If your school is involved in an education partnership with business, the City of Phoenix would like to know about it. Tell how your students and/or employees are working together to make a difference in each other’s lives, and your partnership may be one of those featured in prominent, exciting ways including recognition at the Mayor’s Partnership Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 27, 2006. The City of Phoenix Youth & Education Commission, 3TV, and know99 Television annually sponsor the Mayor’s Partnership Awards program. Once again, news stories on 3TV and know99 will spotlight four partnerships deemed superior in their content and effectiveness.
There are three categories of nomination. Nominations must be postmarked or emailed no later than March 17, 2006. No entries will be accepted by facsimile machine.
- Leadership: Two awards will be given in this category. We’re looking for an individual or organization that has been effective in facilitating successful education partnerships in Phoenix, both from a corporate and education perspective. The representative partnerships must have been sustained over time and made an impact on the school and the students involved. One will recognize a corporation or business leader and the other will recognize an educator who has provided leadership in the education partnership movement over a sustained period of time.
- Mentoring: Partnerships providing access to safe places and structured activities during non-school hours to learn and grow or provide options for youth to participate in service learning, leadership development, or citizenship activities.
- Innovation: This award recognizes programs that provide opportunities for students and/or schools in new, creative and innovative ways. The partnership can be new or old and has an innovative approach.