The Partners in Education program supports collaborative efforts between schools and community organizations that promote academic success and personal growth for the division’s students. Community partners from businesses, military commands, faith-based groups and civic organizations work with schools to design innovative educational opportunities to meet the unique needs of students and schools. By matching school goals with the expertise, expanded materials and financial resources and skills of the community organization, partnerships enrich curriculum and enhance learning experiences, extend teachers’ capacity to meet the individual needs of all students and improve communication between the schools and the community.
Community involvement not only makes a positive impact on education, helping to relate academic learning to real-world applications, but it also demonstrates that the community values education and is committed to helping to prepare students with the foundation they need to be successful today and into adulthood.
Is your organization interested in getting more involved in public education? Would you like to learn more about the Partners in Education program and how YOU can make a difference in the lives of students? If you are looking for a rewarding experience, please consider partnering with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS).
Your business or organization may initiate a partnership by:
- Contacting the school you wish to partner with and speaking with the school partnership coordinator or school administrator;
- Completing a Partners in Education Interest Form and submitting it to Laura Smart in the Office of Community Engagement who will help to connect you with a school that best matches the interest and expertise of your organization; or
- Calling the Office of Community Engagement at 757.263.1337 to learn more about how your organization can become a VBCPS Partner in Education.