Throughout our schools, students are benefitting from the guidance and mentorship of local professionals through our Business Partnership program. Partnerships are happening in our classrooms at all age levels, from guest speakers, to classroom projects, to work alongside local businesses.
Small businesses and multi-national corporations are sharing their diverse business experiences to provide our students with unique and authentic learning experiences that promote skills to ensure college and career readiness.
On February 9th, we held our annual Exemplary Business Partnership Awards to celebrate those that embody our mission and beliefs by partnering with Naperville 203 to advance our curriculum, providing mission-driven, and transformational engagement opportunities for our students. This year’s award recipients were RR Donnelley, who hosted six students through their summer internship program; the City of Naperville, for their summer internship program; RPC Leadership and Edgewood Clinical Services for their work and sponsorship of our Student Leadership Institute; and the Lisle Library and Literacy DuPage for their English Language Learner support for Ann Reid Early Childhood Center families.
More exciting partnerships are continuing throughout the school year. This semester, Naperville Central and Naperville North High School Architecture students are redesigning the Iroquois Shopping Center along the East Ogden Corridor. They are working alongside representatives of the City of Naperville and the Naperville Development Partnership to revitalize the area with shops, dining, residential, and open space.
We’re proud to celebrate the inspiration and impact of collaboration between businesses and education in Naperville 203! Whether it is speaking to a class or hosting an intern or somewhere in-between, we know that the expertise of our local business professionals can help our students better prepare for their future.
For an in-depth look at how businesses partner with our schools to enhance student experiences, watch our Business Partnership Video
For information on how to become a Business Partner, visit Naperville203.org
. Thank you to our Business Partners and the work they do with our students!