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. The 2021 conference will be held in August.
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.
ECHA Champion Investors:
The Longview Chamber of Commerce publication, Every Child Has Access, 2018-2019 Edition
To open the resource guide, click the link in the right-hand column.