The Corporate Partners program began with nine corporations matched with nine middle schools and was announced on February 14, 2003. The corporations provided mentors as well as many different types of resources to the schools. Schools provided art, entertainment and recognition to the corporate partner. The program is a huge success!
Today, we have more than 100 corporate partners with every St. Petersburg area school having one or more. We are proud of the contributions our corporate partners have made in our schools and the difference they make each day!
Corporate Partners support their partner schools in a variety of ways. The main areas corporate partners assist schools are:
Volunteering: This includes mentors, tutors, and other extra hands the partner provides the school.
Resources: This includes financial support, equipment donations, gift certificate donations, and fundraising on behalf of the school.
Strategic Planning: This area includes long-range ways the partner aids the school, such as creating internship programs for their students and providing leadership support for the school's administrators.