Becoming a Business Partner
STEP 1 – Register your business in our SBP Community Connect System.
Follow the four easy steps in the Community Connect system to register. During your registration process, be sure to "fan" the schools you are potentially interested in partnering with. You do not have to "fan" a school, but it is helpful when searching for opportunities to partner.
STEP 2 – Search and sign up for partnership opportunities (in the Community Connect system) that are a good fit for your business.
Not seeing an opportunity that fits your business' mission? Contact school representatives directly to discuss your ideas further.
STEP 3 – Connect with the school SBP coordinator prior to participating in your partnership opportunity.
School and business representatives agree upon mutual benefits of the partnership.
STEP 4 – Review and renew
Each school year, partners and schools will review and renew their partnership and involvement to ensure the partnership continues to be mutually beneficial to students, school and business.
All Types of Business Welcome!
Partnerships can be a one-person business involved in a single classroom or a large corporation reaching out to many schools across the district. Because every business is unique, there is no cookiecutter model for what a partnership should look like.
SBP provides networking opportunities that build and enhance relationships between schools and businesses. In addition, participants may receive recognition in SBP and Anchorage School District publications as well as media coverage of partnership activities.
Through real business experiences, students learn employable skills to help them become college and
career ready. They also learn social and emotional skills necessary to prepare them for life.
Best Practices & Annual Report coming soon. . .