Today’s schools are faced with a plethora of challenges from making sure students are fed when they are not on campus, to safety and health concerns and to kids having kids. Creating an environment for students to be successful begins by discovering, understanding, and knowing their critical needs. Based on those critical needs, pathways must be determined to ensure students have the skills necessary to succeed, whether that means they are preparing to attend college or acquire the skills they will need to graduate from high school career-ready. Solving this complex situation will require convening key stakeholders, creating strategies, leveraging resources, and activating the community. In short: a multi-pronged partnership is necessary.
Raising Highly Capable Kids™
Raising Highly Capable Kids is a 13-week course to help parents learn how to raise healthy, caring, and responsible children. Parents listen to presentations, hold discussions, and engage in activities to help them apply what they learn in their own homes.
The Partners in Education (P.I.E.) Conference kicks off collaboration planning for each new school year. Schools, businesses, and non-profits attend this annual event to build relationships across sectors as well as learn about ways for the various organizations to collaborate on mutually desirable goals of helping students become career-ready.
Every Child Has Access
True transformation in our education system begins with understanding, and understanding comes from knowing the needs of our student population. The Chamber has created an initiative, Every Child Has Access, to bring those partnerships together in order to meet those individually identified needs.
Career Ready Plus Campus Certification
Career Ready Plus is a replicable program Longview Chamber of Commerce created to help support elementary campuses. The transformative work includes leading a multi-faceted team which utilizes the strengths and resources of agencies and organizations in our community. The ultimate goal is to significantly improve literacy levels, as well as scores in core subjects, increase parent engagement, and advance post-secondary career-readiness.
The Longview Chamber of Commerce publication, Every Child Has Access, 2018-2019 Edition
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HealthyVIEW is one piece in the 5 part REACH
Our annual HealthyVIEW summit highlights one or more of the components of our HealthyVIEW initiative for our business leaders.
Lighten Up East Texas
The 7th annual Lighten Up East Texas regional weight loss challenge! Lose at least 5% of body fat for a chance to win $5,000.
Health Insurance Plan
Are you a small business looking for a new insurance plan? The Longview Chamber of Commerce has an opportunity for you!