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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.


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