CANTON, GA (May 23, 2023) – The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, in partnership with WLJA 101.1 FM and Enjoy Cherokee Magazine, is recognizing retiring educators from the Cherokee County School District by donating funds to the Sequoyah Regional Library System. The funds will be used to purchase books for the library branches located in Cherokee County. The books will include a label recognizing all faculty, staff and administrators who retired during the 2022-2023 school year. Each retiree will receive notification that a book is being donated in their honor.
“This is the fifteenth year the Chamber has acknowledged retiring educators for their valuable contribution to the lives of students in Cherokee County. The Chamber is pleased to partner with WLJA 101.1 FM and Enjoy Cherokee Magazine in this tribute to Cherokee County’s educators,” shared Chamber President & CEO Pam Carnes.
About Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee
The Education Committee directs a variety of initiatives that build and enhance relationships between businesses and local schools. The committee oversees the Partners in Education program which annually recognizes businesses for their commitment to education. The group, in conjunction with the Going Green Committee, coordinates an annual ‘Green’ event for elementary students while also recognizing retiring educators from the Cherokee County School District (CCSD) and collecting/delivering supplies for students in CCSD Title 1 schools via the School Supply Express. The group’s Remote Reader program promotes literacy and the fun of reading by encouraging community volunteers to read/record a story to be posted to the Chamber’s YouTube channel. The readers and their books are then promoted to local schools and the community at large. Committee members also learn first-hand about the continuous educational developments in our community.
There are many partnership success stories each making an impact on the schools in Cherokee County. Volunteer opportunities are whatever people want them to be, as just one hour can make a difference in the life of a child. As business leaders you need to develop the human capital that exists right here in the community. Your future leaders and employees are eager to know you, learn from you and be inspired by you!
Partnering is not just about filing papers in the front office. Partnering is about mentoring students, volunteering for special functions, providing internships and/or job shadowing opportunities, sponsoring school clubs, helping with incentive awards for achievement and/or attendance, serving as a judge for a school event, participating in career fairs, providing tours of local businesses for students, sharing resources, reading to a class, and many more!
As you can see, there are many ways for you to make a difference in the lives of Cherokee County students.
Become a Partner in Education today!
The mission of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee is to support educational excellence by fostering relationships between businesses and schools.
Jason Blakey, Chair
Credit Union of Georgia
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Homeless Coalition Cherokee
Taylor English Duma LLP
Delta Community Credit Union
Cherokee Co. School District
Amber de Marche
Georgia Platinum Mortgage
Allegro Business Products
Cherokee County Farm Bureau
Bells Ferry Learning Center
Cherokee Co. Educational Foundation
Goodwill of North Georgia
Divinely Aligned Holistic Healing
His Hands Church
Cherokee County Fire & Em. Serv.
Cherokee Co. Airport Authority
The Children’s Haven, Inc.
Janet Read Welch
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Tracey Satterfield Martin
Live Clean, Inc.
Robert Van Alstyne
Sequoyah High School
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