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  • GPE-Business / Faith-Based Partnerships

    School and community partnerships are supportive, collaborative efforts created to achieve mutually agreed-upon goals and activities intended to benefit students and ensure partner success. Greenland Pines encourages and supports business and community partnerships. For partners, the benefits are immediate and long-term because an effective education system provides a strong foundation for economic success in our community.

    How do partnerships help students?

    • They increase the resources and services available to teachers and school administrators to enhance learning experiences. 
    • The students get real business experience and learn skills that help them become college- and career-ready.
    • Students also learn the social and emotional skills they’ll need for life after high school.

    How do partnerships help businesses?

    • The companies start building a relationship with the future workforce.
    • They receive recognition as companies that care about their community.
    • They can offer employees volunteer opportunities, which can help with retention and morale. (A survey showed that 62 percent of 18- to 26-year-olds say they would prefer to work for a company that lets them volunteer for causes they believe in.)

    What do GPE business partners do?

    There are many ways for organizations to partner with Greenland Pines. Here are a few examples:

    • Provide classroom or assembly speakers on specific topics
    • Participate on advisory boards (School Advisory Committee)
    • Help with specific projects and project-based curricula
    • Host field trips at their company
    • Attend school events and set up expo tables
    • Mentor or tutor students/student groups
    • Join students in a community-service project
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