The Sumter Partners In Education program is a joint venture between the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce and Sumter School District. By establishing and maintaining creative, quality partnerships to support Sumter’s schools, our community is making a positive difference for Sumter’s children. Individuals, businesses, and groups are all instrumental in the success of our partnership efforts.

No business or organization is too large or small to serve as a partner.  Each can contribute in a variety of ways, all of which are integral in ensuring each student receives the best education possible. Partner activities include financial contributions, in-kind donations and services, sponsorship of events and awards, attendance and academic incentives, internships, volunteering, and mentoring. In turn, schools offer the partners what they can in order to make the partnership truly beneficial for both partners.

Partnerships not only benefit students and schools, they also strengthen and provide advantages to the community. Today’s students will be the workforce of tomorrow.  By investing in students’ education, the local community is essentially investing in itself to ensure its success for tomorrow. Become a Sumter Partner In Education, and help make students’ dreams come true.

To become a Partner in Education, email Executive Director of Communication and Community Outreach Shelly Galloway.