Educational Partnerships
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Master Partnership with Lynchburg City Schools - educational programs for students Grades 6-12 to promote economic development awareness

Business Rocks Tour™ -- 6th grade students

  • To expose students to diversity of Lynchburg businesses.
  • Business Rocks tours of local companies such as RR Donnelley, Belvac Production Machinery, Wegmann USA, AMTI, Tyco Electronics, NovaTech, Milwaukee Iron, AMG, and Diebold
  • Same program has been conducted for college career directors at companies such as Fleet Laboratories, Barr Lab and Genworth.

Grow One™ -- 7th grade students from Region 2000

  • To teach kids how to be future entrepreneurs and leaders.
  • Students, selected by their schools, participate in facilitated entrepreneurship and leadership education during a one week residential summer camp at Lynchburg College. Students pay a small participation fee, with full and partial waivers available based on financial need.
  • Underwritten by OED. Funding partners: Region 2000 Econ. Dev. Council, foundations, economic development organizations and private business.
  • Program partner: Center for Economic Education at Lynchburg College
  • Join us July 26 to July 31, 2009.

Mentor One™ -- 8th grade students

  • To match 8th Grade Students with a one-on-one role model for twelve months.
  • Includes orientation for both students and role models at Liberty University, Lynchburg College, Randolph College, and Sweet Briar College.

Take Our Daughters & Sons To Work® -- 9th & 10th grade students

  • To provide career exploration at local businesses.
  • Students are matched with a role model in the workplace on the fourth Thursday of April

Just Hire One™ -- 11th & 12th grade students

  • To introduce high school students to career possibilities in Lynchburg before graduation and college/trade choice.
  • This new program provides eight hours of pre-employment training, career connections, jobs, and four hours of finances education.
  • Students interview with employers for jobs tailored to their schedules and interests.
  • Support will be offered to students and businesses throughout the program to keep the students in the jobs.
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