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1 Bright Futures Partner Recruitment Howie Nunnelly and Peggy Fuller

2 Partners! The HEART and SOUL of the initiative BUSINESS PARTNERS FAITH-BASED PARTNERS HUMAN SERVICES PARTNERS

3 An original goal of BF: Break down barriers between SCHOOLS BUSINESSES FAITH-BASED GROUPS Bring the community together!

4 All good things happen when you sit around a table together!

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6 A little history from JopMo Business-Education Partnership Bright Futures breakfast Ambassador visits “Now Needs”

7 One “NOW NEED” --- Open school on August 14 th with every school having 3 business partners and a faith-based partner SUCCESS!!

8 Word of the Day: DICHOTOMY Webster’s says: Being two-fold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses

9 Dichotomy of being a business partner: There is a place for everyone……. But we want you to attend meetings and be physically present if at all possible!

10 Recruitment in the beginning Organic Heard the “buzz” Friends asking friends Immediate response to interest Continues to grow

11 Commitment is important! Faith-based partner agreement Business partner agreement

12 Partner Gatherings Continuing education Sharing best practices Branding Motivation Feeling like they are part of a bigger effort

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17 Volunteer Breakfast Two awards each year – Partner of the Year – Volunteer of the Year

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19 ALWAYS REMEMBER….. People respond to STORIES Fill your events with stories about kids How BF has impacted students Get kids involved in the event itself

20 The adults matter too! Invite an adult to tell a motivational story How caring adults made a difference in their lives

21 THE GRAND FINALE! End with a story that tugs on the heartstrings and brings it all together EXAMPLE: The fifth-grade boys sharing their lunch

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23 N uts and Bolts of Planning a Bright Futures Partner Gathering Small committee for planning: – Business partner – Faith-based partner – Principal – Coordinator – Advisory Board member

24 Bribes can work! Encourage principals to get their partners to the gathering! Contests Competition Money!

25 Movement and discussion! Let them move around the room Work together on projects Getting to know each other Food always helps!

26 If this is done well, you will have Engaged partners Motivated partners Strong relationships Successful schools!

27 Another piece of the puzzle: Communication! – Bright Futures Connections – Partner of the Month – Facebook stories – Use your local media

28 QUESTIONS?

29 CONTACT US ANYTIME! Peggy Fuller Howie Nunnelly


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