What are the benefits of School
Business Partnerships? Here’s
what business people and
Business partners become enlightened about the current school environment and are
provided the ability to give input into the curriculum.
Business partners gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the current educational,
social, economic and cultural demands of the contemporary school on students
and their families.
Business partners witness how school partners responsibly use resources provided
through tax dollars, state funding and bonds.
Students gain a mentor and/or see adults as positive role models and this builds
assets for students that increase odds for success.
Business partners see youth in a positive light to counter mostly negative media exposure.
Business partners receive the intrinsic satisfaction of knowing they’ve made a positive
and worthwhile difference in the lives of students.
Business partners provide students with real world expectations to support the
schools, e.g. arrive to class on time; take math classes; respect others.
Students gain awareness of current workforce environments and of occupations and
Educators gain insight into the current workforce demands/needs that may be applicable
to the curriculum they teach.
Business partners gain insight into today’s youth and the trends and motivations of the
Business partners provide financial and staff support to the school to develop skills
that are “above average” for entry-level employees.
Business partners receive Volunteer/Service Credit that benefits the business, student
Business partners have the opportunity to network among their peers in business and
Business partners have community partnering opportunities as well as advertising and