Business and Community Giving

What are the benefits of a School-Business Partnership?

Creating an environment that values and promotes student achievement cannot be the sole responsibility of educators and the schools. It requires the concerted effort of the entire community. Partnerships provide huge rewards for both partners including:

To the Students:

  • Improved self-image
  • Increased motivation resulting in better achievement and attendance
  • Enriched curriculum
  • Increased awareness of career options
  • Identification with successful role models
  • Better understanding of the free enterprise system
  • Improved preparation for the world of work
  • Acquisition of new skills

To the Educators:

  • Support for educational standards
  • Curricular resources and ideas
  • Increased awareness of business work force needs
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Progressive management practices
  • Recognition and support of their efforts

To the Community:

  • Strong public school system which attracts new business and industry
  • Well prepared work force which allows businesses to prosper
  • A literate citizenry
  • Employable public school graduates
  • Better informed community members
  • A more realistic view of public education

To the Business:

  • Visibility and recognition for valued community service and an enhanced corporate image
  • A chance to improve students’ basic skills and entry-level job skills
  • A more realistic view of public education
  • Tax deductions (state and federal) for donations of equipment and supplies to schools
  • Improved transfer of learning from classroom to practical applications at work
  • Personal satisfaction generated from involvement with students

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