ERIC Number: ED248406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-26
Reference Count: 0
White House Challenge Forum for Small Businesses.
Bell, T. H.
Small businesses can participate in a variety of partnerships with the educational community that can result in benefits to all partners. Examples of successful school-business partnerships in Arizona include the Aquafria Foundation in Evandale; the partnership among the University of Arizona, Pueblo High School, and the Puma County-State Bar Association; and the Tucson Unified School District Adopt-a-School Program. The benefits to be derived by a small business from participation in such a partnership with the local educational community are many--increased visibility and an improved image, increased teamwork among employees, and a better educated pool of potential employees. Partnerships between a small business and a local school can take any one of a number of forms, including administering a volunteer program to furnish teacher aides, sponsoring a reading or math contest and furnishing a company service or product as the prize, and conducting an educational enrichment activity such as a plant tour. To ensure a successful educational partnership, members of the partnership should set realistic goals that are agreeable to all involved, should be specific as to program methodologies and durations, and should work to keep the lines of communication among parties open at all times. (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Secretary.
Identifiers: Arizona; Business Role; Private Sector
Note: Speech given at the White House Challenge Forum for Small Businesses (Tucson, AZ, September 26, 1984).