Business and community leaders packed the Lynchburg College Burton Center for the 24th Annual Partners in Education Breakfast, where Lynchburg City Schools kicked off the latest edition to its “Give Me 5” campaign.
The annual event between Lynchburg City Schools, the Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce and over 250 partners was held in the fall for the first time this year.
Keynote Speaker Pat Price, of Lynchburg College, motivated schools to communicate about their needs and be inviting to the many talented members of the community that truly have a lot to offer for the students and staff of Lynchburg City Schools. She also encouraged the community leaders to take an active role in the schools in their community, setting the stage for LCS superintendent Dr. Scott Brabrand’s introduction of the “Community Give Me 5.”
The “Give Me 5” campaign was successfully launched last year to boost parent involvement in the schools. With the Community Give Me 5, Lynchburg City Schools acknowledges that even those who may not have direct ties to the schools do have something significant to offer.
It asks community members to:
- Sponsor a student
- Volunteer at a school or event
- Attend an LCS event
- Read or donate a book to a school
- Donate to LCS through our various partnerships
Additionally, LCS recognized all first-year, five-year, 10-year, 15-year and 20-year partners with certificates and plaques.
Partners In Education is a joint venture between Lynchburg City Schools and the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. Officially started on September 3, 1990, this program has been designed to create links between the school division and area businesses. In the more than 20-year history of the program, Lynchburg City Schools has partnered with over 250 area businesses, organizations and institutions.