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The Partnerships In Education Program is sponsored jointly by the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. This program connects businesses and community organizations- including congregations and the faith community- with schools to assist in providing a quality education for every student in Forsyth County. While the business partner often donates money, perhaps the most valuable contributions are time, ideas, expertise, and in-house goods and services. Volunteers are another valuable resource provided by business partners. Some serve as resource speakers or assist with building and grounds improvements; but most work directly with students as mentors, tutors, and special friends, such as lunch buddies.
A partnership enhances a company’s image, allows its employees to work together on a specific community need, and contributes to smoother school-to-work transitions for new employees. Employees often enjoy entertainment, artwork, parent education programs, and the use of their partner school’s facility. They especially enjoy the personal satisfaction they receive from their relationship with students and staff.
The School-Business Partnership Program has three main components:
Note: This list is not exhaustive and is provided as an illustration of the types of partner activities provided at this level.
Click here for the 2014-15 Annual Report
Click here for the Partnerships In Education Guide
Click here for the District-Wide or School Friend Registration Form
Click here for the Strategic Partner Agreement/Registration Form
For additional information, contact Rodessa Mitchell at (336) 728-9222.