recognition activities of school partners. Students can send congratulatory cards or a banner to partner’s facility.
• Mention and thank school partners in the school newsletter on a regular basis.
|Last Updated: 1/8/09|