Partners in Education
Partners in Education promotes the collaboration of the Jefferson City area business and education communities, provides programs that enable students to achieve academic excellence and enhances economic growth with quality schools.
- Encourage collaboration among schools, businesses, students, parents and community leaders.
- Promote and reward academic excellence.
- Provide career education opportunities in all grades, including emphasis on workplace readiness skills.
- Communicate to the public the accomplishments of the partnerships.
Partners in Education Program
Students from 45 area schools benefit from the increased motivation and self-esteem, adult role models, career exploration opportunities and curriculum enrichment.
Businesses benefit from an enhanced image, increased community awareness of business goals and issues, and the intrinsic rewards derived from sharing time and talent. The program currently has over 60 actively participating businesses.
The entire community benefits by an improved and healthier school system and the realization that quality education is the responsibility of both business and education communities.
Join over 70 other businesses partnered with local public and parochial schools. For information on joining the programs, please contact Dana Struemph at the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, (573) 638-3589 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partners in Education Kick-Off Luncheon
Creating a brighter future together
The Partners in Education program (PIE), celebrating its 22nd year, promotes the collaboration of area businesses and schools. The PIE Program links businesses with schools in relationships that enhance student achievement and promote workforce development.
Dr. Larry Linthacum, Superintendent of the Jefferson City Public School District, recently spoke with the 2016-2017 business partners at the Partners in Education Kick-off Luncheon. He thanked them current partners for their involvement and noted the variety of ways the partnerships enhance the school experience. "It is important to remember that our success in education results in better lives for our students and a better workforce for our community".
Please consider becoming a Partners in Education; contact Dana Struemph at 573-638-6589 or by email, email@example.com.
Partners in Education Youth Leadership Awards
The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce presented Outstanding Youth Leadership Awards to 22 students from area schools. Students were selected from a group of well-deserving nominees. Representatives from their Chamber business partners made the award presentations to the students. Recipients received a certificate, a medallion and a cash prize. Congratulations to the award winners listed below:
Gage Richardson Callaway Hills Elementary
Jessica Stark Calvary Lutheran High School
Ashley York Cedar Hill Elementary
Catherine Roehl Helias Catholic High School
Erica Overfelt Jefferson City High School
Erica Dunn Jefferson City igh SchoolHigh School
Josh Jay Jefferson City High School
Audrey Klinger Lawson Elementary
Parker Galloway Lewis & Clark Middle School
Georgia Hatfield Lewis & Clark Middle School
Kaylee Petty Lewis & Clark Middle School
Coty Wolf North Elementary
Cole Barry & Olivia Kucsik Pioneer Trail Elementary
Harley McGee South School
Maggie Colombo Special Learning Center
William Roehl St. Joseph Cathedral School
Bailey Lage St. Martin School
Persephone Hamler Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Derik Struemph Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Seleena Morris Thorpe J. Gordon
Blake Hunter West Elementary
A special thank you to the award sponsors:
First Baptist Church
REACT Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors
River Region Credit Union
For more information about the Partners in Education program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-638-3589.
2015 Program of Excellence
The Program of Excellence Award was presented to business-education partners Mid America Bank-Holts Summit and Callaway Hills Elementary School. Congratulations!