Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child
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What is it?
Community groups, organizations, and local businesses create partnerships with schools, share resources, and volunteer to support student learning, development, and health-related activities. The school, its students, and their families benefit when leaders and staff at the district or school solicits and coordinates information, resources, and services available from community-based organizations, businesses, cultural and civic organizations, social service agencies, faith-based organizations, health clinics, colleges and universities, and other community groups. Schools, students, and their families can contribute to the community through service-learning opportunities and by sharing school facilities with community members (e.g., school-based community health centers and fitness facilities).
Ideas for Your PTA
- Advocate for shared use agreements.
- Attend and ask to present about your school and PTA to community groups.
- Regularly communicate with community groups about how they can support your school and students.
Do you have other ideas to share? Email us at Marianne@ncpta.org!