A Nigerian proverb says “it takes a village to raise a child.”
Our village is called Nacogdoches.
The Nacogdoches Independent School District has launched an Adopt-A-School program to provide our schools and local businesses the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships that serve and support Nacogdoches students.
The Adopt-A-School Community Partnerships Program promotes greater business and community involvement by engaging industry, civic and faith-based organizations in the leadership of our schools and the education of our students. The program provides the partner and the school an opportunity to produce educated citizens that contribute to the economic and social health of our community
Along with a feeling of good-will, participating organizations will receive a sign to display in their business and a tax deductible receipt for financial or in-kind donations. A sign will also be placed in the adopted school recognizing the organization as an official Adopt-A-School Partner.
Adopt-A-School does not require financial support from the partner organization and each partnership is unique. One partner organization may have time to spend one-on-one with our students and another may offer financial assistance. Organizations can adopt a particular campus, grade level or the entire school district. There are opportunities for individuals and groups to participate. Employees can donate school supplies or become a mentor, tutor, lunch buddy or guest speaker. Schools can have multiple partners and the opportunities are limitless.
For example, in 2009, long before the Adopt-a-School program had a name, Fredonia Hill Baptist Church adopted Fredonia Elementary School and gave each child a jacket for Christmas. For several years, the First Christian Church has adopted Thomas J. Rusk Elementary School and members of their congregation have given our students a self-confidence boost by helping them with reading and math. Recently Etech adopted the Martin Educational Center and they have quickly firmed up plans to paint several classrooms.
Educating our children is not just a job for school teachers. It is up to all of us to teach children how to succeed. Nacogdoches ISD would like the partnership program to provide our students with additional resources, internships, and career exploration that would otherwise be impossible for the school to provide. Together we can make a difference in the lives of our students, your children and our neighbors.
For more information on the program, please contact Marty Prince firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The Nacogdoches Way"
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