Partners in Education

Partners In Education connects businesses, organizations, and individuals with schools to enhance student learning.  Through the establishment and nurturing of purposeful relationships between community leaders and educators, we strive to leverage skills, talents, and resources to reinforce the district’s mission to prepare all students to become lifelong learners who are productive, responsible, and participating members of society.

Partners In Education impacts:

  • Students by enhancing opportunities and empowering the pursuit of meaningful and fulfilling lives in an ever-changing world.
  • Schools by implementing effective programs and support to bridge the gap in high-need areas.
  • Partners by fostering a hands-on approach to cultivate future employees and consumers, a deeper understanding of the school system, and increased morale and public recognition.
  • Volunteers by providing a mechanism for community involvement, sharing of expertise and experiences, and direct influence for academic, life skills, and character development.

Partners In Education is vital in helping the community and school system work and grow together. 

Whether you are a small business, major corporation, nonprofit organization, civic leader, college student, or retiree, our schools and students need you.  Your involvement with Partners in Education, whether inside or outside the classroom, is an investment in our children, our community, and our future.  

What can partners do for La Porte ISD schools?

  • Participate in a lunch buddy program (in-school mentoring)

  • Tutoring after school

  • Sponsor career day activities or extracurricular activities such as math clubs

  • Plan a field trip to your work location

  • Host a business/education exchange; teachers visit your location to better understand the skills their students will need to know

  • Review resumes & conduct mock interviews

  • Provide motivational speakers for teachers

  • Assist with fall festivals and other fundraising events

  • Provide incentives to potential dropouts to encourage graduation; recognize students for good behavior

  • Provide seminars to students, faculty, and parents

  • Donate materials, equipment, etc.

  • Serve as a volunteer for half a day

  • Initiate teacher recognition and scholarships

  • Hold a dress down day at work and donate money raised to your school

  • Support a mentoring program between workers and students

  • Read to students

  • Sponsor a Christmas card contest for students at your partner school and use the card for your business Christmas card.

  • Provide tickets for productions, school events, etc.

  • Allow businesses to judge contests, art work, etc.

  • Distribute school newsletter to businesses

  • Feature/promote business in newsletter and website

  • Provide entertainment for company events

  • Display student artwork at partner office

  • Volunteer students as interns

  • Submit a student column for company newsletters

  • Honor partner with a ceremony to reaffirm the relationship

  • Send partners student thank-you notes

  • Conduct a tour of the school

  • Give update on partner at PTA/PTO meeting

  • Make partner presentations at Awards Day programs

Research shows that partnerships:

  • Foster a better understanding of the school system and its programs

  • Improve quality of life and community stability

  • Extend learning opportunities for all

Who can participate?

  • All types of businesses; examples include utility companies, production plants, banks, restaurants, real estate agencies, and retail stores

  • Civic clubs and other service and volunteer organizations as well as faith-based organizations

  • Individuals who have an interest in serving the students of La Porte ISD

Our Partners in Education Mission

The quality and well-being of a public school system are key factors in the economic growth and the future of a community. Strong partnerships between local schools and businesses and community groups can help ensure that La Porte ISD schools are the best that they can be.

We would love for you to partner with La Porte ISD. Call 281-604-7000 for more information and to get started.