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Youth Leadership Bay County Need Your Help

The 2015-16 program is seeking sponsors, each sponsorship of $250 allows one Bay County high school student enroll in this Bay Area Chamber of Commerce program.


Youth Leadership graduates say the program helped them:


Gain college admission

Earn scholarships

Further interpersonal skills

Understand this community

Understand business

Understand government


Will you help us?

For more information, please contact Jo Ellen Strieter, Director of Education, Programs & Events, at joellen@baycityarea.com or by calling the Chamber 989.893.4567.



Grant Opportunities

Explore grant opportunities available through the Bay Area Community Foundation. Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, educational institutions, and government entities serving Bay and Arenac County residents are eligible to apply. Please contact the Foundation’s program staff prior to completing an application.



Mock Job Interviews

Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation Business & Education Partnership will once again be coordinating a mock job interview program for Bay County high school students and we are in need of volunteers.  Mock interviews are scheduled for September 26, 2013 at Central High School, October 8, 2013 at Bay City Western High School, both beginning at 12:30 p.m. Bay Arenac Community High School will be held on October 29, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.


Watch for the coming dates for Pinconning High School, John Glenn High School, and Garber High School.

For more information or to become a volunteer to conduct mock job interviews with high school students, please contact Jo Ellen Strieter, Director of Education, Programs, and Events at 989.893.4567 or email her at joellen@baycityarea.com.



9th Annual Jerome L. Yantz Parnter in Education Award

The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Business & Education Partnership proudly presents the 9th Annual Jerome L. Yantz Partner in Education Award. This award is presented to an individual or organization that inspires interest in education, devotes time and resources to the implementation of partnership programs to impact education, shares a passion for the value of education, and inspires others to be involved in education. This distinguished award will be presented at the Business and Education Forum on November 2, 2012.


The Jerome L. Yantz Partner in Education Award recipient will be selected from nominations and we need your assistance in identifying potential business people or organizations that encourage community contributions in Bay County K-12 education. The criteria are outlined on the enclosed award nomination form.


Through this award, we strive to honor the valuable contributions being made to education and partnerships programs. Your participation will assist in ensuring the success of the 2012 Jerome L. Yantz Partner in Education Award.


Past Award Winners include: Joe Liefbroer; Dr. Griffith Acker; Dr. Thomas Lane; McLaren Bay Region; Mark Jaffe; Don Massnick and the Bay Area Community Foundation.


For more information, please contact Jo Ellen Strieter, Director of Education, Programs & Events, at 989.893.4567 or Joellen@baycityarea.com.


   

Mock Job Interviews

Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation Business & Education Partnership will once again be coordinating a mock job interview program for Bay County high school students and we are in need of volunteers.  Mock interviews are scheduled for October 10, 2012 at Bay City Western High School and October 25, 2012 at Central High School, beginning at 12:00p.m.


For more information or to become a volunteer to conduct mock job interviews with high school students, please contact Jo Ellen Strieter, Director of Education, Programs, and Events at 989.893.4567 or email her at joellen@baycityarea.com.



It’s Time to Get Into The Game!

Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation Business and Education Partnership were founded as the Alliance for Bay County Schools and links businesses with the Bay County educational system. Both the Bay Area Chamber businesses and the representatives of area school districts work together to provide opportunities for our area students. Without sponsorships and financial gifts this partnership cannot exist.


Education is a valuable tool that will make the students in our area better citizens and as it becomes a necessity in our lives, area businesses have a chance to become involved. Programs provided by the Business and Education Partnership bring students, educators, and the people from the business world together, giving everyone the ability to learn from each other. Listed below are programs that are funded by the Business and Education Partnership.


Opportunity Connection

Reading is Bay County’s Business

8th Grade Career Day

Great Lakes Bay Region Summer Institute

Principal for a Day

Counselor/Employer Breakfast

Business and Education Forum


Jerome L. Yantz Partner in Education Award

County-Wide School Board Education Meeting

Plant Seed - Grow a Community

Youth Leadership Bay County

Mock Job Interviews

Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation High School Scholarships


Students are given the ability to have direct interaction with employers through various programs. Here our area students are able to explore a certain career path and find out what needs to be done to reach their achievement. 


Those involved from the area businesses learn what happens in the classroom or school by participating in certain programs.  Below are the Business and Education programs that give the students direct interaction with area employers.


Reading is Bay County’s Business puts a business person in a classroom one time for 20 minutes, he/she reads a book and talks about his/her career.

8th Grade Career Day gives students an opportunity to sit with a small group of fellow students to hear three different employers speak on their career.

Principal for a Day Area business professionals job shadow a principal or superintendent for the day. Some of their duties could include student interaction.

Mock Job Interviews High School Juniors and Seniors will have the opportunity to be interviewed by an area business professional.


The Business and Education Partnership is vital to real life experiences for our students, and helps to assist business and education to work together in building a better community. There are many school superintendents that have come to our area to work, and have stated that previous districts for which they have worked had little or no link between business and education. We have had one superintendent who recently left our area ask if she could call and network occasionally for her new district because their district did not have a Business and Education Partnership.


As a vital part of our business and education system in our area it is important that we continue to support the Business and Education Partnership.  Both businesses and individuals can participate in partnership activities and by financial support. 


We invite you to become a sponsor of The Business and Education Partnership. Sponsorships can be obtained by financially donating to the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation.  These sponsorship dollars are used to directly support the programs that support education. There is no better way to help your community than through The Business and Education Partnership.


Contributions to the Business & Education Partnership are tax-deductible through the Bay Area Chamber Foundation. If you plan to use your donation as a deduction, please make your check payable to the “Bay Area Chamber Foundation” and not on you the check that the funds should be directed to the Business & Education Partnership.


Click HERE to donate and become a sponsor today.