Partner Information

Calling all partners! Sign up below to become a Partner in Education with a school -- or schools -- within the Douglas County School System. We hope you will find a partnership to be rewarding, inspiring, and mutually beneficial. As you visit schools‚Äč or have schools visit your business, church, or organization, keep us updated and provide pictures, and we will use the pictures on our webpage and Facebook page. With over 11,000 followers on Facebook, it's wonderful PR for businesses and organizations.

Click here to become a Partner in Education!

What do partners do?

Partners and their PIE ambassadors (school liaisons) can discuss and determine needs and level of involvement together. Be sure to share talents and offerings you or your staff have that could benefit schools. The partnership opportunities are limitless, but here are a few ideas to help get creative juices flowing.
  • Mentoring - as one mentor says, "sometimes a student just needs an adult to talk to"
  • Career mentoring - periodically visit with small groups of students interested in your career or wanting to learn about your career/industry
  • Offer job shadowing opportunities
  • Offer field trip opportunities at your business or sponsor a field trip elsewhere
  • Participate in mock interviews  - help students getting ready for careers to polish their interview skills
  • Participate in career fairs
  • Offer internships to high school students
  • Serve on advisory councils
  • Serve as judges for academic and extracurricular competitions such as science fairs, art guilds, etc.
  • Serve as guest readers
  • Offer meeting space for occasional staff planning retreats
  • Sponsor student celebrations; offer incentives such as discounts, door prizes, etc.
  • Sponsor staff celebrations; offer incentives such as discounts, door prizes, etc.
  • Provide volunteers at open houses, field days, awards days, etc.; provide refreshments/cooling stations for field days
  • Offer financial support for clubs and other extracurricular activities, programs, projects, school supplies, media centers, etc.
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