Last month, I shared information about participating in the Partners in Education program through the Education Alliance of Washoe County. I was recently invited to participate in a special task force that is focused on increasing business involvement throughout our community. This is such a great program, and I wanted take this opportunity to share the details with you.
There are over 90 schools in the Washoe County School District. Every school is experiencing challenges and is in need of partnerships with the community at large for funds, volunteers, expertise and attention. The mission of the Education Alliance is simple in that they want to source those resources and connect businesses/community organizations to these schools in a strategic, purposeful manner. There are over 63,000 students in Washoe County, and a good portion of schools are not currently set up with a business/community partner. The focus of the Partners in Education program is to assist all students in Washoe County to achieve academic success and career awareness by facilitating partnerships between each school and the businesses or group organizations that operate within the same area.
The opportunity I have had to participate has been very meaningful to me and my organization, and I believe we have had a positive impact on our partner school, the students and teachers. My involvement has expanded my abilities as a leader, by increasing my exposure to community needs, as well as the ability to meet so many intelligent and thoughtful young people. Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce, and the efforts we put into their success will positively impact our community. We all benefit greatly when we get involved!
If you are interested in getting more information, leave a comment below.