Needed: Partners in Education

With the opening of several new schools last year in the City of Gainesville and Hall County Systems, the Partners in Education (PIE) program continues to recruit new school-business partners.

Partners in Education, a program of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, is a mutually supportive arrangement between a business or organization and a school. Some 200 businesses are partnered with Gainesville City schools and Hall County schools. The primary goal is to strengthen and enrich instructional programs and enhance the educational experiences of students.

PIE allows businesses the opportunity to contribute to the education of a well-trained future work force and provide students and teachers first-hand work exposure.

“Our kids in Gainesville and Hall County schools are very blessed to have so many quality Partners in Education,” said PIE Chairman Steve Syfan of Turbo Logistics.

“These Partners are instrumental in filling our schools’ needs with items such as computers, audio and video equipment, as well as providing personal involvement with students such as serving as a mentor or just sitting with a child and reading to them. I want to thank every business partner for what they do and encourage others to get involved.”

To become a Partner in Education, call Karen Long at the Greater Hall Chamber, 770-532-6206.