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The Partners in Education program links businesses and organizations with schools to share resources, both in people and materials. Each flourishes from the support and prosperity of the other. Schools must prepare today's students for their entry into a diverse, competitive work force. When businesses take part in the education of these young people, they help strengthen the work force of the future. The Partners in Education program is vital in helping the community and the school system work and grow together.

The general requirements are simple: 

  • The partnership needs to provide a benefit to the school, and be mutually beneficial to the business through cause-related marketing not advertising.
  • We define a partnership as at least three activities throughout the school year, which we feel is the minimum for a partner relationship.
  • The partnership activities must fulfill a need of a school, as determined by the principal and the school's Partners in Education Coordinator.

The key to a success is finding where a school's needs and the resources of a business intersect and can be implemented in a mutually beneficial manner. Businesses can partner with an individual school, multiple schools or, for some businesses, with the entire district. Districtwide partnerships must be able to support meaningful activities at a district level or at all schools. 

OCPS has key concentrations of recruitment for Partners in Education that are in the STEM fields, in the travel & tourism industry, and those that are faith-based organizations.​​​​​​​ ​​​

 

 Get Involved

 
 

 Welcome to Partners in Education

 
 

 How to Become a Partner in Education

 

School Level Partner in Education - Partner with a school 

  1. Go to the new Interactive Partners in Education system by clicking HERE.  
  2. Search for Opportunities. You can search by school name, or using the geographical tools.
  3. Click the Sign Up button to sign up for your preferred activity.
  4. Create a new account as a registered Partner in Education (if your organization isn't already registered).

Districtwide Partner in Education - Partner with all schools across the district. This type of partnership requires a broad geographical and logistical reach across the entire county. To learn about the best type of partnership for you, please email Sara Au. Thank you for your interest in supporting Orange County Public Schools. 

 

 Partnership Opportunities

 
OCPS is proud to launch its ​​new Partners in Education Interactive System
CLICK HERE
 
Discover the partner opportunities our schools have available. ALL businesses can register for their first opportunity by searching under Partners in Education for their school(s) of interest, then clicking on "Become a Partner" for their school. Business can also manage all their school partnerships across the district from one profile.
 

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